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Thursday 4th July 2019
Old High St. Stephen’s Church | 7pm - 10pm

Discover Scotland: North Coast 500

Discover Scotland: North Coast 500 takes audiences on a breathtaking adventure around a 516 mile round-trip of Scotland's north Highlands to a soundtrack by Mànran (2012 London Olympics), and Kathleen MacInnes (Robin Hood). Presented by Malcolm Jamieson (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Howard’s Way) and filmed in 4K resolution with numerous partnerships with local businesses, the documentary explores the culture, history, and opportunity for adventure around the 516 miles of Scotland’s north coast.

The North Coast 500 has been hailed by many as one of the world’s essential road trips. While the driving experience is almost unparalleled, the 516 mile round-trip through the Highlands of Scotland is also home to breathtaking scenery, vibrant people, and a rich history. After seeing that most of the media coverage of the route was from first-time experiences, Sean Grieve decided to use his first year out of university to produce Discover Scotland: North Coast 500.

“I wanted to show an honest representation of the Highlands with an authentic soundtrack that all point towards a contemporary, thriving Scotland that cherishes its culture and heritage.” – Sean Grieve

The Skye filmmaker’s perspective on the North Coast 500 culminates in a 90-minute documentary, featuring a blend of visits to listed historical locations, and adventures with locals off the beaten track. Sean hopes that his project will transport audiences to the remote regions and leave them with a deeper appreciation for the route that goes beyond its striking beauty.

About Sean Grieve

Sean Grieve grew up on the Isle of Skye and graduated last year with a BA (Hons) degree in Filmmaking from Screen Academy Scotland last year. After releasing several short drama films in Edinburgh and New York City, Sean self-financed Discover Scotland: North Coast 500 as a means to learn more about the culture and history of Scotland’s Highlands, and to take audiences on the same journey. Sean is currently on his way towards directing inspiring feature films in Scotland drawing from the country’s culture, history, and folklore.

Following the screening, there will be a special Q&A session with Sean Grieve.

Speakers

    Sean Grieve
    Director

    Sean Grieve grew up on the Isle of Skye and graduated last year with a BA (Hons) degree in Filmmaking from Screen Academy Scotland last year. After releasing several short drama films in Edinburgh and New York City, Sean self-financed Discover Scotland: North Coast 500 as a means to learn more about the culture and history of Scotland’s Highlands, and to take audiences on the same journey. Sean is currently on his way towards directing inspiring feature films in Scotland drawing from the country’s culture, history, and folklore.

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