Scoop of the Year

Scoop of the Year (2011)

14 mins Colour

"Scoop of the Year" Still

Whilst reporting on a local girl, Laura who has gone missing, journalist and full-time loser Sam Stagg falls in love with her through her photographs. His search for Laura leads him into dark waters and into conflict with her strange and sinister family. Beaten up, electrocuted and sacked, his troubles only make him more determined to find her, but when he finally tracks her down will she share his feelings?


  • Sam Stagg Iain Monteath
  • Laura Curdle/Olive Curdle Claire Carrie
  • Mr Curdle Fraser Goodall
  • Mrs Curdle Keiran Ure
  • Big Baby McLeod Ian Schofield
  • Newspaper Editor Tonia Flynn
  • Schoolteacher Norma Henderson
  • Little Girl Heather Bruce
  • Chloe Pamela Gladstone
  • Pete Richard McMullan
  • Office Extras Debbie Farnish, Jen Pierce
  • Betty the Tea Lady Margaret Henderson
  • Rocco Billy Wilson

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  • Lighting Mark Finlay
  • Models Margaret Henderson
  • Stills Photography Mark Finlay
  • Script Supervisor Justine Blair
  • Continuity Debbie Farnish
  • Transport Margaret Henderson, Claire Carrie
  • Editing Mark Finlay
  • Make-Up Margaret Henderson
  • Sound Design Mark Finlay
  • Soundtrack Auxerre
  • Sound Production Mark Finlay
  • Sound Recording Billy Wilson
  • Director of Photography Mark Finlay
  • Screenplay Paul Bruce
  • Produced by Paul Bruce, Margaret Henderson
  • Directed by Paul Bruce

Thanks to:

Paul Ryan, Edinburgh ScreenworkS,
Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

The Body Academy, Perth

Ron & Chris Farnish, Longniddry