Ian Cottage - writer/director


Lauren Hurwood - 


Lauren Hurwood is an actor. She trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has worked on a variety of different projects for screen and stage. She is a founding member of Camisado Club associate company of Northern Stage.


Ian Cottage is an award-winning and critically acclaimed filmmaker.  His first short, ‘Small Gestures’, featuring Derek Jarman, was premiered at the Berlinale, where it received a Special Jury Mention.  He went on the make a series of critically acclaimed shorts including ‘Blue Scars', ‘Mangetout’ 'Informer' and ‘Sleep’ 


After a period as a film funder, Ian returned to filmmaking with the award-winning short ‘The Shoe Tree’, filmed in Estonia.  Other films followed including ‘The Tramps’ Parables’ for the BBC, and three long-form films for Creative Partnerships: ‘Exodus 20’, ‘Damage’ and ‘Stranger than Kindness’.  The ghost story ‘Keel’ premiered in the Best British Short Section at Edinburgh Film Festival.  Recent work include 'The Ferns' and ‘Spin’ for Channel 4’s Random Acts, which was shown in exhibition at BALTIC.


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Alex Elliott -


Alex Elliott is an actor and filmmaker. He has worked on film and theatre projects all over Europe and is Associate Artist of Unfolding Theatre. He is developing a multimedia piece called 'Literally, nothing.'