Alan Knight

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Filmography: Documentary Projects

'Cyprus: The other side of paradise';
Synopsis: A film about the state of a 'non-state', Northern Cyprus.
Developed through EDN Storydoc. Trailer completed.

'Voices from the Barras'; 26 mins – 2010 - Director & Editor.
Synopsis: A film celebrating the history of Glasgow's most famous street market.
Financed by Heritage Lottery Fund, Scotland.

'Ghost Show'; 42 mins – 2008 – Director & Editor.
Synopsis: Story of the Travelling Show People of Scotland, their reclusive, marginal lives, and a look at their remarkable history.
Financed by Heritage Lottery Fund, Scotland and Scottish Film Archive. Now searching for funding for feature length documentary.

‘Shenzhen – the future of China?’; 2008/2009 – Director - Feature Documentary project – in development.
Synopsis: Documentary about the new city of Shenzhen, the birthplace of Chinese capitalism – from a village to 14 million people in 25 years.
Research in China & Trailer completed.

‘Back to Sarajevo’; 52mins - 2006/2007 – Director & Editor.
Synopsis: A story about Sarajevo, ten years after the Bosnian conflict; a poignant study of this unique city, and a reflection on conflict and regeneration, seen through the eyes of those with a powerful, emotional connection to the city.
The Project was recognized of cultural interest by the Italian Direzione Generale per il Cinema and financed by the Italian Ministero dei Beni Artistici e Culturali. Winner of best documentary award at the Roma Documentary Festival 2007. No broadcaster to date.

'The Art of Survival'; - 26mins – 1999 – Director & Producer.
Synopsis: A documentary film essay, a lyrical study of Yugoslav refugees exiled in London.
The film was funded by Arts Council of England, and sold to ZDF TV Germany and broadcast on ARTE, in France, Germany & Switzerland.

Feature film projects:

‘Polish Star’: Treatment and project presentation for historical feature film.

'A Lost Romance': screenplay for a feature film project originally commissioned through Desert Pictures International, Holland. 1st Draft completed.

‘Bitter Almonds’: Lengthy treatment for feature film.

‘False Paradise’: Outline and characters for feature film.

Short film scripts:

‘Lost Souls Café’: completed short film screenplay.

‘Dead Connection’: completed short film screenplay.

‘Fireworks’: 25 minute film drama, completed screenplay.

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  1. Madalina Rosca
  2. David Graham Scott
  4. HME
  6. AnaLoGMunKy
  7. National Film Board of Canada