Bridging the Gap 7: Surprise

Noe Mendelle (Producer), Sonja Henrici (Producer)

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Abstract / Description of output

7x10' films
by Rose/Hawkins/Wigley/Elson/Coomber/Carr/Firth
commissioned by Scottish Documentary Institute

7 short documentaries on the theme of "surprise" throws open the exploration of situations which are transgressive to the norm.

SDI Research impact and insight:
10 years ago Scottish Documentary Institute was set up in order to stimulate and enhance creative documentary activities and productions in Scotland. Bridging the Gap was created in order to encourage the making of short documentaries for cinema (as a genre), as well as offering an opportunity to young talent to be commissioned and make a film in a professional context yet under constant creative supervision. BtG is one of the leading initiatives for cinema and broadcast in the UK, with international distribution. It is run with a series open-masterclasses and workshops led by international filmmakers. It serves as a synergy between academia and industry and brings attention to Scotland by distributing award-winning films abroad and by bringing international filmmakers in Scotland it creates a focus on Scotland and enriches our visual culture.
It becomes a stepping stone for filmmakers to take part in bigger schemes such as Interdoc and move on to international feature docs and international broadcasting co-productions

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherScottish Documentary Institute
Media of outputFilm
Size72 min
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • transvestism
  • gated communities
  • Brutalism
  • Fashion
  • personal history
  • Medicine


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