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Interview with Into Creative about Filmmaking in Scotland.

Scotland’s culture department and large media organisations have to take make their contribution and it shouldn’t be left up to the independents to do so. There are some fantastic cultural musical archives about to be released or completed – Chris Brickley’s 16 years book and Carla Easton’s film on females in music. All of these should have been publicly funded and not fought for. It’s not always about what is big or sells, the small parts of our heritage are often the most rewarding for us and future generations.

‘Far From the Apple Tree’ Review in ‘Eye For Film’

Grant McPhee’s film draws on these traditions for a film that is distinctly Scottish in character yet echoes mythology from all around the world. It’s set in one of those generationally inhabited large country houses decorated with curiosities from all around the globe, a place that reflects colonial history yet conjures also the sense of a modern world colonised by an uncanny something deeply rooted in the human soul.