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Your life in a minute

September 2, 2013 , , , ,

She’s currently in the US with Michael Palin making a documentary for BBC2 about the giant of American painting Andrew Wyeth. Soon though, film maker Eleanor Yule will be with us in Villefranche-sur-Mer at The School of Curiosity ‘End of Summer School’. She’ll help you to dramatise your life as if it were a one minute screenplay and then to try to answer the question “How would I like the film to end?”

Sounds a bit morbid? Well the only thing you can control is the ending. It’s going to be great and you can download the full prospectus here

Meanwhile here’s a bit more about Eleanor….

Eleanor’s documentary work for the BBC includes an award winning profile on Scots psychiatrist R.D.Laing and a BAFTA nominated ‘Bookmark’ on celebrated novelist Muriel Spark. She has an ongoing collaboration with ex – Python, Michael Palin, to produce one off documentaries about painters. Their last offering, MICHAEL PALIN AND THE MYSTERY OF HAMMERSHOI, for BBC 1, was nominated for both BAFTA and FIFA (Festival of Arts in Montreal).

Her first feature BLINDED, a haunting love story, starring Peter Mullen and Jodhi May, won the Newfoundfilms scheme against strong competition, the ‘Jury Award’ at the Celtic International Film Festival and the ‘Silver Screen’ in L.A. BLINDED played in competition at film festivals all over the world including Edinburgh (Nominated for the Michael Powell award), Taormina, Istanbul and Moscow.

She has written and directed numerous crime drama documentaries which include, CRIMES THAT SHOOK THE WORLD (UK/US DISCOVERY) and SCOTTISH KILLERS series for STV, which was nominated for the 2010 Celtic Media Festival.

She was short-listed for Productions Base inaugural ‘Freelancer of the Year’ award at the BFI in London in 2010 and completed a comedy pilot for the BBC featuring the successful Doric ensemble the’ DESPERATE FISHWIVES’, ‘THE MISSING’ for BBC’s Artworks, based on Andrew O’Hagan’s book, and a short Romantic fiction film ‘LOVE CAKE’, written by award-winning writer Mandy Lee, due to have its world premiere at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York in November 2013.

Last year she made profile for BBC4′s Christmas season of ‘Moomins’ creator Tove Jansson, while studying a Phd in practice-based screenwriting at UWS. She is about to film ‘WYETH’S WORLD’,profile of the giant of American painting with presenter Michael Palin for BBC 2.

She is involved in charity work and is proud to serve on the board of cutting edge StreetLevel Photoworks Gallery and the highly successful Scottish Independent cinema, the Glasgow Film Theatre.

….in other words she’s pretty damn good, and we are so lucky to have her come to Villefranche.

Have a curious day.


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