A review from Film4

I thought I would share another review of Stay the Same written for the film4 blog by Simran Hans which is a lovely description of the film.  She writes . .

“While it was composer Fraya Thomsen who was nominated by Underwire (and won) for the stirring music she wrote to accompany Sam Firth’s Stay The Same, this experimental poem is a collaborative effort. Freya’s swelling strings recall Behn Zeitlin and Dan Romer’s majestic score for Beasts Of The Southern Wild; her music is imbued with a real sense of magic. This score, when coupled with Sam’s remarkably expressive face, is something quite extraordinary. Sam recorded herself every day for one year at exactly the same place and time on the coast of Scotland – and the result is an emotive poem that explores hope, joy, pain and longing with heartfelt intensity. Look out for her forthcoming feature film project, The Story Of Me And You, which recently won a special commendation prize in the Wellcome Trust screenwriting competition and is now in development with the BFI, Creative Scotland and Stray Bear Productions.”

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2 responses to “A review from Film4”

  1. Hi Sam. We live in Leeds and would love to see your film as we’ve stayed in Inverie twice in recent years in a cottage just down from the Old Forge. We live in Leeds. How could we get advance warning of where the film is going to be shown in the weeks and months ahead.? My wife’s family are in Edinburgh and we also take holidays on the West Coast. So we’re up in Scotland 3 or 4 times a year. Look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Jim Kieran.

    1. Dear Jim,
      Thank you for getting in touch and for your interest in the film. If you like the films page on facebook then it has regular updates on where the film will be screened. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stay-the-Same/232973493387763
      There is also the screenings page on this site which is regularly updated. Unfortunately there are no screenings planned in Leeds in the near future but I am hoping there will be in the new year at some point.
      The film will definitely be screening a few times in Glasgow in February at the Glasgow Film Festival and hopefully in Edinburgh in the summer months. And I will make it available on line at some point next year.
      Sorry I can’t be of more help!

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