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Robin Mitchell

Robin Mitchell is a Director of Cadies Productions Ltd, and a partner in Edinburgh's Witchery Walking Tours, a business he created in 1984.
He has written one novel GRAVE ROBBERS (1999) - and the top selling Scottish guidebook WHAT'S UNDER THE KILT? (2000).

As a writer/producer, Robin has produced four fifty-minute Scottish documentary films ADAM LYAL'S ROYAL MILE (1994), GEORGIAN EDINBURGH (1995), ST. ANDREWS (1996) and GHOSTS OF SCOTLAND (1997).

AND SO GOODBYE (2004), the documentary Robin produced for STV/Scottish Screen, won the Saltire Society Grierson Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for Director Jim Hickey. In 2005 Robin was producer with Jim Hickey on the 10-minute documentary (dir: Andrew Henderson) THE REST IS SILENCE (BAFTA nominated for best first-time Director, short-listed for Grierson 2006 in the best newcomer documentary Category, and winner of best first time Director at the 2006 Celtic Film & TV Festival). Also, Robin produced (with Laura Binnie) the 25-minute drama - DREAMS ARE NOT ENOUGH (2005) and the mockumentary STRAIGHT LINES (2005). Robin spent 2006/7 shooting & editing the feature film -FINDING BOB MCARTHUR (Dir. Jim Hickey). Robin & Jim returned to produce the 10-minute documentary BREADMAKERS (2007) for director Yasmin Fedda. The film, about a unique community with learning disabilities in Edinburgh, won the Baillie Gifford Short Scottish Documentary award at the 2007 Edinburgh International Film Festival and has been nominated by BAFTA Scotland in the best short film category. Robin's directorial debut was the 35-minute documentary THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT - FOLLOWING THE GHOST ROAD (2007) and he recently took the part of Geoffrey in the horror feature - THE DUNGEON MOOR KILLINGS (2009). He recently produced the documentary WILLIAM McLAREN AN ARTIST OUT OF TIME (2009), a film about the Scottish artist and illustrator - William McLaren.

Short film credits

Image from William McLaren - An Artist Out of Time

William McLaren - An Artist Out of Time

United Kingdom | Jul 2009 | 51:00
From humble beginnings in the 1920s in Cardenden, a mining town in Fife, William McLaren went on to produce work in some of the finest houses in the U...
Director, Producer

The Scottish Parliament - Following the Ghost Road

United Kingdom | Oct 2007 | 35:00
Adam Lyal (a pale-faced ghost) has stood in three consecutive Scottish Parliamentary Elections. This documentary follows his progress to Election Day


United Kingdom | May 2007 | 10:40
Revealing intricate social relationships in a community of workers with learning disabilities.

The Rest is Silence

United Kingdom | May 2005 | 10:00
The journey of an unclaimed body from discovery through the necessary procedures to its interment and where silence dominates.

And So Goodbye

United Kingdom | May 2004 | 24:00
Finding some hand-made filmmagazines at home, Robin Mitchell learns about a film that his father starred in and produced in 1943. Robin embarks on a s...
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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 27 Dec 2009