Hamish Downie’s Five Questions With Carrie Dodds


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5 Questions with Carrie Dodds

TG Geeks: Could you please introduce yourself to our readers?

Carrie Dodds: Hi, I’m Carrie Dodds and I am a Scottish actor, writer and producer. I have written various productions including ‘The Loch Inn’ play which was about a coronavirus before it even happened; a number of comedy sketches, one called ‘Bubble’ that featured as part of Oran Mor’s ‘A Play, A Pie And A Pint’ pint-sized plays on their YouTube channel, as well as my most recent short film called ‘Snapshot’.

TGG: Could you please tell us about your latest short film, The Pursuit of Happiness“?

CD: My latest film ‘The Pursuit of Independence’ is told through the eyes of Susan who finds herself tasked with looking after her older learning disabled sister Helen following the death of their mother. This responsibility is further amplified when Helen shares her desire to live more independently and we see some of the challenges Susan faces in trying to make this happen.

TGG: That sounds very interesting. Tell us about how you came to collaborate with Chris Watt.

CD: I had heard of Chris Watt through a mutual friend, Director Steve Johnson, who co-wrote and directed my last short film ‘Snapshot’ and who had also directed Chris’s feature script ‘Stalker’ which stars Sophie Skelton (Outlander) and BAFTA winner Stuart Brennan. I reached out to get advice on the script and we ended up working together. He is such a talent.

TGG: Totally agree! What are you most looking forward to in making the film?

CD: I am looking forward to the continued work with Chris and working with the amazingly talented Sarah Grant who will be directing this film. I am looking forward to crewing up and casting the roles. Working closely with Blazing Griffin who will be supporting the film and from which I have already learned so much. And looking forward to playing the role of Susan on set.

TGG: Sounds wonderful! How can we best support you? Where can we follow you on social media, where can we donate to your crowdfunding campaign?

CD: In order to make this film I need to raise £4k through our Kickstarter campaign to go with the £3k in the existing pot to give us £7k to make this film. Tweets and retweets to increase our reach of our message of the film and its kickstarter would be much appreciated.

You can donate to our kickstarter campaign where we have lots of rewards for donations: http://kck.st/3VF7rhE

Can follow me on Facebook @carrie.dodds.10 Insta @carriedds and Twitter @carriedodds
Website: www.carriedodds.co.uk

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