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A budding film producer tries to get funding for his project at the Edinburgh Film Festival A budding film producer tries to get funding for his project at the Edinburgh Film Festival
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BFI Flipside presents LONG SHOT A Film by Maurice Hatton

THE FLIPSIDE: rescuing weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presenting them in new high-quality editions.

Filmed around the 1977 Edinburgh Film Festival, Long Shot is a deadpan satire about the trials and tribulations of British independent filmmaking, with terrific cameos from Wim Wenders, Susannah York, Stephen Frears, Alan Bennett and John Boorman.

Two low-budget filmmakers attempt to talk up some finance in this brilliantly barbed movie-biz satire played out against the backdrop of the 1977 Edinburgh Film Festival. Shot for next to nothing on short-end scraps of black-and-white stock, this deadpan verite´-style comedy drama follows director Charlie (Charles Gormley) and scriptwriter Neville (Neville Smith) on the hunt for cash, cast and ‘name director’ Sam Fuller to shoot their Aberdeen-set oil-boom adventure ‘Gulf and Western’.

Along the way, they encounter a plethora of filmmaking luminaries including Wim Wenders, Stephen Frears, John Boorman, Bill Forsyth and Alan Bennett.

BFI Flipside presents LONG SHOT A Film by Maurice Hatton

THE FLIPSIDE: rescuing weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presenting them in new high-quality editions.

Filmed around the 1977 Edinburgh Film Festival, Long Shot is a deadpan satire about the trials and tribulations of British independent filmmaking, with terrific cameos from Wim Wenders, Susannah York, Stephen Frears, Alan Bennett and John Boorman.

Two low-budget filmmakers attempt to talk up some finance in this brilliantly barbed movie-biz satire played out against the backdrop of the 1977 Edinburgh Film Festival. Shot for next to nothing on short-end scraps of black-and-white stock, this deadpan verite´-style comedy drama follows director Charlie (Charles Gormley) and scriptwriter Neville (Neville Smith) on the hunt for cash, cast and ‘name director’ Sam Fuller to shoot their Aberdeen-set oil-boom adventure ‘Gulf and Western’.

Along the way, they encounter a plethora of filmmaking luminaries including Wim Wenders, Stephen Frears, John Boorman, Bill Forsyth and Alan Bennett.

Extras

Scene Nun, Take One (Maurice Hatton, 1964, 26 mins): Comedy short starring Susannah York

Hooray for Holyrood (Ross Wilson, 1986, 38 mins): Scottish Television film celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Edinburgh Film Festival, presented by Robbie Coltrane

Sean Connery's Edinburgh (1982, 28 mins): Promotional film starring the iconic actor

Booklet with new writing from Bill Forsyth, Dylan Cave and Vic Pratt, plus full film credits

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SKU 5035673012871
Catalogue Number BFIB1287
Subtitle A Film about Filmamking by Maurice Hatton
Product contents DVD, Blu-ray
Year 1978
Director Maurice Hatton
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI Flipside
Countries UK
Aspect ratio original aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour b/w, colour
Sound Dolby Digital 1.0 mono (192kbps)
Subtitles English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles
Language(s) English
Running time 84 mins (feature)
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 12

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