FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2003
INTERNATIONALLY-CELEBRATED FILMMAKER SPEAKS AT TRENT UNIVERSITY THIS FRIDAY
Alan Scott Moncrieff, filmmaker and founding director of the Manchester Film Festival, will speak at Trent University’s Wenjack Theatre on Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m.
Mr. Scott-Moncrieff was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, and attended the Edinburgh College of Art. Trained as a painter, Mr. Scott-Moncrieff also studied under his grandfather, illustrator Keith Ward (The Black Stallion, Read With Dick & Jane, and The Saturday Evening Post) and Western realist painter William F. Reese.
Mr. Scott-Moncrieff has worked with the Grassmarket Project Theater Company and wrote and directed An Exorcism of Artistic Phobias and Funk Off Green for the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe. F.O.G. won an EIFF 1993 Capital Award and was performed by invitation at the Tramway in Glasgow and the Royal Festival Hall in London.
As a filmmaker,
and through his independent film company, Little Red Hen Films, Mr.
Scott-Moncrieff wrote and directed The Prodigal, a feature-length independent
film shot in Edinburgh, Scotland and New York City. In 1997, he was
recruited by Rampage West Films to direct the Tibet-based adventure/drama
Sky Burial with cinematographer David Breashears [Everest - the IMAX
film] and actor Josh Hamilton [Alive, The House of Yes, and With Honors],
all under the auspices of Merchant-Ivory Films.
At Friday’s event Mr. Scott-Moncrieff will talk about independent filmmaking and his recent experience shooting a documentary in the jungles of Cambodia. The Champlain Film Festival will follow at 8 p.m.
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