The Witches – 2002

The Witches


In 1590, the reigning monarch King James VI of Scotland was in danger of being toppled from his throne; due to the blight of witchcraft. In North Berwick, three fishwives – Margaret, Ina and Sandra – have good reason to believe that they might be targets of the King’s witch hunt and so set about devising a plan to save themselves from the fearful witch-dooking apparatus. Written by Morag McKinnon, Animated and Directed by Elizabeth Hobbs, Edited by Mark Jenkins, Voices by Colin McLaren, Music by Philip Pinsky, Sound design by John Cobban produced by Katja Anderson at Red Kite Productions for Cinemworks.

Awards: Shortlisted for the 10th Kodak/BAFTA short film award and the Jim Poole Award 2003.