Last weekend we went to Scotland for a few days of events relating to God Help the Girl, the film written and directed by Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian. A long time ago Zoë and Paul put some money into the Kickstarter campaign to help get the film project started. Now it was finally time to see the film. First we went to the premiere at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.
We all sat on the floor which was covered with astro turf to give the screening a festival vibe.
After the film there was a Belle and Sebastian gig, the first part of which was screened to cinemas across the country after the film had been shown. It was very exciting!
It was brilliant to finally see the film, which we really enjoyed, and we had a great night. The next morning we travelled to Glasgow for the item that Zoë and Paul paid for as part of the Kickstarter campaign, a bus tour round the Glasgow sites that were in the film.
The tour was being carried out by Stuart Murdoch, director of the film! We travelled in style on a cool old bus.
We went to the Botanic Gardens and saw lots of places that were in the film.
We walked around some more locations from the film and Stuart told us about the filming, it was a really interesting and enjoyable afternoon.
On Sunday night we went to Glasgow Film Theatre to see the film again. This was a special screening with a Q & A session with Stuart Murdoch and the three main actors from the film, Emily Browning, Hannah Murray and Olly Alexander.
We also got to attend the after party, which was very exciting!
We went to London to see the film again on Thursday night. This was another special Kickstarter night.
There was a Q & A session after film again and then Stuart DJ’ed, playing some very good songs, unfortunately we had to leave to catch our train rather than stay and party.
We had a really great week, it was quite tiring but well worth it.