Raymond Friel is an award-winning screenwriter, author and playwright. He has written three feature films, THE CALCIUM KID, starring Orlando Bloom (produced by Working Title Films), BOTCHED, with Stephen Dorff (Winner of Best Film and Best Actor at the New York Horror Festival) and MOON DOGS (nominated by BAFTA Scotland for Best Film 2016, Winner of Best First International Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh and Best Film and Best Actor at the Newport Beach Film Festival, CA). Moon Dogs is due for release later this year.
His play, MORIARTY IS CRYING, won the Willy Russell Award for New Writing, while his short film script, MAD DOGS, was a prize-winner at the Jerwood Short Film Competition. A novel, ANIMAL LOVER, was published in 2013 by Luath press and a script based on this has recently been commissioned by the BBC.
He has also worked in radio – the BBC Scotland sitcom PLAYER – and written, produced and directed live comedy sketch shows for the Glasgow Comedy and West End Festivals. Previously he has developed a number of film and television projects for companies including Scottish Screen, Creative Scotland, the UK Film Council, Channel 4, Shine Entertainment and the BBC.
Brian Beadie is a freelance journalist based in Glasgow, who has written extensively on music, film and contemporary art, across a variety of publications and websites. He has also worked with film festivals including Radical Film Network and Havana Glasgow Film Festival. As well as writing about films, he has also curated them, ranging from programmes examining the cinematic legacy of RD Laing to Pierre Clementi, and the Zanzibar Group, and most recently commissioning Ela Orleans to rescore Guy Maddin’s Cowards Bend the Knee.