Synopsis: Jim, an isolated ex-miner, finishes his last day at work as a night-shift security guard before retirement. He spends the night patrolling the slag heap of a former coal mine – a remnant of Scotland’s industrial past. After a lifetime of hard labour, Jim’s purpose in life has gone – and he must now shoulder the heavy burden of finding a new one. Red Hill explores the intrinsic relation of an individual to their work, and what happens when it is stripped away from individuals who have devoted their lives to it.
About the Director: Laura Carreira is a Portuguese filmmaker, now based in Edinburgh. She enjoys taking a hybrid approach to filmmaking, to investigate the social and political through the simple acts of everyday life. She graduated with a BA in Film Directing from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2016, and since then, has devoted herself to various creative projects with other filmmakers and artists. She worked as an editor and assistant director on Samir Mehanovic’s feature documentaries The Fog of Srebrenica and Through Our Eyes, and has recently been selected for the 2018 Reykjavik Talent Lab scheme.