Long Shot 1978
Maurice Hatton's Long Shot begins as an in-joke and evolves into a film that's fresh, cheerful and very appealing. It follows the adventures of Charlie and Neville, played by Charles Gormley and Neville Smith, as they scrape together the wherewithal to make a movie. Their search for a director leads them to the Edinburgh Film Festival. Eventually they recruit Wim Wenders. Mr. Wenders is one of a number of film-world denizens who make funny, good-natured appearances here.

Filmed around the 1977 Edinburgh Film Festival, Long Shot is a deadpan satire about the trials and tribulations of British independent filmmaking, with terrific cameos from Wim Wenders, Susannah York, Stephen Frears, Alan Bennett and John Boorman.

BD50, DVD9 | 1080p AVC, PAL | 01:24:35 | 39.8 Gb, 7.77 Gb
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Director: Maurice Hatton
Cast: Charles Gormley, Neville Smith, Ann Zelda
Country: UK
Genre: Drama, Comedy

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-- Hooray for Holyrood (Ross Wilson, 1986, 38 mins): Scottish Television film celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Edinburgh Film Festival, presented by Robbie Coltrane
-- Sean Connery's Edinburgh (1982, 28 mins): Promotional film starring the iconic actor