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Filming The List

Filming a one woman play for the cinema sounds straightforward but proves anything but.

Overview

Genre
Arts
Synopsis

In 2013 Edinburgh based women’s theatre company Stellar Quines set out to discover how they could reach a larger audience in the cinema, something big players like the UK’s National Theatre and the New York Met Opera have had conspicuous success with but which, until now, has been beyond the reach of smaller theatre companies.

Restaging their 2012 Edinburgh Festival ‘Fringe First’ winning production of Canadian dramatist Jennifer Tremblay’s hit one woman play The List, starring Maureen Beattie, Stellar Quines commissioned BAFTA winning film director Morag McKinnon to work alongside the company’s Artistic Director Muriel Romanes and her team to produce a cinema version of the play. Their aim was to create a filmed experience that didn’t compromise the live-ness and intimacy of the actor’s relationship with an audience.

What happened next is the subject of ‘Filming the List’, a half hour observational documentary that goes behind the scenes was the two groups of professionals

Stage
finished
Running time
28 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Asylum Pictures Ltd
Country
United Kingdom

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Language
English

Photos

Morag mckinnon silhouette_thumb

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