KIRCALDY MAN

Documentary / 18min / HD / Scotland / 2011

 

Director and Co-Cinematographer:

Julian Schwanitz

 

Production:

Edinburgh College of Art & Scottish Screen

 

INHALT

Who is Jocky Wilson?

20 years ago every child in Kirkcaldy, on the east coast of Scotland, could answer this question.

One of the best darts players ever, world champion in 1982 and 1989 – a hero of an entire nation.

But in '95 Jocky paid the price for his self destructive life style suffering from diabetes, arthritis, and depression he retired into a reclusive existence.

In search of his myth, we follow the forces that shape Jocky's hometown and its inhabitants as we discover lost memories of the man who once inspired the nation.

FESTIVAL & AWARDS

*WINNER of the Golden Dove at 54th DokLeipzig - Best Int. Short Documentary

*WINNER Audience Award - Glasgow Intl. Short Film Festival

*WINNER BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award - Best Factual (under 30min)

*Nominated for the Grierson Award for Best Short Documentary.

 

Zagreb:DOX Retrospective 2013

Dok Leipzig

Glasgow Int. Film Festival

Hamburg IKFF 2012

Dokufest 2012

 

 

 

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