Down the Line

Back in March 2013 I worked as Director of Photography on James Ewen’s graduation film Down the Line.

NOMINATED – Scott Ward Cinematography award 2013

    • WORLD PREMIERE at Shetland’s Screenplay Film Festival
    • SCREENED at Write Shoot Cut at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse Nov 2013.
    • SCREENED at Open City Docs, June 2014
    • SHORTLISTED – The Skinny / Innis & Gunn Short Film Comp 2014

Down the Line at Shetland Film FestivalEdinburgh Filmhouse Screening


Duncan filming Down the Line

In James’s own words “The film concerns itself with the past, present and future of the Scottish fishing industry as seen from the point of view of a father and a son working side by side on a trawler, at the mercy of the North Sea.”

This shoot was undoubtably the hardest I’ve ever worked on. Being seasick for four days and nights on a boat whilst trying to make a film was a bit of a struggle. I found it much easier when we shot On the Surface all those years ago. However, on the whole the week long trip to Shetland was an experience I’ll never forget and filming on a boat was a great challenge to be faced with.

Duncan filming Down the Line 2

We shot on a Panasonic VariCam with a plastic sheet attached for water spray.

Duncan filming in Shetland

All behind the scenes stills available to view here

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