Dexter Fletcher Interview

I interviewed actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher for The Skinny about his new film, Sunshine On Leith. The full article can be found here.

Over the last few decades, Scottish cinema has enjoyed something of a renaissance. Spearheaded by the celebrated films by the likes of Danny Boyle, Peter Mullan, Lynne Ramsay, Paul Laverty and Ken Loach, this resurgence has undoubtedly become characterised by a focus on the grimmer side of Scottish life; 90% of the time these films are accompanied by the adjective ‘gritty.’ Either functioning as gritty gangster dramas or working-class social-realist pieces, the best Scottish features tend to revolve around violence, delinquency, drugs, unemployment and/or general squalor. The talent and quality is there, but the smiles and heartwarming spirit? Not so much. Continue reading…