Trailer for Donkeys is NOW ONLINE AT THIS LINK!
Also, quick reminder that the newest film from Sigma will have its world premiere this weekend, June 20 at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Morag McKinnon's "Donkeys," the second installment of the original Advance Party trilogy features many of the same great cast from the award winning Red Road, including Kate Dickie, Martin Compston, Tony Curran, Natalie Press as well as featuring the excellent James Cosmo and Brian Pettifer and more. It is important to note that now ALL TICKETS FOR BOTH SCREENINGS ARE NOW SOLD OUT.
For those of us who follow the I Love Luci blog will see that Colin has drawn up a new poster for the film, here.
While local press on this local made film starring local Scottish actors has been to date typically poor and sadly scant (save few cursory mentions and bless Ross over at ReelScotland for a mention as one of his picks), the Daily Record ran a piece a few days ago with Martin; quotage:
Filmed in Glasgow, it's about a man trying to make amends for his mis-spent life and also stars Scots veteran James Cosmo and acclaimed actress Kate Dickie. Martin said: "Donkeys is a kind of black comedy. James Cosmo is a force of nature and for my money Kate is the best actress in Scotland."
Let's say that again KATE IS THE BEST ACTRESS IN SCOTLAND.
Well... I agree :)) Kate got rave reviews for her turn in a recent BBC production, and her film OUTCAST with James Nesbitt is also screening at EIFF, with tickets for that long sold out. Kate and her Donkeys co-star Tony Curran will soon be seen on TV as the mega production of Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth is set to air on Starz cable channel July 23. More on that galore can be found at the official website.
It pains and disappoints me greatly I can not be in Edinburgh this year yet again :(((( anyone attending /meeting Kate or anyone from Sigma, please send in your pics reports etc and I will be happy to post.