Super November

Douglas King* (Artist), Josie Long (Artist)

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“A genuine genre experiment” according to Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian, Super November is an original feature film about the personal vs the political in contemporary society. The film uses the same characters featured in my previous BAFTA Scotland nominated short films, which I also turned into a BBC Radio 4 series. The film was made in response to the Syrian refugee crisis as I wanted to explore the complacency of western culture in regards to the stability of their own government. Written in early 2016 the film feels prescient to viewers in the way it predicted the rise of right wing populism in the UK and a genuinely chaotic government. Super November had its premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival and was very well received with critics and the wider film industry. Sight & Sound and The Guardian were amongst the high profile critics to praise the feature. Screen Scotland awarded a full Distribution & Exhibtiion fund towards the films cinematic release. BIFA nominated Super November in the Discovery Award category.The film was screened at cinemas across the country including the Prince Charles Cinema (London), Hyde Park Picturehouse (Leeds), Glasgow Film Theatre and Filmhouse (Edinburgh). Robin ince and Chris Forbes were amongst the hosts for q&a’s across the country. The film was selected into Glasgow Film Festival, East End Film Festival, Dunoon Film Festival and Dublin international Film Festival. During its release the film was featured in BBC Radio Scotland’s Janice Forsyth Show and on the BBC Radio 5 Live ‘Must See’ segment with Nihal Arthanayake. Articles were featured on The Sunday Herald, The Skinny, The List and The National amongst others.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow Film Festival
Media of outputFilm
Size77 minutes
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2018
EventGlasgow Film Festival 2018 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Feb 20184 Mar 2018


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