CALUM MACKINNON

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

“Deserter” is a film that explores individuality in war, rather than looking at the Second World War in terms of group action and morality. It seeks to explore the moral choices made by the individual and to show, through the relationship between “Schwarzer” and “Nikolai”, that relationships and bonds are not inhibited by different nationality and language, but can flourish due to our shared humanity.

DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY

Calum Mackinnon, age 21, has been attending film courses and making films since the age of thirteen and his love of film culminated in graduating the Metropolitan Film School in 2007 after completing the One Year Practical film making course. His passion for directing and storytelling led to the writing of “Deserter”, his first professional film.

DIRECTOR’S FILMOGRAPHY

“Deserter”(2010, Mackinnon Films Ltd.) Writer, Director, Producer, Executive Producer

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