A powerful film made at the height of the pandemic by a University of the West of Scotland (UWS) student has been named a finalist at the prestigious British Short Film Awards.
Goodbye Joicey, filmed by Paul Chalmers for the BA Performance course, has been listed in the Best Scottish Short Film category.
The film tells a semi-autobiographical story, based around survivors of the so-called “lad culture” that was prevalent in the late 90s and early 2000s.
Paul said: “At the core of it, Goodbye Joicey is a story about people feeling forgotten; and the state they’ve been left in after surviving that negative culture that existed back then.
“It’s partly based on my own experiences, meshed in with that of people that I knew back then. Some people survived this culture, others did not. I wanted to give their stories a voice.”
The film came into existence through innovative digital methods of teaching employed at UWS during the pandemic.