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Transgressive North

with Deerstalker Films



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In this poetic documentary, stories, songs and memories from across Scotland are woven together with the richly evocative landscape of the Machars peninsula in the southwest corner of the country. Contributions from well-known Scottish voices Norman Maclean, Sheila Stewart and Margaret Bennett provide access to a rich but dying world in this film seeking to engage a new generation in the strangeness, mysticism, poeticism and absurdist humor of Scottish folklore.


When the Song Dies is a short documentary produced by Transgressive North in collaboration with Deerstalker Films. It won the Jury Prize for Best Documentary at Busan Film Festival and screened at Raindance, TriBeCa, Glasgow Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, and AFI Silver Docs.


"Lyrical Scottish drama... beautifully shot"      

Screen Daily

"Stirring and vivid"      

Little White Lies