STV has reported on Lisa Nicoll’s film. For details, click here.
Wasteland is a short film written & directed by Lisa Nicoll. It is based on research carried out with teenagers in the Coatbridge Locality. Over a series of 7 weeks Lisa gained stories about what it is like to live in the area as a teenager, she then brought all the stories together and wrote the short drama script Wasteland.
The film is set one year after the death of 16 year old Amy and shows how a group of teenagers come together to commemorate the anniversary.
Wasteland explores how the friends have coped with Amy’s death and how best friend Nicole cannot let go of blaming herself for what happened.
Fostered Nicole is set into further turmoil as her sister Danni is due to go back to her birth mother on the same day, a mother who has constantly let them both down due to her addictions.
Nicole begins to wonder what she has left in her life. Will her mother let Danni down again? Can Nicole let go of her blame? If she disappeared would everyone else be better off….?
The teenagers who provided the research also act in the film alongside two professional actors Louise Ludgate and Laura Harvey.
This film is funded & supported by Health Improvement Team Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire ADP, North Lanarkshire NHS. Music for the sound track is supplied by Reeltime Music.
For further information or to attend the screening please email anila.ansari @lanarkshire.scot.nhs or visit Lisa Nicoll’s website.
The Scotsman about Daisies.
“ The quality of Nicoll’s writing is striking, simple and emotional without cliché, and with moments of unobtrusive poetry. ”
A One Woman Play written & performed by Lisa Nicoll
4 Stars ****
“….. a clever piece of writing and a heart-tugging story consummately performed; it’s everything one-woman theatre can, and should be.” Three Weeks Publication Edinburgh Festival 2008.