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  • Alistair Braidwood

The GFF 2020 Podcasts: An Interview with Run Director Scott Graham…

Updated: May 7, 2021

Scott Graham credit: Pete Copeland

For the latest in our series of Glasgow Film Festival podcasts, Ali spoke to director Scott Graham, about his latest feature Run, which follows on from the success of his previous films Shell and Iona and which shares some of their themes.

Graham talks about those themes, as well as what inspired Run, why he wanted to tell this story, the influence of the music of Bruce Springsteen, family relationships (particularly fathers & sons), the escape of joy-riding, the practicalities of filming in and out of cars, and the peculiar dynamics of small towns.

Run is an exceptional film, one which boasts bold and brave direction as well as memorable performances from all, and it is fascinating to hear the thoughts of the director now the film is being shown to audiences. It’s a conversation which lends the film itself further dimensions.

(l-r) actor Anders Haywood, actor Marli Sui, writer / director Scott Graham, actor Mark Stanley and actor Amy Manson at the premiere of ‘Run’ at GFF – credit: Pete Copeland

This series of podcasts is in conjunction with GFF 2020, where we talk to various filmmakers, directors, and others involved with this year’s films and events. We’ll let you know when new ones become available, but the best way to make sure you don’t miss any would be to subscribe – (see below).

If you are new round these parts there is quite a substantial back-catalogue of podcasts for you to discover. If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes, on Podbean, with Spotify, by RSS (but you’ll need to have an RSS reader to do so) or on MixCloud.

You can also download the podcast by clicking on the relevant link to the right of this post, or, if you want it right here, right now, you can listen on SoundCloud

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