Sharp Shorts Year 3
Synopsis: A coming of age story rooted in an electric subculture, Soul deals with the grief of letting your child leave home and the guilt working class people feel when leaving their town behind to better themselves.
Director: Eilidh Loan
Producer: Stuart Condy
Executive Producers: Iria Pizania, Miriam Newman, Sean Greenhorn, Kieran Hannigan Screenwriter: Eilidh Loan
DOP: Laura Dinnett
Editor: Douglas Flockhart Sound Design: Gary Cameron Composer: Gary Cameron Production Design: Frances Collier Costume Design: Sam Turner Hair & Makeup: Madeleine Drewell Cast: Eilidh Loan, Paul McCole, Sean Connor, Martin Quinn, Robyn Ritchie, Gregor Wells, Andy Arnold
Photo credit: Conor De Ath
Eilidh Loan is an award-winning actor, writer and director from Renfrewshire. In 2018, Eilidh graduated the Guildford School of Acting as the winner of the Bachelor of the Arts Acting Prize, the GSA Entrepreneur Award and as a finalist in the BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Competition. In her graduating year, Eilidh won the prestigious Alan Bates Competition, beating over 200 applicants from drama schools across the UK. She has gone on to make a successful career across all avenues of the industry.Eilidh was nominated for Best Writer at the Stage Debut Awards and for two CATS Awards in 2022 for her debut play Moorcroft. Moorcroft returns to the Tron theatre in July and continues to Tour Scotland from September 2023. Eilidh was awarded the New York City Radio Award for directing, creating and performing in, Two Bad Mice for Almost Tangible. Since then, Eilidh has continued to work closely with the company, gaining a nomination for Best Actress in a drama at the One Voice Awards for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth in the five time award-winning production of Macbeth. Eilidh has recently returned from Greece filming a new Film4 project. Her other credits include: A Castle for Christmas (Netflix), Traces 2, The Sister Boniface Mysteries, Pancake, Clique 2, Doctors, England’s Forgotten Queen (BBC), London Kills (Acorn TV), Doctor Who (Big Finish), Frankenstein (UK Tour), Mary & Ada Set the World To Rights (Óran Mòr), Me & My Left Ball (Tristan Bates) and Me and My Sister Tell Each Other Everything (Tron Theatre)
Stuart Condy is a BAFTA winning film producer from Edinburgh. After graduating in Film & TV from Edinburgh College of Art in 2010 he co-founded Arpeggio Pictures which has since went on to produce 13 short films across drama and documentary. His BAFTA recognised credits include My Loneliness is Killing Me (BAFTA Scotland, Best Short Film Winner, 2018), Take Your Partners (BAFTA Scotland, Best Short Film Nominee, 2016), Rabbit Punch (BAFTA Scotland New Talent, Best Short Film Winner, 2012).
Stuart also produced and co-starred in 12 half hour episodes of May Contain Nuts, a comedy television show which screened on the BBC Scotland channel in 2019/20.