The Shutdown

Alan Bissett recalls the intense experience of growing up next to one of Europe’s largest petrochemical plants and the harrowing experience of an explosion that temporarily deformed his father.

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Directed, edited & composed by Adam Stafford
Written & performed by Alan Bissett
Filmed, produced & edited by Leo Bruges
Produced & edited by Peter Gerard

Winner of 9 awards:
– Vimeo Staff Pick
– Jim Poole Scottish Short Film Jury & Audience Award
– Best Short Doc at Palm Springs Shortfest
– Best Short Doc at San Francisco IFF
– Special Jury Mention at Dokufest Kosovo
– Best International Film at Belo Horizonte ISFF
– Grand Jury Prize at Premiers Plans Festival d’Angers
– Marin County International Festival Jury Prize

– BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Short Film
– BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award

TV Broadcast sales: ARTE & Portugal TV

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