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God Help the Girl
    View Trailer2013, 111 minutes, color, United Kingdom, World Dramatic
    World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance



    Eve is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a group.

    In God Help the Girl, first-time writer/director Stuart Murdoch creates a poignant coming-of-age story that doubles as an indie-pop musical. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was in between records and tours as lead singer of Belle and Sebastian. He nurtured it for nearly a decade into a fully formed film, set in the bohemian fantasia of Glasgow's West End, which is populated by mods, rockers, and emo kids who sing and dance. With its mix of memorable songs and strong lead performances, God Help the Girl is sure to stick with you.

    - J.K.

    About the Director

    Stuart Murdoch is the lead singer and principal songwriter of the Scottish band Belle and Sebastian. He took a break from the group to write the music and screenplay for God Help the Girl and make the film. As it turned out, each member of the band played a role in its creation as well. Murdoch is presently working with the group writing new songs for an album to be recorded and released in 2014.

    Cast and Credits

    Director: Stuart Murdoch

    Screenwriter: Stuart Murdoch

    Producer: Barry Mendel

    Cinematographer: Giles Nuttgens

    Editor: David Arthur

    Co, Producer: Carole Sheridan

    Associate Producer: Beth Allan

    Executive Producers: Chris Curling, Phil Robertson

    Principal Cast: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray, Pierre Boulanger, Cora Bissett

    Contact: Daniel Kish / drkish525@gmail.com