Shot against the striking backdrop of Inverclyde, Hercher looks at the world of ‘doo-flyers’ in Greenock, and he explains why he took on the project, the relationships involved, the importance of getting beyond his own – and viewers – initial expectations to uncover the individual stories, explains that time spent filming is never wasted, why each film has to develop its own life and character, suggests that less is often more when it comes to soundtrack, and a whole lot more. “
Hercher’s previous films include Sighthill, The Downhill Racer, The Winner Loser and Keys To The Castle, and Dooman once again shows that he is among the finest documentarians around, with a rare ability to gain and give insight into his subjects and characters. Below are images from the film.
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