News from the Asylum…The Asylum Pictures office has moved (as of September 2008) to the Borders (see new address on intro page). We are currently taking a break from development and production to pursue other projects which range from brush-clearing, planting and wall rebuilding to running the Screen Academy Scotland. But several project seeds are waiting patiently in the dark, ready to germinate...when the spring comes (to paraphrase Peter Sellers in 'Being There').
'Tree Fellers' was screened on April 2nd 2006 at New York's Anthology Film Archives 'Scotland on Film 1942 - 2006' event, part of the annual Tartan Week celebrations in New York.
Our short film drama 'Duck', starring Peter Mullan and directed by Kenny Glenaan, was featured in the Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival's UK retrospective from 28th January to 3rd February 2006.
Tree Fellers screened on 22nd October 2005 in Glasgow as part of the Document 3 Human Rights Film Festival and for the second year running screened in London during October 2005 as part of the Imperial War Museum's contribution to Black History Month.
Tree Fellers received a BAFTA Scotland Nomination in the Television Best Documentary category at the awards held in Glasgow on Sunday 16th November 2004.
Tree Fellers screened in Glasgow at GFT on Sunday 15th October 2004 as part of Black History month; in Aberdeen on Thursday 28th October as part of their Intercultural Film Showcase and in London at the Imperial War Museum between October 23rd and 30th as part of "Black Poppies: Black History Month"
Tree Fellers screened on Scottish and Grampian Television on Tuesday 29th June 2004 and feedback from viewers has been great.
Rebel Frontier screened (52 min version) on RTE in Ireland on 8th June and on YLE (65 min Director’s Cut) in Finland on 21st July, 2004. The Director's Cut featuring Martin Sheen's narration screened at the Film Fleadh in Galway on July 9th 2004; Cork Film Festival on October 15th 2004; Denver Film Festival on October 23rd and 24th; the Belfast Festival on 29th October. 2005 Festival Screenings so far: Chicago Irish Film Festival, March 12th; Minneapolis, April 10th and 13th; Belfast Film Festival, April 12th.
Both films were on show to TV buyers and distributors at the 'Sunnyside of the Doc' market in Marseille in June and Rebel Frontier was represented at MIPCOM in October where it attracted a lot of interest - watch this space for more news.
‘Patrick Geddes – the French connection’, a 15 minute film screened to thousands of visitors to the exhibition of the same name at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh from February until April 2004. It screened as part of the Geddes celebrations in Ballater in October 2004. It made its way to France in November 2004 as part of the Scottish Executive's Entente Cordiale programme to help round off the year's celebrations.
This page last updated: 24 September 2005