This month for our last Reel to Real of the year, we are joined by director and filmmaker Patrick Rooney with a screening of his documentary, In The Red. Marking 5 years of filmmaking this year, during the Q&A we’ll be discussing his experiences and getting started in a competitive industry.
ABOUT THE FILM IN THE RED (DIRECTOR’S CUT):
‘In The Red’ is an award-winning feature-length documentary film about Speedway motorcycle racing in the UK, taken from the perspective of the Glasgow Tigers club during their 2019 season. The film follows the Tigers’ highs and lows as they travel across the UK, competing against other Speedway teams for the title in their Championship League. The film also documents the current condition of Speedway; a sport that faces an uncertain future as many clubs continue to shut down across the country. As well as presenting the thrilling drama that takes place on and off the track, the film highlights some of the amazing personal stories of Glasgow Tigers fans and volunteers; the people who make this community so special and who never fail to bring an emotional touch to the film.
In The Red’ is the feature-length documentary directorial debut from Patrick Rooney, who also filmed and edited the entire feature over an eight month period. The Director’s Cut of the film was selected and nominated across 15 international film festivals, winning 4 awards, including ‘Best Feature’ at the Black Hills Moto Film Festival. The film was sponsored by Allied Vehicles and Executive Produced by Gerry Facenna.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Patrick Rooney is an award-winning freelance director and filmmaker, working under the title of DEAR FRIEND Films. He produces a variety of high quality, professional video and film content: from feature films, short films and documentaries, to promotional videos, showreels and other online content. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Patrick is experienced in working with various communities and organisations across the U.K., as well as with a number of international clients. He also continues to collaborate with other production companies across the U.K.
ABOUT REEL TO REAL CINEMA:
Reel to Real Cinema is a monthly film space in the Stove Cafe, featuring an eclectic mixture of conversational films – from artist made shorts to feature length documentaries, locally made to international cinema. A space for discussion and thought-provoking films, you are welcome to join us after the film for a short discussion about the themes from this month’s selection.
The Stove cafe will be open from 5.30pm – 7pm with a special pre-film dinner option alongside hot drinks and cakes.