Jon S. Baird
In conversation with Prof. Alan Marcus
7:30-9pm, 24th May 2019, May Festival Event
Kings College Conference Centre
Online booking available
The director of one of the most acclaimed movies of 2018, Stan & Ollie, is University of Aberdeen graduate Jon S. Baird.
In this special edition of the Director’s Cut series at the University’s May Festival, Jon will discuss breaking into the film industry and how growing up in Aberdeenshire contributed to the stories he developed into award-winning feature films: Filth (2013), starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Jim Broadbent, is a provocative black comedy crime film based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, who also wrote Trainspotting. Cass (2008), a crime drama set in the world of football hooliganism, is based on the real life events of writer Cass Pennant, who as an orphaned Jamaican baby was adopted by a white couple in London. Stan & Ollie, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, is a poignant comedy drama written by Jeff Pope. Jon Baird will also discuss working with Academy Award-winners Danny Boyle on Babylon (2014) and Martin Scorsese on Vinyl (2015). Download the Poster