SHORTS IN COMPETITION: STUDENT

WHEN THE SONG DIES

Directed by Jamie Chambers
SHORT DOCUMENTARY 15 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE WHEN THE SONG DIES
In this poetic documentary, stories, songs and memories from across Scotland are woven together with the richly evocative landscape of the Machars peninsula in the southwest corner of the country. Contributions from well-known Scottish voices Norman Maclean, Sheila Stewart and Margaret Bennett provide access to a rich but dying world in this first film in a series seeking to engage a new generation in the strangeness, mysticism, poeticism and absurdist humor of Scottish folklore.

Screening in Shorts Program: Character Witness
Documentary, Music
About the Director(s)
JAMIE CHAMBERS studied music at St. Mary's Music School and Oxford University. He is the artistic director of Transgressive North, a Scottish artistic community that in the past year has led various outreach and stand-alone arts projects with contributions from Irvine Welsh, Jarvis Cocker and Norman Maclean.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Student
  • Year:
    2012
  • Length:
    15 minutes
  • Language:
    English, Gaelic, Scots
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Jamie Chambers
  • Producer:
    James Barrett
  • Editor:
    Martin McEwan
  • Cinematographer:
    John Craine
  • Cast:
    Sheila Stewart, Norman Maclean, Margaret Bennett, Liz McAdam Laughland, Ernie McGuire, Mary McCormack
  • Sound Designer:
    Tom Hatcher
  • First Assistant Director:
    Robyn Pete
  • Dubbing Mixer:
    Jim Hoyland
  • Sound Recordist:
    Anisha Fields

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