July 22 - 23, 2022
Jono McLeod began his career as an onscreen reporter for Scottish TV news before moving behind the camera at BBC Scotland. He’s since directed documentaries and factual programming for every major UK TV network. His debut short film, BEING STAVROS, was a hit with audiences at scores of major gay film festivals including Los Angeles Outfest, San Francisco Frameline, Toronto Inside Out and Moscow Side by Side. MY OLD SCHOOL is his first feature film.
Douglas Stuart is a Scottish-American author. His debut novel, Shuggie Bain, won the 2020 Booker Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. It was named both the British Book of the Year, and Debut of the Year at the 2021 British Book Awards. His short stories are published in The New Yorker. His latest novel, Young Mungo, was an instant bestseller, and his work is translated in thirty-eight languages. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Stuart has an MA from the Royal College of Art, and a Doctorate from Heriot Watt University. Since 2000 he has lived and worked in New York City. He is currently working on the screen adaptations of both Shuggie Bain and Young Mungo.