Bridging the Gap - Turbulence (N/C 15+) (2021)

  • Documentary, British, Subtitled
  • 60min

Four shorts from Scottish Documentary Institute’s emerging talent initiative Bridging the Gap on the theme of Turbulence. A collection of intimate and thought-provoking stories.

Scroll down to Bonus Content to watch the films in this programme, as well as our Q&A’s with the filmmakers.

The films in this programme are Against the Tide, Harmonic Spectrum, Racing Stock, and Everyman.

World Premiere. Thanks to Scottish Documentary Institute.

Content Warnings: Strong language / swearing

Film and bonus content available from 15.45 on Friday 26 February until 23.59 on Thursday 4 March. Limited tickets available.


Giulia Candussi


Austen McCowan


Will Hewitt


Patrick Steel


Jack Goessens





Bonus Content

Against the Tide

A small community on a remote Scottish island lives in deep connection with the land and the weather. This film follows a woman, Gill, during the final stages of her trial period. Will she be accepted and become a full-time member of the community?

Director: Giulia Candussi
Scotland 2020, 13m

Harmonic Spectrum

Sean uses the Piano to navigate life on the Autistic Spectrum. As he is drawn into new musical collaborations he must learn to balance his enthusiasm and compulsive energy with understanding and compromise, redefining his perspective in the process.

Directors: Austen McCowan and Will Hewitt
Scotland 2020, 17m

Racing Stock

15-year-old Taylor Borthwick is a stock car racer, like her father and her grandfather before her. As she turns 16 she will move into the adult leagues, racing bigger, faster cars against men twice her age. It’s a dangerous sport, does she have what it takes?

Director: Patrick Steel
Scotland 2020, 17m


A personal, visual essay about gender transition – focusing on the social context and implications, and exploring how the world is different living as female compared to being perceived as male.

Jack tells his story by using and reframing gender-focused tropes and imagery from popular culture, mythology, history and art.

Director: Jack Goessens
Scotland 2020, 12m

Against the Tide Q&A

With Director Giulia Candussi and Producer Julia Moon.

May contain spoilers for the film.

Harmonic Spectrum Q&A

With Directors Will Hewitt and Austen McCowan.

May contain spoilers for the film.

Racing Stock Q&A

With Director Patrick Steel.

May contain spoilers for the films.

Everyman Q&A

With Director Jack Goessens.

May contain spoilers for the film.

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