Scottish Documentary Institute Retrospective

Cutting Loose

Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall
Screening time  
27.02. / Wednesday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 1  
One of the most dangerous inmates in Scotland tell their dreams and hopes while cutting other inmates’ hair on a daily basis and change their lives profoundly.

The Scottish prison competition in hair-cutting is approaching. The main goal is to win the prestigious award, but the reigning champion Francis has other things on his mind. Francis’ opponents are convicted murderers, whose hands are entrusted with scissors all the same.

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Cutting Loose

Great Britain
2011, 30', video

Directed by:
Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall

Screenplay by:
Adrian McDowall, Finlay Pretsell

Martin Radich

Edited by:
Susan Korda, Mark Jenkins

Mathew Aldworth

Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall, Paul Welsh

Produced by:
Scottish Documentary Institute Productions, Imagine Pictures, Digicult