Dummy Jim to take tour of Scotland

'Dummy Jim' is coming to Aden Country Park.
'Dummy Jim' is coming to Aden Country Park.

Following huge success on the international film festival circuit, which saw it screen as a Tiger Nominee at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and pick up a nomination for the Michael Powell Award, ‘Dummy Jim’ is to return to Scotland with its director Matt Hulse in tow.

Narrowly avoiding collision with the oncoming Tour de France, ‘Dummy Jim: A Wee Tour’ meanders its way through Scotland and will be screening at Aden Country Park at 2pm on Saturday, July 12, with Matt Hulse hosting an audience Q&A plus a live performance by score composers ‘The Twelve Hour Foundation’.

Described as “a totally unique mixture of documentary, fiction and playful visual poetry”, ‘Dummy Jim’ charts the journey of a deaf Scotsman, James Duthie, who cycled over 3,000 miles from Cairnbulg to the Arctic Circle - and back - in 1951 and was tragically killed in a road accident in 1965.

Matt Hulse’s adaptation of this extraordinary story will now tour throughout a variety of venues in Scotland, taking in Aberdeenshire, Wick, Inverness and many others before culminating at the Edinburgh Film House on Thursday, July 17.

Commenting, Matt Hulse said: “I’m thrilled to be taking ‘Dummy Jim’ to Aden Country Park.

“After spending 12 years developing the film, the past year since release has been a whirlwind and I’m looking forward to bringing Dummy Jim home to Aberdeenshire and introducing him to the local community of Buchan.”

There is a limited availability for this unique screening so advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are £5 and available to purchase prior to the screening from the Aden Craft and Gift Shop. Further information can be found on the Aden Country Park website.

‘Dummy Jim: A Wee Tour’ is being kindly supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the British Film Institute’s Film Audience Network, and The Saltire Society, in partnership with Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival.

Sambrooke Scott, Manager of Film Hub Scotland said: “We’re delighted to be able to support Matt’s unique and charming film. Film Hub Scotland enables exhibitors to show more films, to more people, in more places and we are proud to help give ‘Dummy Jim’ a wee push to reach audiences across Scotland.”

Following the tour, ‘Dummy Jim’ will be available on DVD and to download from Jukebox Kino, a new subscription distribution initiative from Radio Film - the producers of Hulse’s next film ‘The Hippies’.

For further information, visit www.dummyjim.com or www.adencountrypark.org.uk and for details on tour dates visit www.tour.dummyjim.com

The event take place at 2pm on Saturday, July 12, at Aden Theatre in the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum. Tickets cost £5.