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Exciting Investment Opportunity

We are now running a Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, to allow investment into our main feature film. Please click here for further details.

Thrilling New Scottish Film

First and Only is the exciting adaptation of Peter Flannery’s best selling novel of the same name. The film takes his critically successful story and lifts it into the heart of Scotland setting it in the capital, Edinburgh.

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Scotland’s most Crowdfunded Feature Film

Through November 2014 the First and Only team managed to break the record for a Scottish feature film raising funds in pounds on a crowdfunding website. Raising £50,100 in just over a month. Equivalent to $75,000.00.

This money is to go towards the development of a further funding package offering equity in the venture. It will also be used to support the creation of extra assets and media that will help gain interest for the feature in the film industry.

Simone Bett

Simone has worked on literally hundreds of films and projects for broadcast and corporate markets over her 15-year career. She has produced and production managed the most complicated projects with forensic attention to detail. As well as every corner of the UK, she has filmed in several European countries and in the USA and UAE. Her clients have included Kodak, Channel 4, BAE Systems, BBC, Deutsche Bank, Ministry of Defense, Rothschild and many, many more. Until recently she was a Client Services Director, Producer and Head of Production for a London and Scotland based Production Company.

Magnus Wake

Magnus is a director and editor with experience in film and video making spanning 17 years.

He started as a runner in the industry and quickly became an editor and director creating work for international blue chip companies as well as UK government bodies. This work gained international recognition at the New York Festival Film awards as well as UK recognition at EVCOM Awards, Communictors In Business Awards and the Institute of Internal Communication. He’s also a company director at Greenroom Films one of Scotland most successful commercial production companies and previous was the Director for Infrastructure at Speakeasy Productions in both Perth and London.

Magnus is Managing Director for Encaptivate, the company that holds the rights to First and Only and that will be responsible for the overall production of the film.

"First and Only leapt out as a book that had to be a film."

Ali Rutherford

Al’s is currently screenwriting for two feature films. He’s written a number of feature-length and short film scripts ranging from comedies and science-fiction thrillers to coming-of-age family dramas. Two of the short scripts have been produced: Eight Words and Lift Off. One of his features, Backflip, has won two competitions: the Wildsound Screenplay Contest (2010, Toronto) and a London Screenwriting Festival’s competition called Girls On Film (2012). He’s previously been commissioned by a Swedish company, Storymix, to co-write the screenplay for Vault – more details below.

In 2007 I completed a Masters in Screenwriting from the Screen Academy Scotland.

Television

Haunted Hogmanay

Haunted Hogmanay is a 30-minute stop-frame animation produced by Ko Lik Films for BBC1 Scotland in 2006. I was hired to add more comedy material to the script.

Feature screenplays

Backflip

Backflip is an original feature-length sci-fi action thriller. In September 2010 it placed as one of the two winners of the Wildsound Screenplay Contest 2010.

In 2012, Backflip was one of the seven finalists in the London Screenwriting Initiative Girls On Film.

Geoff Holder

Geoff’s horror-comedy script ZOMBIE PATROL is currently in pre-production in the USA with a scheduled release for 2017. He is the winner of the Visceral Films International Horror Screenplay Competition (2016) and a graduate of ScreenwritingU.

He has scripted an hour-long documentary for Channel 4 and a six-part series on ‘Mysterious Scotland’ for STV/Grampian. Other commissioned works include a screenplay for an Australian-based short film on the German resistance to Hitler during WW2, and some 200 scripts for corporate videos and audio-visual productions.

Geoff’s 39 non-fiction books cover the waterfront in terms of the supernatural, the strange and the sanguinary. Titles include Bloody British History, Scottish Bodysnatchers, Poltergeist Over Scotland and Zombies from History. He has been invited to address the Ghost Club, the Folklore Society, the Scottish Paranormal Festival, the Scottish Society for Psychical Research and the Manchester Monster Convention, and is a regular guest on paranormal-themed radio shows in the USA and UK.

Peter Flannery

Peter is the top selling self publishing author of First and Only. The book is available from Amazon (UK) and Amazon (US). Peter is currently working on new material and is very excited to see First and Only being turned into a major new British feature film.

Simone Pereira Hind

Simone (formerly Simone Ireland) is handling First and Only’s casting for the both the prequel and feature.

Most recently she cast British feature film, Moon Dogs, and continues to work as the Associate Casting Director on Outlander.

Her career in casting began at the age of 19 when she became a casting assistant, working on commercials, iconic children’s series Press Gang and The Bill. Once a fully-fledged casting director she was lucky enough to work with Arthur Miller casting The Ride Down Mount Morgan for him then moved into TV working on Spender, and finally made the break into films co-casting her first ones, Restoration and Circle of Friends with Mary Selway. As a partner in Sister Act she went on to cast countless films including Jude for Michael Winterbottom, Hamlet for Kenneth Branagh and Elizabeth for Shekhar Kapur.

SPH Castings

More informationcan be found on her own website: www.simonepereirahind.com

Cast for Outlander, Hamlet .. 12 Angry Men

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