Loudoun tells the true story of two bereaved boys who commemorate their parents by designing a garden, but later tragically fight on opposite sides in the 1715 Jacobite Rising.

The script for the film is almost entirely historical texts, it features fragile drawings rarely seen in public, and specially produced music and costumes.

Margaret Stewart, an Architectural History Lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art, is the Producer and Director, and has recruited a team of staff, students and graduates from the College to help bring the story to life.

The current students are Glen Shepherd, a Film & TV student, who is the Cinematographer and Editor, and Peter Hagis, and Animation student, who is the Animator on the film.

Composition for Screen graduate Terry Peng is the Sound Engineer and Sound Designer for the project, while Performance Costume graduate Katrina Kowalczuk is the Costume Designer.

Dr Jenny Nex, the Curator at the Musical Instruments Collections at St Cecilia's Hall, is the Musicologist and Music Performer for the film.


"Our Scottish landscape heritage...is a visually rich topic full of interesting stories and aspects, and it deserves to be known to audiences beyond academia."

Margaret Stewart, Architectural History Lecturer, and Producer and Director or 'Loudoun'

"My aim is to find ways of explaining [the story] in a compelling and entertaining way that does not reduce or simplify its complexity," said Margaret, "In Scotland we have a great heritage of maps, plans and landscape designs."

"Film gives an opportunity to show these rare items in brilliant detail. Hopefully Loudoun will persuade students and historians of the high value of artistic and academic collaborations, and that visual media can provide the high quality history of the sort usually only found in books and in journal articles," said Margaret, "Our Scottish landscape heritage is part of a wider European style of landscaping but it is little known outside of specialist studies. It is a visually rich topic full of interesting stories and aspects, and it deserves to be known to audiences beyond academia."

With the shoot done, Loudoun is raising funds through Indiegogo to cover the cost of the post-production work on the film.

The premiere for the film will be taking place in Adam House.



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