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  Castle, Isle of Coll
Castle, Isle of Coll, Scotland
1 hr, 16mm, 1993

NFTS - Hebrides, Scotland.
Quirky fly-on-the-wall character documentary

Producer/Director and Cameraman.
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Premiered at the Nyon Documentary Film Festival, 1992
Passing Judgement

Are selection tests and interviews ever objective?
Or are they really just based on personal prejudice?

One of my first experiments with observational film-making, I made this film during my time as a postgraduate student at the National Film and Television School.

Two school leavers endure a rigorous week-long selection course on a remote, windswept Scottish island. Incisive editing dramatically reveals why one candidate is judged successful whilst the other fails.
    Digging Lazybesd
Candidates being tested
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