Fine – Reluctant Silence

2005

An exploration into the power of expression through words, music and gesture.

This uplifting short film documents the inspiring journey of Alwyn, a professional Blues musician who following a stroke, lost the ability to communicate verbally, and with it the passion and motivation to continue playing music.

A Bridging the Gap project, in association with the Scottish Documentary Institute

Crew:

Director: Hazel Baillie

Producer: Micky MacPherson

Director of Photography: Ewan McNicol

Music: Alwyn James

 

Awards:

WINNER – Best International Short Documentary, New Zealand International Documentary Film Festival 2006

DOCNZ International Documentary Festival, Auckland, New Zealand – Sept 2006

FINALIST – Saltire Society Grierson Award 2005

Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland UK – August 2005

 

Festival Screenings:

ROSHD International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran – November 2006

Reel 2006 Showcase, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK – November 2006

Tallgrass Film Festival, Wichita, Kansas, USA – October 2006

Document4 Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, UK – October 2006

DOCNZ International Documentary Festival, Auckland, New Zealand – Sept 2006

Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland, UK – August 2005