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Floating is Easy by Graeme McAulay

Floating is Easy by Graeme McAulay

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Alison is driven to despair while caring for her Alzheimer's-afflicted mother.

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Alison has devoted the last three years of her life to caring for her mother, who has Alzheimer's. When she wakes one morning to find the front door of her house open and her patient gone, Alison fails to raise the alarm. A decision that will have grave consequences.

Floating is Easy is the first short drama for cinema to be directed by Scottish BAFTA award-winning documentary maker Graeme McAulay. Written by Katy McAulay, the 14-minute short is produced by Abigail Howkins, whose company Alcoba Films has a strong record of producing distinctive, award-winning films.

Featuring a cast of new and established acting talent in Scotland – Rebecca Sloyan, Alison Peebles and Shonagh Price – Floating is Easy was filmed on location in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland and shot on HDCAM (Panasonic HVX900) by award-winning director of photography Paul Riley. The script was developed through the GMAC Shortcuts script development programme (supported by Scottish Screen and the UK Film Council).

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Cast
  • Alison

    Rebecca Sloyan
  • Barbara

    Alison Peebles
  • Lucy

    Shonagh Price
Related Links

www.floatingiseasy.com

www.alcobafilms.com

Festivals & Screenings

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, 2009

Strasbourg International Film Festival, 2009

Palm Springs International ShortFest, 2009

Awards

Finalist - Jim Poole Short Film Awards, Scotland, 2009

Best Short Fiction, Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Film Competition, 2009

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