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Bridge - Iain Robertson

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Written by the BAFTA award winning writer & mental health activist Donna Franceschild, “BRIDGE” deals directly with the issue of suicide. Bridge is a story of desperation and how fragile life can be. Focusing on a chance encounter between two strangers – ordinary people in a not so ordinary situation – Bridge offers an examination into the happy unions created through ones unhappiness and how it is the little things that can ultimately transform our future.

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Starring celebrated Scottish actors Katy Murphy & Steven Duffy, Bridge is produced by Glasgow based film company Stone Scissors Paper & their creative team: actor turned director Iain Robertson; producer John Quinn; DP Alasdair Smith & music by Ivor Novello award winner & former Simple Minds keyboard player Mick MacNeil.

We are delighted to welcome Iain Robertson to Coastword to talk about the film, in conversation with Gill Last, and chaired by John Hardman.

Iain is a BAFTA award winning Scottish actor. He portrayed Lex in cult Glasgow gang film, Small Faces, though Robertson is also known for his work in the long-running children's drama, Grange Hill and The Debt Collector, also starring Billy Connolly.

Robertson featured in Steven Spielberg's Band of Brothers and played "Gash" in the cult British comedy Rab C. Nesbitt.