From his early career as the founding member of Scottish band The Jesus and Mary Chain, Douglas Hart has become a respected music video director for acts such as The Charlatans, The Libertines and Paul Weller.
I spoke to Douglas at the 2011 Encounters Short Film Festival about his debut short film, Long Distance Information, starring Peter Mullan, Caroline Paterson and Alan Tripney. The interview was for a now defunct film blog on www.scottishfilms.com and I've now decided to post the audio here.
We discussed how he came to write and direct the film, the issues surrounding funding and the question of whether short films are merely a jumping off point for feature films.
Long Distance Information is currently touring the UK as part of The Joy of Six, a package of short films which comes to Edinburgh's Filmhouse on Thursday 13 December.
Please note that there is some strong language in this podcast:
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