• Educated

    Directed by Tom Nicoll
    UK | 17 minutes |

After a strange encounter with his seemingly benign teacher, an isolated school boy must decide how to negotiate this contentious and intriguing relationship.

In competition for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes and the Young Cineastes Award

film synopsis

film details

Director: Tom Nicoll
Producers: David Jack
Screenwriter: Tom Nicoll
Cinematographers: Alex Grigoras
Editor: Florian Nonnenmacher
Cast: Stephen McMillan, Jamie Michie, Silvie Furneaux
Country: UK
Language: English
Year: 2019
Running Time: 17 minutes
Primary Company: Sigma Films
Contact Email: davidj@sigmafilms.com

director biography

Tom Nicoll is a writer-director from Fife in Scotland. His shorts have screened around the world, as has his micro-budget feature film Retreat. In 2018 he completed the Shorts2Features development scheme with Creative Scotland and was shortlisted for participation in the inaugural Young Films Foundation residency. He attended the 2018 Edinburgh Film Festival Talent Lab and 2018 Stowe Story Labs to develop his next feature. His most recent short film Educated premiered at the 2019 Edinburgh International Film Festival, and was produced by Sigma Films after being commissioned through the SFTN Emerging Talent Shorts scheme.

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