JUMPCUT Actor Has Major Role in Tim Burton’s New Film

miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-childrenGovan-born actor Finlay MacMillan, who plays Francis in the 2013 JUMPCUT film Good Souls, has a major role in Tim Burton’s latest fantasy adventure Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, his first feature film. Cast as Enoch O’Connor, a boy who can resurrect the dead and bring objects to life, he appears alongside Samuel L Jackson, Eva Green, Terrence Stamp, Judi Dench and Asa Butterfield. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is out now in cinemas across Glasgow, but you can watch him in Good Souls right here.

GOOD SOULS (2013) from JUMPCUT on Vimeo.


Award for Misgivings + More Festival Screenings

JUMPCUT production Misgivings received its first award at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival, following its premiere there last month. It was presented with the World Cinema Short Narrative Award during a ceremony on Thursday 15 September at Venice Beach Suites in Los Angeles, marking a fantastic achievement for everyone involved in making the film.

We’re also excited to announce further festival screenings in October and November. We’re delighted that Misgivings will be shown at Adirondack Film Festival in Glens Falls, New York during the weekend of 21-22 October, and at the 10th annual Rockport Film Festival in Rockport, Texas from 3-5 November.

That’s in addition to the film’s first Scottish screening, which takes place as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival’s Youth Perspective programme at the CCA on Sunday 16 October. It’s wonderful to have the film shown across the world, but we’re delighted to have a local screening that the JUMPCUT crew can attend!

Misgivings to Get UK Premiere in Glasgow at SMHAFF

We’re excited to announce that our 2016 JUMPCUT film Misgivings will feature in the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival’s official selection, receiving its UK premiere at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow!

Misgivings will be presented alongside another Film City Futures production Knock Knock, made by Pollokshields-based Youth Community Support Agency (YCSA) through our PROJECTOR scheme. Both films are screening as part of Youth Perspective, a programme of short films addressing mental health in which young people played key creative roles.

The 2016 SMHAFF International Film Competition received 1,600 submissions from over 100 countries, so having two films featured in the programme is a wonderful achievement. We hope to see as many of the participants at the event as possible, and are delighted that the filmmakers will get the opportunity to watch Misgivings and Knock Knock at a public screening  in their home city.

The Youth Perspective event will take place from 1pm-2pm on Sunday 16th October at CCA and is free to attend. Tickets can be reserved online at the CCA box office, or by telephone on 0141 352 4900.

Festival Award for Misgivings! + First Screenings

Misgivings – the 2016 JUMPCUT film – had its first public screening earlier this month, at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival in Los Angeles. It was shown in the festival’s opening night programme on Friday 12th August. We were also very excited to hear that the film won the World Cinema Short Narrative Award at Marina Del Rey, so congratulations to everyone involved.

Before that, we had a well-attended cast and crew screening last month at the CCA. It gave everyone the chance to catch up and see the result of all their hard work on the big screen, as well as to celebrate what was undoubtedly a successful production! Fingers crossed for more festival announcements soon.

Location, location, location


The crew went on an adventure around the different chosen filming locations discussing the script, schedule and feasibility of each and every shot. The Director, Producer and other Heads of Department went along to answer individual departmental concerns. Overall one successful tech recce bringing us one step closer to the shoot itself!

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

“I’m really excited about doing this with you guys, I think you have a great team of people and as I’ve said before the team is everything. Without the team you can’t do a single thing.”

– Harry Boyd (1st AD Mentor)

On Tuesday, the crew came to together for the last production meeting before filming begins. Each department asking questions and finalising ideas; the atmosphere buzzing with creativity and excitement in preparation for the upcoming challenges!


Abi & Lauren’s Big Adventure

Big day today with our tech recce this morning followed by our production meeting. Our art department and production team continued their parrot hunt and Production Co-ordinator Abi and 1st AC Lauren went on a mission to Artem, braving the Scottish weather to find a wind machine!

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

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The Camera Squad were out on a very specific mission yesterday – to get pictures of old trains at The Riverside Museum of Transport. A big thank you to the museum staff for accommodating us and letting us photograph their exhibits! Keep an eye out for these snaps in Ms. Giving’s office in our short film, Doocot.

3 Days into Prep and Time is Flying!


Lots of exciting things happening at JUMPCUT central yesterday! Our Art Department took a trip to the BBC props warehouse (photos to follow!) and Doocot script writer Jahvel Hall paid us a visit. The crew were full of questions and it was great to hear how the script grew from it’s initial concept to our final shooting script – and of course to grab a photo with Jahvel, director Adrian Mead, shadow director Annabel Macleod, producer Amy Shaw and script supervisor Andrei Cristian.

Thanks to BAFTA Scotland, there was time to relax in the evening with a screening of A Couple in a Hole followed by a Q&A with actors Kate Dickie and Paul Higgins. Both were incredibly generous with their time and even hung around for more questions and photos after the event!