Our Local Hero, Lord David Puttnam
will join us in May

FFF Patron, Lord David Puttnam, is a British film producer, educator, environmentalist and former member of the House of Lords. His productions include Chariots of Fire, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. 'The Mission', 'The Killing Fields', 'Local Hero', 'Midnight Express' and 'Memphis Belle' to name but a few.
In 2019 he was appointed Chair to the Select Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies. David is the Chair of Atticus Education, an online education company founded in 2012 that delivers audio-visual seminars to students all over the world. In addition to this, he was a member of the House of Lords from October 1997 to October 2021 where he pursued an active role in a variety of areas, from educational and environmental issues to digital skills.
David will introduce his favorite film as Producer, multi award winning ‘Local Hero’. His experience with the film and the feeling of community he experienced while shooting the film, led him to purchase his home in Skibbereen. 'Local Hero' is a loving, funny, understated portrait of the small fictional village of Ferness on the west coast of Scotland. Texan oil billionaire Felix Happer played brilliantly by Burt Lancaster, gets the idea that Ferness would be a marvellous acquisition for his company, Knox Oil and Gas. Happer sends an executive named MacIntyre to purchase the town and surrounding property. Things do not go quite as expected. Director Bill Forsyth won the 1984 BAFTA Award for Best Direction

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