Scottish Shorts 2015 Spotlight – MEET ME BY THE WATER & NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Scottish Shorts Spotlight continues with MEET ME BY THE WATER and NO PLACE LIKE HOME.

Producer - Karen O'Hare & Writer/Director - Raisah Ahmed

Producer – Karen O’Hare & Writer/Director – Raisah Ahmed

Raisah Ahmed is a screenwriter and director and Karen O’Hare is an experienced film & TV producer, both based in Glasgow. They began working together in 2014 with the short film MAGDA which was Raisah’s first film as a director and is in competition at Glasgow Short Film Festival 2015 for Best Scottish Short Film. They were both on the EIFF Talent Lab in 2014 with two feature projects, one of which was shortlisted for the Sundance Writers Lab 2015. They are developing the short film MEET ME BY THE WATER through the SFTN New Talent Shorts scheme with Raisah as Writer/Director and Karen as Producer.

MEET ME BY THE WATER is the story of Amara Rahim, a young Scottish Asian woman living in Tarbert on the West Coast of Scotland, who is torn between family and tradition and a life of independence in South America, which will she choose?

Writer/Director - Cat Bruce & Producer - Neil Jack

Writer/Director – Cat Bruce & Producer – Neil Jack

Cat Bruce
I am an animator/director from the Highlands, currently living and working in Edinburgh. I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2011 with stop motion animated short THE GOLDEN BIRD, which screened at a number of festivals including Encounters, Soho Rushes Shorts, Bradford Animation Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival. As well as working on professional productions for Disney and BBC I have been making animated shorts, independently commissioned films and music videos, and recently was an animator and compositor for CBBC’s OOGLIES.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME is a stop-motion animated short, centred around the sudden eviction of a woman, from her remote home, who lives a life of freedom and self-sufficiency. Because of the emotional attachment to her home and way of life, she struggles to accept the change forced upon her