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It seems the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel Ecstasy has run into a heap of bother on its way to the big screen. Production was supposed to start in November but clashes between the Scottish production manager and the line producer and Rob Heydon, the Canada-based director of the £6.5m budget film meant that production will not start until March or sometime thereafter, if it happens at all. On top of that, Scottish co-stars Billy Boyd, Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill have now had to move on to other commitments. Another regrettable tale of ego and hubris in the Scottish film industry, we think, but rather than criticise, Rough Cuts has a suggestion for all those involved in this sorry tale. Why don’t you condense the whole script to one minute and then enter it into The List and Metro Ecosse’s fantastic One Minute Wonder film competition. Go on - the discipline will do you good. Visit www.list.co.uk and download an application form today. If you live in Scotland and over 16 we want to hear from you now.

Future Shorts is back at The Arches in Glasgow on Sunday 28 January. As ever, this showcase features the very best international shorts out there at the moment. Check www. futureshorts.com for more information.

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