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BBMF Masterclass: 1he Making of
Communion
When Ì sat down to write this introduction, Ì found myself basically reeling off an
autobiographical tale about my life from 2006 to 2013 and while this was immersing for me, Ì
took the hunch that people wouldn't really want to hear about it. The reason Ì bring it up
however is because it revealed to me just how deep my connection with Bootleg actually
goes.
Ìn 2008 Ì met a guy who inspired, and continues to inspire, me. Ìn a café basement in
Glasgow, with no seats and a shitty projector, Tom Wilton started something that has
snowballed into an Ìnternational festival movement, coordinated by a team of global
filmmakers, all with the same values and vision for independent underground film.
Ì started Write Shoot Cut the blog and the short film night because of the inspiration Tom
and Bootleg gave me. Ì love people who dedicate themselves to something, no matter what.
Ì've been in this game for over 10 years and it is only now that Ì am actually making a living
from what Ì love. Ì've watched many people fall by the wayside either because things got too
tough or 'life got in the way' and God, Ì can even say Ì walked away myself a few times. But
there is something to be said for persistence, for getting knocked down and getting back up.
Ì am delighted beyond clever words to bring the Bootleg Film Festival to Edinburgh. Ìt has
been a joy to programme. Ì have been surprised, hope-filled, entertained, terrified and
genuinely emotional watching these films and Ì hope that you will feel the same way too as
you join us for three days in March.
The Bootleg Film Festival Edinburgh would not be possible without the support or many
people; our venue, our sponsors, our colleagues, our filmmaking community, our partners
and our families. Thank you to everyone who has had a part to play in making this happen.
Bootleg has always been about celebrating and showcasing filmmakers and their films. Ìt's
never been about ego, it's never been about pretention and it's most certainly never been
about using people to get what you want. We celebrate those who do, those who persist,
those who learn, those who have made 100 short films before they made a good one, those
who ignore the naysayers and those who support others. Collectively we can achieve
greatness (and have a good time doing it).
So get along to the fest. Do what you need to do to be there. No excuses, just do it.
Welcome
Neil Polland - Creative Director of Bootleg
Edinburgh & Founder of Write Shoot Cut
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BBMF Masterclass: 1he Making of
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Every time that we put Bootleg together, Ì'm always amazed that somehow, we're still here.
Ìt's not because Ì don't think we deserve to be, but rather that Ì'm stunned by how an idea
can grow and grow, pushing out beyond it's own limited resources.
For whatever reason, Bootleg seems to attract the most amazing filmmakers, all of whom
are pushing their own ideas further than they might have dreamed of. And that's really what
this is all about; living a life less ordinary because you couldn't imagine it any other way.
Sure, Ì may not fully understand how we're able to attract such incredible artists to our little
rock n roll film festival, but what Ì do know is that we love being in the front row, watching
everybody shine.
Maybe what's even crazier than getting to see so many brilliant movies is having such a
stellar team to work alongside. Ìt's true - there really aren't any egos when it comes to
people getting to work on the festival, and Ì think that's personified in having Neil lead the
vision of what Bootleg Film Festival Edinburgh is. Neil, like all the guys behind Bootleg, is
just a really good guy. And in spite of his own achievements, he'll be the first to turn the
spotlight on any filmmaker he loves. That's inspiring, and it's the way it should be. So Ì know
Ì speak for the whole team when Ì say we think Edinburgh is going to rock because Neil's
love of cinema is infectious and his humility overwhelming. And that makes for an easy
welcome for any filmmaker coming to say hello.
On top of this, my Bootleg family from all over - Canada, the UK and beyond - have ALL
been so influential and important in getting this together and making sure that this is going to
be a Bootleg to remember. And to think, that many have come to tag into this via the festival
itself, convincing me that yes, they felt this way too about film and filmmakers. Ìn fact,
Bootleg couldn't have come this far and become a festival that hops oceans if it hadn't been
an idea that chimed. And that's what Ì love about it most.
Ì started Bootleg because Ì believed that emulating everybody else was a bad call - to
reference Fight Club, a copy of a copy. Now, many years on, we're distinctly a different kind
of festival, not limited by our collective imaginations but rather, freed by them.
So to you, filmmakers, this is your weekend. Enjoy it and own it! And thank you for blowing
us all away.
1om Wilton - Founder of Bootleg Film Festival &
Pro|ect Bootleg
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Neil Polland - Creative Director
@Neil_Polland | @WriteShootCut
1om Wilton - Founder & Director
@1omWilton
Jeffrey P Nesker - Director 1oronto
@JeffreyPNesker
Cavin Ellis - Associate Director
@CavPefereeEllis
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@BootlegFilmFest
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Cavin Ellis - Associate Director
@CavePefereeEllis
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Cimberly P Nesker - Associate
Director
Jeff Crabell - Associate Director
@|grabell
Nikki Yee - Associate Director
@nikkiyeefosho
Venue
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About the fiIm
1he Banshee Labyrinth
Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LC
The Banshee Labyrinth is Scotland's most
haunted venue. So it's fitting that, in our
history of hosting indie films in the coolest
spaces, that we should come here for
Bootleg Edinburgh in 2013.
The vaults and chambers, once the reserve
of the city's criminals, will serve as the ideal
space to screen the best films from around
the world in the fantastic cinema screen.
The Banshee Labyrinth
And with the doors open till 3am, we'll also be utilising the awesome venue to network in the
bars and host live entertainment each night - including bands, all to celebrate the great work
of the best independent filmmakers working today.
Not only is The Banshee Labyrinth located perfectly in the city's vibrant heart, but Edinburgh
itself is just the most magnificent place, well-used to hosting visitors from all around the
globe. Be sure to zone in on the most awesome venue in one of the coolest cities in the
world.
The Banshee Labyrinth is open from 12.30pm tiII 3am
Schedule
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ÌN THE CÌNEMA
Strings - Rob Savage - 89 minutes
1pm - 3pm - Opening FiIm
and Q&A
ÌN THE CÌNEMA
Pro Kopf - 14 minutes
An Saileach - 1 minute
Mørkefald- 27 minutes
Sketch - 15 minutes
Extra Time - 11 minutes
Red, White, Black and Blue - 81 minutes
ÌN THE CHAMBER
Once Upon a Time - 5 minutes
Tales of the Troll - 6 minutes
No Comment - 4 minutes
Notes - 9 minutes
A Short Film on Conformity - 10 minutes
Fabula - 13 minutes
L'Appuntamento - 10 minutes
Graders - 90 minutes
4pm - 7pm
Judge Minty - 26 minutes
Electric Man - 100 minutes
8pm - 11pm - 5peciaI Comic Book 5creening and Q&A
Bar open for networking until 3am.
11pm - 3am - Live Bands and DJs
Friday March 22nd
doors open 12.30pm
free entry
7pm - 10pm
ÌN THE CHAMBER
Panel Talk: Can No-Budget Filmmaking Actually Become a Viable Career?
Say Ìt Like Ìt Ìs - 75 minutes
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doors open 12.30pm
free entry
Saturday March 23rd
Bloody Cuts Shorts and Q&A - 80 minutes
Bitch - 22 minutes
10pm - Late - Horror FiIm 5howcase
ÌN THE CÌNEMA
Autumn Wanderer - 109 minutes
ÌN THE CHAMBER
Bootleg Showcase: BBMF Masterclass
1pm - 2.30pm
ÌN THE CÌNEMA
All that Glisters - 8 minutes
Dinner with Holly - 12 minutes
Lief Lost a Book - 10 minutes
The Last Human - 6 minutes
Postcard from 1952 - 8 minutes
The Undrawn - 16 minutes
Liars - 6 minutes
Time 2 Split - 5 minutes
Kenneth - 75 minutes
ÌN THE CHAMBER
Backpackers - 12 minutes
Gemalogia - 12 minutes
Jäminkipohja - 25 minutes
Aliens Under the Bed - 8 minutes
Requiem of Home - 25 minutes
The Last Page - 12 minutes
The Greater Good: A Hitchhike Perspective - 30 minutes
3.30pm - 6.30pm
Discoverdale - 82 minutes
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Witchery Tour for FiImmakers
15 slots available - please contact us for details.
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Sunday March 24th
Awards Ceremony
followed by karaoke
10pm - Late
Weekend Retreat - 75 minutes
Ìt's For You! - 2 minutes
5pm - 7pm
ÌN THE CÌNEMA
Somebody's Daughter - 10 minutes
Austin We Have a Problem - 18 minutes
Sonata - 15 minutes
Supply - 11 minutes
Lapse - 23 minutes
Q - 8 minutes
VOÌD - 5 minutes
The Waster - 12 minutes
Kara - 7 minutes
Plastic Love - 25 minutes
ÌN THE CHAMBER
Pregnant - 7 mins
Tea Breakdown - 9 Minutes
Alex - 14 minutes
Easy Reader - 3 minutes
Una del Oeste - 22 minutes
Revenge Flame of Hayabusa - 10 minutes
Darker Shade of Green - 30 minutes
Bollocks - 14 minutes
The Download Horror - 60 minutes
1pm - 4pm
Pale Horses
8pm - 10pm
doors open 12.30pm
free entry
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Carl is no longer seeing eye to eye with his
colleagues.
A 5hort FiIm on Conformity
Norway - 10m
Dir. Matt WiIIis-Jones
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the chamber
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the chamber
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5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the chamber
Alex is thirteen. He lives with his mother
who has recently fallen back into heroin
addiction and prostitution. Forced to roam
the streets at night Alex possesses a
miraculous and mysterious gift.
AIex
UK - 14m
Dir. John 5weeney
Are there malevolent beings stealing from
Sally or is she losing her mind? Life isn't
always easy for the mature single woman,
yet Sally keeps herself busy. But after a
chance meeting with an ex leaves her
vulnerable, she is no longer able to ignore
that something else might be going on.
AIiens Under the Bed
UK - 8m
Dir. DeIia CaIIagher, Lindsay Brown
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As Clare moves from childhood, she
strives to create a personal way of dealing
with her Dad's illness from asbestosis.
AII That CIisters
UK - 8m
Dir. CIaire Lamond
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the cinema
Heartbroken Rob falls in love with the
beautiful adult film star Austin Powders
during an 800 man bang-a-thon. The lines
between fact and fantasy blur as Rob
embarks on a mission to prove their love is
real.
Austin, We Have a ProbIem
U5A - 18m
Dir. Andrew BurIinson
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the cinema
An Ìrish Folk Song tells of a young man's
journey to a place, and a decision, that
nobody should ever have to to make.
An 5aiIeach
lreIand - 1m
Dir. Brian Benjamin Dwyer
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5creens 5aturday - part of the Late Night Horror
bIock from 10pm in the cinema
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the chamber
This is a tale of two young lovers, who
have their minds and hearts challenged
while they set out to travel the wider world
together. But the beautiful romance that led
these two to make the backpacking journey
is facing its greatest test.
Backpackers
AustraIia - 12m
Dir. Maren Preuss
Pete and Claire are two twenty something
Londoners, stuck in a destructive
relationship which isn't going anywhere.
Eventually, Claire becomes unbearable,
pushing Pete too far, convincing him to
finally execute the most crushing revenge
he can...
Bitch
UK - 22m
Dir. 5imon RumIey
This is the story of Charlie's first days as a
schizophrenic. After he meets the woman
of his dreams, he slowly becomes aware
that his father's mental illness has been
passed down, and he is forced to choose
between reaching out for help, or battling
the terrible disease on his own.
Autumn Wanderer
U5A - 109m
Dir. Nathan 5utton
5creens 5aturday - 1pm - 2.30pm bIock,
in the cinema
WorId Premiere
Bitch will be playing out of competition.
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Bob is a loser and seems to attract bad
luck wherever he goes. Working as an
accounts administrator for a vending
company he hates his job, but he neither
has the motivation or aptitude to better his
life. However, today might just be the
catalyst for change.
BoIIocks
UK - 14m
Dir. 5imon J RiIey
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the chamber
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the chamber
After witnessing an assault on a woman, a
troubled and lonely man attempts to shift
the guilt of his past and gain redemption
through revenge.
Darker 5hade of Creen
UK - 30m
Dir. Edward Andrews
A young couple has a big plan to spice up
their love life when their friend, Holly,
comes over for dinner. A movie about
having sex with the same partner for the
rest of your life.
Dinner with HoIIy
U5A - 12m
Dir. Josh Crockett, DanieI 5incIair
UK Premiere
UK Premiere
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A film crew follow cult band 'Dead Cat
Bounce' on a quest across Europe to
reunite singer Jim with his long lost father,
the legendary Whitesnake frontman David
Coverdale. They've no idea what they're
doing - just blind faith that Jim will soon be
sharing a jacuzzi with the Dad of his
dreams... and some hot Asian chicks.
DiscoverdaIe
UK - 82m
Dir. Ceorge Kane
5creens 5aturday - 7.30pm - 9.30pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens Friday - part of the Comic Book
5creening, from 8pm in the cinema
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the chamber
Gary is at the library rain or shine, where
he has a cosy relationship with the
Librarian. But when Gary's attention is
snagged by a pretty young woman, his
history with ladies becomes unravelled.
Easy Reader
UK - 3m
Dir. Lewis Rose
Jazz and Wolf need money to save their
comic shop. When the rare and valuable
first issue of Electric Man shows up, they
think all their problems are solved. But
things are never that simple. They are not
the only ones who want to get their hands
on it.
EIectric Man
UK - 100m
Dir. David Barras
European Premiere
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Troubled by grief and guilt, John returns to
the local football stadium where he spent
much time with his father. Concerned with
the fact he never got to say goodbye, he
takes comfort in a conversation with a
stadium steward. But soon he realises that
not all is as it seems.
Extra Time
UK - 11m
Dir. Craig-James Moncur
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock in the
chamber
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the chamber
One summer afternoon, on the bank of a
river, a boy and a girl are starting to meet
each other. Meanwhile, landscape and
distance will become the stage for a
possible beginning.
FabuIa
Argentina - 13m
Dir. Augustin FaIco
A young gemologist and his colleagues
spend long hours analysing the
imperfections of diamonds, but when he
falls in love, he suddenly becomes unable
to value diamonds, as he sees beauty in
the flaws of each unique stone.
CemaIogia
5pain - 12m
Dir. Rick Limentani
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UK Premiere
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A woman searches for her sister who has
gone missing while working at a remote
fish factory in the Scottish Highlands.
Craders
UK - 90m
Dir. David Hutchison
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the chamber
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the chamber
A tiny tale of a young parent too busy to
play Daddy. Boys will be boys? Or do two
year olds know best!
lt's For YouI
UK - 4m
Dir. PauI 5tevens
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5creens 5aturday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the chamber
Teenager Matti's father has decided to
move his family from Helsinki to the
countryside and start organic farming. The
new guy Matti, arriving to the small village,
turns his and the village teenagers lives
around.
Jäminkipohja
FinIand - 25m
Dir. Mika Kurvinen
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A dark drama that sees a young woman
follow a nightmarish creature to an isolated
rural farmhouse where uncovered
memories lead to deadly consequences.
Kara
lreIand - 7m
Dir. TraoIach O Murchu
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the cinema
Kenneth's world is unravelling fast. He's
just lost his job, his girlfriend seems tired of
him and a malevolent creature has just
crawled out of his ear. Escaping his
problems, Kenneth teams up with a
homeless man named Peter and heads out
to the countryside to make sense of his life.
Kenneth
UK - 75m
Dir. Peter Anthony Farren
WorId Premiere
5creens Friday - part of the Comic Book
5creening, from 8pm in the cinema
Judge William Minty has spent his entire
adult life policing the violent streets of
Mega-City One - and now he's slowing
down. When a lapse of judgement almost
ends his life, he knows that it's time to quit.
Judge Minty
UK - 26m
Dir. 5teven 5terIacchini
Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFÌT fan film, shown with the kind
permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered
trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is the
Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.
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When a man wakes up, he only
remembers two things : A woman's face
and that she is in danger.
Lapse
France - 23m
Dir. CiIIes Cuerraz
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the cinema
A man unwittingly yells the blunt truth from
a rooftop while everyone around him would
much prefer a flattering lie or two.
Liars
UK - 6m
Dir. Oscar Nobi
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the chamber
A couple of thirty year old guys invite two
girls out for dinner letting them decide
where to eat. All goes well, and the signs
are good that there will be a second date,
but at the end of the evening something
goes wrong...
L'Appuntamento
ltaIy - 10m
Dir. Cianpiero AIicchio
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A woman heads to her remote summer
house to relax and distance herself from
the world, but shortly after her arrival she
discovers that a body has been found in
the area. At nightfall, a knock at the door -
a woman asking for help...
MørkefaId
Denmark - 27m
Dir. MikkeI F. C. Lund
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the chamber
A girl makes two different and unexpected
encounters in the Jardin du Luxembourg in
Paris.
No Comment
France - 4m
Dir. AIexandra Naoum
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the cinema
Jon meets Wes. Jon wants to talk about
Lief and a book. That's all there is to it. Lief
lost a book: a short film about tall tales.
Lief Lost a Book
UK - 10m
Dir. Barry Wigg, Craig Henderson
WorId Premiere
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Dorothy is having a bad day, she's a
professional children's TV presenter and
her air of perfection is about to crack
leaving millions of viewers in shock, not to
mention the children.
Once Upon a Time
UK - 5m
Dir. DeIoris CoIIins
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the chamber
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the cinema
Plastic Love is a dark and twisted tale of
love, loss, obsession and fetishes. The
story focuses on four main characters and
explores their secret desires and fantasies,
and how they affect their relationships, for
better or worse.
PIastic Love
UK - 25m
Dir. Jamie Hooper
European Premiere
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the chamber
When two flat mates never meet, leaving
notes is the only way to communicate. So
for this relationship the writing's on the
wall... and the kettle... and the washing
machine...
Notes
UK - 9m
Dir. John McPhaiI
WorId Premiere
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Five-year old Ben is going to have a
sibling, his mother is pregnant and
everybody is over the moon with
happiness. The little boy feels left out so
he decides to take action and comes up
with a plan: he too must become
pregnant.
Pregnant
UK - 7m
Dir. AngeIina CoIom
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the chamber
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the cinema
When Martin discovers his wife is cheating,
he has one thing on his mind; murder. And
he's willing to pay. But will their maid do
what he wants and kill his wife and her
lover?
Pro Kopf
Cermany - 14m
Dir. 5ascha Zimmermann
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the cinema
This is a glimpse into the imagery of
memory through the lens of the family
camera. From here, we witness time pass,
and explore human memories and
emotions as flashbulbs light the way. A
collaboration between photographer Annie
Gunn and cinematographer Peter
Simonite. Music by Explosions in The Sky.
Postcard From 1952
U5A - 8m
Dir. Annie Cunn, Peter 5imonite
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Students from South Los Angeles fly to
New Zealand to play Rugby. On the field,
troubled histories melt away, and we see
boys rise as men; girls lead as women
stronger for facing up to a challenge. 'Red,
White, Black and Blue' provides a sensitive
take on a rough game: it blends on-field
triumph with off-field tragedy.
Red, White, BIack & BIue
U5A - 81m
Dir. James Brown
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the chamber
A young photographer in modern Beijing
discovers the fast changing city landscape
and agonising shifts in the new China.
Requiem of Home
Hong Kong - 25m
Dir. AbigaiI Wang
European Premiere
UK Premiere
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the cinema
Q has a goal: conquering the heart of the
beautiful Dolores with the help of Santos,
his brave and loyal squire.
Q
U5A - 8m
Dir. FeIipe Vara de Rey
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A teenager dreams of a better life living in
a neighborhood full of violence and poverty
in Australia. The odds are stacked against
him further as his heroin addicted Uncle
whom he is living with, is using him to deal
drugs. When Dillan is robbed in the street
by a rival drug dealer, a series of events
occur that could change his life forever.
5ketch
AustraIia - 15m
Dir. Justin Evans
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the chamber
WorId Premiere
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the chamber
A yakuza is released from prison and
discovers that his boss and crew have
been gunned down by an enemy gang.
This leads him on a quest of vengeance to
bring to return honor to his gang.
Revenge FIame of Hayabusa
U5A - 10m
Dir. Petong 5akuIchai
5creens Friday - 7pm - 10pm bIock,
in the chamber
Dylan and Brooke reunite after some time
apart, but Dylan quickly learns that
although their friendship has been
maintained, the reality of Brooke's life is
not what she was expecting.
5ay lt Like lt l5
U5A - 75m
Dir. Maria Mclndoo
European Premiere
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Eric has his first job in over a year. Supply
teacher. Failsworth Comp. Spanish for
year 11. Maybe if he can survive the first
day, everything will be ok. Maybe, like
everyone else, he can start to get on with
his life. Just got to survive day one.
5uppIy
UK - 11m
Dir. Peter Coventry
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
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5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the cinema
Molly, a young hitchhiker, gets a lift with a
troubled older man. His efforts to prolong
their journey begin to unnerve her: does he
mean to harm or protect her?
5omebody's Daughter
UK - 10m
Dir. Careth Peevers
When a woman argues that marriage
should not be arranged but based on true
love, he asks "what is love?¨ and points out
that, if understood as an exclusive
preference for one person, it often passes
quickly.
5onata
5pain - 15m
Dir. Jon Ander Tomas
UK Premiere
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Dougie and Robbo like nothing more than
a night in watching one of Big Al's latest
downloads - especially if it's a horror film
featuring five babes alone in a big house.
Will his latest offering, the horror film
Sacrificed, live up to their expectations?
The DownIoad Horror
UK - 60m
Dir. Jim Hickey
5creens 5unday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the chamber
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the chamber
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the chamber
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the chamber
Nestled within an ancient forest resides a
mysterious being. Despite being hunted to
the point of extinction, trolls can still be
found. They have adapted to the modern
world and now exist by hiding in the
disappearing forests and keeping
themselves hidden from modern man -
until now.
TaIes of the TroII
UK - 6m
Dir. Deanna Dewey
Alice, a temping P.A, walks into her new
job but quickly discovers her new boss has
a very particular way of taking his tea. After
several failed attempts, Alice battles on to
perfect his tea for a big meeting... unaware
she's going stir-crazy!
Tea Breakdown
UK - 9m
Dir. Andrew lonides
1he Films
i can. i will. i did.
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the cinema
Superheroes working bottom-feeding jobs
at SuperCorp, heroes with questionable
powers, morals and ethics, superheroes
who no matter how hard they try will never
end up drawn in the next Marvel comic.
The Undrawn
Canada - 16m
Dir. Jeffrey P Nesker
Macha, a little girl, asks her mother to read
her the story of The Steadfast Tin Soldier.
As the last page was missing, Macha
enters the world of dreams to imagine the
end.
The Last Page
Lebanon - 12m
Dir. Marc Roumi
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the chamber
European Premiere
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the chamber
Thomas Francine has hitchhiked 26,000
miles through the U.S. other countries.
This documentary tracks Thomas on his
travels and his meetings with other global
hitchhikers, as they discuss their
remarkable experiences, the supposed
decline of hitchhiking and the greater good.
The Creater Cood: A Hitchhike
Perspective
U5A - 33m
Dir. Thomas Francine
On a barren, lifeless planet the last human
being alive carries out a desperate mission
to implant DNA and seed new life in the
universe. But is the planet so alien after all
and is this really the end of humanity, or
just the beginning......or both?
The Last Human
UK - 6m
Dir. Tom WaIsh
European Premiere
1he Films
i can. i will. i did.
A couple, a young child. Life is such that
sometimes it is time to separate to
live.
Time 2 5pIit
France - 5m
Dir. Fabrice Bracq
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the cinema
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the cinema
Much to the frustration of his partner,
Mandy, instead of writing his book, Jeff
wastes his days playing video games. One
day, two mysterious agents appear and to
arrest Jeff for wasting his opportunities. Ìf
he is taken away, his life instance will be
given to a soul more deserving. Jeff has to
quickly figure a way out.
The Waster
UK - 12m
Dir. CoIin Ross 5mith
Superheroes working bottom-feeding jobs
at SuperCorp, heroes with questionable
powers, morals and ethics, superheroes
who no matter how hard they try will never
end up drawn in the next Marvel comic.
The Undrawn
Canada - 16m
Dir. Jeffrey P Nesker
1he Films
i can. i will. i did.
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
Karen and Duncan are away for a quiet
weekend, a chance to rebuild their
fractured marriage. But during their first
night, they're taken hostage by Kevin and
Gary, brothers desperate for money. As
the weekend draws on the stakes are
raised as secrets are revealed and body
parts lost.
Weekend Retreat
UK - 76m
Dir. Brett Harvey
5creens 5unday - 5pm - 7pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the cinema
Mary is a new single mother on the brink of
destruction, longing for freedom and
dreaming of the past. Sometimes the fall
back to reality comes at painful cost.
VOlD
UK - 5m
Dir. Christopher Cook
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the chamber
30 years after they were first cowboys in
the park, three friends reconvene for an
afternoon to make a new version of the
western they shot as kids. But one of those
Saturday kids has gone. The other two
aren't friends anymore, and the child is
now a sick man who only wants to finish
his film.
Una deI Oeste
5pain - 22m
Dir. AIexandre Casanovas
WorId Premiere

i can. i will. i did.
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
5creens 5unday - 5pm - 7pm bIock,
in the cinema
All of the films playing in competition will be eligible
for the following categories:
Best Cinematography (Short):
Best Cinematography (Feature):
Jeff GoIdsmith presents Best ScreenpIay (Short):
Jeff GoIdsmith presents Best ScreenpIay (Feature):
The Masques Agency presents Best Actor--Short (MaIe):
The Masques Agency presents Best Actor--Short (FemaIe):
Best Actor--Feature (MaIe):
Best Actor--Feature (FemaIe):
Screen Education Edinburgh presents Best Scottish FiIm:
Distrify presents Best Director (Short):
Distrify presents Best Director (Feature):
PhiIip Curran presents Best Short:
Edinburgh InternationaI FiIm FestivaI presents Best
Feature:
Write Shoot Cut Audience Award:
BootIeg FiIm FestivaI Edinburgh 2013
Awards Ceremony
is proudIy sponsored by
Innis & Gunn
Bootleg Showcase
i can. i will. i did.
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
About the fiIm
Strings
5trings opens the festivaI on Friday 1pm - 3pm in the cinema - earIy arrivaI encouraged
Rob Savage has been making huge waves of late with his debut feature film, Strings.
Not only did it win the Raindance Award at the British Ìndependent Film Awards 2012, but it
has also recently been acquired for distribution by Vertigo Films.
The film was shot for just a few thousand pounds when Rob was eighteen years old, but
he's been a Bootlegger even longer.
Rob first screened at Bootleg in 2010 when we were ourselves still a scrappy young festival,
and it's where we first heard about his ambitions to shoot a feature.
Over the years, we've followed the progress of the film, and at Bootleg Film Festival London
in 2011, we were the first to preview ten minutes of the movie.
Now we're very excited to invite Rob back to Bootleg to officially open the festival and to
share with us all the story of Strings so far in a special Q&A.
A German exchange student begins
an impulsive and ultimately
destructive relationship with a shy
British boy in her final weeks before
returning to Munich and her warring
family.
About the fiIm
followed by a Q&A with Pob Savage
Strings will be playing out of competition.
@DirPobSavage
Bootleg Showcase
i can. i will. i did.
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
Troubled by grief and guilt, John returns to
the local football stadium where he spent
much time with his father. Concerned with
the fact he never got to say goodbye, he
takes comfort in a conversation with a
stadium steward. But soon he realises that
not all is as it seems.
Extra Time
UK - 11m
Dir. Craig-James Moncur
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock in the
chamber
5creens Friday - 4pm - 7pm bIock,
in the chamber
One summer afternoon, on the bank of a
river, a boy and a girl are starting to meet
each other. Meanwhile, landscape and
distance will become the stage for a
possible beginning.
FabuIa
Argentina - 13m
Dir. Augustin FaIco
A young gemologist and his colleagues
spend long hours analysing the
imperfections of diamonds, but when he
falls in love, he suddenly becomes unable
to value diamonds, as he sees beauty in
the flaws of each unique stone.
CemaIogia
5pain - 12m
Dir. Rick Limentani
UK Premiere
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
A couple, a young child. Life is such that
sometimes it is time to separate to
live.
Time 2 5pIit
France - 5m
Dir. Fabrice Bracq
5creens 5aturday - 3.30pm - 6.30pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the cinema
5creens 5unday - 1pm - 4pm bIock,
in the chamber
30 years after they were first cowboys in
the park, three friends reconvene for an
afternoon to make a new version of the
western they shot as kids. But one of those
Saturday kids has gone. The other two
aren't friends anymore, and the child is
now a sick man who only wants to finish
his film.
Una deI Oeste
5pain - 22m
Dir. AIexandre Casanovas
Mary is a new single mother on the brink of
destruction, longing for freedom and
dreaming of the past. Sometimes the fall
back to reality comes at painful cost.
VOlD
UK - 5m
Dir. Christopher Cook
WorId Premiere
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
About the fiIm
Pale Horses
Bootleg Film Festival has always been concerned with the future of independent film, and by
extension, the future of independent filmmakers. But as anyone working in the business
today will attest, getting paid for shooting movies is extremely difficult. Just how long can a
filmmaker eke out an existence at the very fringes of their career? Ìs it possible to even get
paid? Should that be a part of indie film making? These are the faces attempting to answer
the questions...
Panel Discussion
Can no-budget filmmaking actually become a viable career!
Greg Hall's debut film The Plague was
awarded the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation
Award at the 10th Sarajevo Film Festiva,
which led to widespread distribution for the
film in the UK.
New York filmmaker, Maria McÌndoo, is
beginning on the journey of taking her first
film, Say Ìt Like Ìt Ìs, from completion to
market.
Much has been made of Rob Savage's
debut film Strings and its recent plaudits
and successes as it readies its way to UK
distribution.
Bootleg Film Festival was launched off the
back of Tom Wilton's debut feature, Ìcharus
Broken, which was released in the USA and
Canada in 2008.
The PaneI Discussion wiII take pIace in the chamber 7pm - 8pm
Bootleg Showcase
i can. i will. i did.
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
BBMF Masterclass: 1he Making of
Communion
The BBMF MastercIass is happening on 5aturday 1pm - 2.30pm in the chamber - earIy arrivaI
encouraged
Actor Paul Marlon - recipient Best
Actor (Short Film) Award for Bruised
(Bootleg Film Festival Toronto 2012)
- plays lead character Father
Clemence, a man burned by his
faith, who has taken to executing his
own form of vigilante justice whilst
driving around the UK.
Along the way, he is joined by Maria (Ana Gonzalez Bello), a hitch hiking punk, full of
attitude, who is fleeing her home in Mexico City.
Together this odd couple embark on a roller coaster of adventures that is at times both
violent, dark, scary, real, funny and heart warming.
Ìn the summer of 2012, writer/director Greg Hall, along with actor/co-writer Paul Stevens
and actor/producer Becky Finlay-Hall, worked tirelessly to shoot their latest feature film,
Communion.
Now, in a Bootleg first, they're hosting a special masterclass on the whole filmmaking
process - a real-life making of - followed by a sneak-peek at a few minutes of the film.
From the concept to production, via the hustle of an intensive crowd-funding campaign,
they'll be sharing all the details of what it takes to get a low-budget feature film from an idea
to a mass audience.
Ìf you've ever wondered what it takes to get a feature film shot on a close-to-zero budget,
this event is is an absolute must.
About the fiIm
@CommunionFilm
Bootleg Showcase
i can. i will. i did.
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
About the fiIm
Pale Horses
Bloody Cuts first came to the
attention of our Creative Director
Neil via Write Shoot Cut, and
instantly, he knew that we had to
have them at Bootleg to scare the
bejesus out of everybody.
The team have been hacking
their way toward thirteen
incredible horror shorts - all of
which (so far) have been instant-
classics.
And so, in celebration of their work (and in honour of being in Edinburgh's most haunted
building), we're bringing you a night of horror - showing off their eight films so far -
including the World Premiere of the latest - Don't Move.
Horror Film Showcase
a night of Bloody Cuts
Lock Up
The debut short film from the 'Bloody Cuts' collective... A lone security guard finds that
being alone at work can be creepy ÷ but locking up on your own can be truly terrifying!
5titches
A babysitter... A ringing phone... A dark house full of toys. Bloody Cuts teams up with
Millennium FX for their take on a classic urban legend.
Prey
When a one night stand has horrible repercussions, a sexual predator becomes the 'Prey'
. 'Bloody Cuts' third film takes a fresh take on lust and revenge.
The Bloody cuts shorts will be playing out of competition.
@BloodyCutsFilms
Bootleg Showcase
i can. i will. i did.
Pale Horses Horror Film Showcase
a night of Bloody Cuts
The Bloody cuts shorts will be playing out of competition.
Mother Died
'Mother Died' is a chilling tale of fear, family and a young woman's survival. Prosthetics
legend Neill Gorton makes his directorial debut, with Sarah Winter in the lead role as the
fearful daughter.
5uckabIood
The dark tale of a young girl too scared to suck her thumb, lest the dreadful 'Suckablood'
might come! This stylish fantasy mixes The Brothers Grimm and Tim Burton, with a very
wicked 'Bloody Cuts' twist in the tale.
Dead Man's Lake
Born from a passion for the 80s golden age of slasher films: Fun in the sun for three
teenagers becomes a nightmare they'll never forget!
Death 5cenes
'Death Scenes' sees a detective attempting to unravel three unusual and disturbing
murders, with the help of an alleged serial killer known only as 'John'. A dark horror noir,
with an unpredictable finale.
WorId Premiere Don't Move
A late night Ouija board session awakens a phantom from the depths of hell... And he's
intent on playing a horrifying game of his own! But who will survive?
The BIoody Cuts shorts pIay on 5aturday from 10pm - Iate. Expect to be terrified
@BloodyCutsFilms
Bootleg Showcase
i can. i will. i did.
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
About the fiIm
Pale Horses
PaIe Horses pIays on 5unday at 8pm - 10pm in the cinema - earIy arrivaI encouraged
Bootleg Film Festival founder Tom Wilton has been upending movie making conventions for
more than a decade.
Ìn 2010, he most notably took off to New York City to shoot a feature film in just five days on
a cheap Flip camera. That film was Vinyl, and it went on to take the prestigious Best Drama
award at Portobello Film Festival, proving that quality filmmaking was absolutely in the grasp
of those hungry enough. Now he's back with his latest feature film, Pale Horses, and will
debut it as a part of Bootleg.
Set once more in New York, Pale Horses was conceived, written, shot, cut and
subsequently had it's first rough screening in just fifty days. Tom will be presenting it at
Bootleg Film Festival and sharing how and why this film was made in this way.
Joined by cinematographer and filmmaker Maria McÌndoo, Tom will also be discussing the
making of the film in New York City in a Q&A.
This is an invitation to engage in the next wave of filmmaking.
When Patti runs into Janis in the old
neighbourhood of Astoria, Queens,
it's natural for them to bond quickly
over broken-hearted-blues. But
when Keith enters the mix, things
become even more complicated.
Ìn a city of eight million strangers, it
is hard to be alone.
About the fiIm
followed by a discussion on the future of no-budget filmmaking
Pale Horses will be playing out of competition.
@Pro|ectBootleg
Entertainment
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ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
About the fiIm
The bands wiII be pIaying from 11pm - bar open tiII 3am
We know you love movies, but we also know you love music - that's why we've booked
some awesome bands to come along and just kick up a fuss at Bootleg Edinburgh
Bands
A night of amazing live music
The CoIts
Glasgow band, The Colts,
have a wonderful whisky
soaked sound that'll leave
a mark on you.
@antonthecoltsuk
http://the-colts.bandcamp.
com/
Birdhead
Birdhead are a two piece
band that has a beak and
talons.
https://itunes.apple.
com/gb/artist/birdhead/id49
8428122
Entertainment
i can. i will. i did.
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
About the fiIm
Awards and Karaoke
Late night karaoke from 11pm - bar open tiII 3am
As much as we'd love it, the festival can't go on forever.
So, after we've handed out the awards and (hopefully) had the maddest, most amazing time,
we'll kick ass with the karaoke!
Save the sloppy songs and the slow dances for weddings - when you do karaoke at Bootleg,
you do it with everything turned up to 11.
So grab a mic and get ready to sing and dance with your fellow Bootleggers and just
remember that if it isn't loud, you're not singing it right.
because everybody deserves to be a rock star
The awards! We're giving out the prizes from 10pm!
The awards wiII be handed out from 10pm
Awards Ceremony - sponsored by lnnis & Cunn
Be sure to show up and see who is the best of the best.
Karaoke
1eam
i can. i will. i did.
BBMF Masterclass: 1he Making of
Communion
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
Cavin Ellis - Associate Director
@CavePefereeEllis
1hank You!
@BootlegFilmFest
without these people, there would be no festival
Edd Morrison and all Staff at the Banshee Labyrinth
James McKenzie
Kerri Rolland
Pia Hundal
Gordon Lee
Robin Mandel
Karina Sheinerman
Gavin Ellis
Jeff Grabell
Nikki Yee
Cimberly R Nesker
Jeffrey P Nesker
Edinburgh Ìnternational Film Festival
Ìnnis and Gunn
Screen Education Edinburgh
Craig-James Moncur at Black Box Digital Media
The Cadies and Witchery Tour
Philip Curran
Jeff Goldsmith
The Masques Agency
Progressive Broadcast Hire
The Baked Potato Shop
Louis Clark
Aron W H Dalecairns
Yutsil Hoyo Diaz Martinez
Alex McGarry
Ed Blackburn
Graham Fitzpatrick at Screen Education Edinburgh
The Venue
The 5creening Team
5ponsors
OfficiaI BootIeg FiIm Crew
5peciaI Thanks
Music Maestro
Sponsors
i can. i will. i did.
BBMF Masterclass: 1he Making of
Communion
ALEX
UK 14m - John 5weeney
Cavin Ellis - Associate Director
@CavePefereeEllis
Major Partners
Venue Partner Edinburgh 5ponsors

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