From the contest for the Delphic Art Movie Award:
Documentary 'Get Luder'
Winner 2011: Get Luder, Director: Jonathan Carr, Producer: Chris Marks, Plainview Films, United Kingdom (one minute abstract)
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Director Jonathan Carr:
Following a 10-year career in national journalism, Jonathan retrained as a filmmaker at the New York Film Academy. After working in the film industry in London, he moved back to his native Glasgow to set up Plainview Films, an independent video production company that aims to promote and enhance independent filmmaking in Scotland.
Jonathan has written and directed a number of short films, some of which have won awards at Filmaka.com and been selected for screenings at various film festivals in the UK and worldwide.
Get Luder is Jonathan's first documentary project, and was made under the Bridging the Gap scheme, run by the Scottish Documentary Institute.
Plainview Films are currently developing a number of drama and documentary projects, both short and feature length.
Producer Chris Marks:
Chris Marks is a journalist and filmmaker. He is currently news editor at The Scotsman. Get Luder is his first documentary film as producer, and he is currently working with Plainview Films to develop a number of further projects.
Synopsis: Architect Owen Luder’s most famous building, the Get Carter car park in Gateshead, is scheduled for demolition. This is nothing new for the once acclaimed 81-year-old Brutalist pioneer. His concrete giant, the Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth, is already down, and his other iconic Gateshead structure, the Dunston Rocket, faces a similar fate. ‘Get Luder’ charts his last-ditch bid to force a reappraisal and reinvention of the car park made famous by the Michael Caine gangster film as demolition day looms and views a man struggling to retain his pride and dignity as he watches his work destroyed in his own lifetime.