New Exhibition at Kilau


1st March to 25th April

Shaun Hughes @ Kilau Coffee Shop and Gallery


by shaun hughes

This show chronicles the making of ‘mother’, my 1970’s set short film about a family torn apart by the wife/mothers suicide. The film focuses on the relationship between the father and daughter characters in the wake of the loss, and shows how in their grief the daughter falls into her mother’s place.

In a bid to attain a period aesthetic using modern equipment we shot the film using prime lenses from the 70’s and used an adapter to attach them to a Sony HVRZ1 High Definition camera. This kit was provided by Dave Falconer of Falcon Audio Video ( Dave also served as cinematographer on the project.

Making this film was truly a collaborative experience with Richard Browne holding dual responsibilities of lighting and sound as well as taking some production photos. Caroline Smith produced the film as well as playing the mother character. My girlfriend Becky Wheeler came onboard as production assistant and photographer.

In front of the camera Lindsay Cromar and Sarah Birtles also delivered as the father and daughter respectively. Tim Courtney, of the band Katerwaul, provided the films score.

The film is still in post-production after which I will put it on the festival circuit and look to get it screened as widely as possible. For now I hope this show can act as a preview and as a glimpse into my filmmaking process.

Please visit my blog at: for more information about this project and all aspects of my work.

Shaun Hughes.

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Exciting news! John Heckart, of Green Pony and Welfare Mothers fame, is back in Aberdeen and playing for one night only here at kilau!

Entertainment shall kick off at around 8pm and will feature Ashley Park, Steve Milne and Kevin Allan. Kathryn Sawyers may pop in past too, and there might even be MORE people playing! Amazing!!

Come along and check it out!

Entry, as always, is free. This is too good to miss!

– Eion