Dummy Jim

"A totally unique mixture of documentary, fiction and playful visual poetry." (EIFF 2013) "Very beautiful and utterly bonkers" (The List✩✩✩✩) "Very beautiful and utterly bonkers" (The List****) "Stimulates the senses, a sensory movie


Nominated for the Michael Powell Award (EIFF 2013) Dummy Jim weaves fiction, documentary, animation and archive to explore theeccentricadventures of profoundly deaf Scots long-distance cyclist James Duthie who hailed from the close-knit Aberdeenshire fishing community of Cairnbulg and Inverallochy. In 1951, he set out on a lone cycling tour to Morocco. After three months of pedalling, he reached the Arctic Circle.“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”12 years in the making, Hulse crafts a multi-layered memorial to a quietly determined maverick and the community that shaped him,with present-day village inhabitants emerging as creative participants.Deaf actor Samuel Dore leads.

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Life Cycle Interview with Matt Hulse 

List film: "Very Beautiful and Utterly Bonkers"

Shooting People: "Silence On Two Wheels"

Take One: "Playful, Creative and Inspiring" 
List film: "On Happy Accidents" 

PopOptic "Visual Hymn of Praise" 


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About the Film

Release Date
Culture, Cycling and Disability Inspired
Samuel Dore, Marie Denarnaud, Jean Luc Ormieres, Oli Bigalke , Oliver Schultz-Berndt and Tippy
Matt Hulse
Matt Hulse and Tishna Molla
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HD (2GB)
SD (500MB)
Dummy Jim


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