2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

God Help the Girl


In "God Help the Girl," first-time writer/director Stuart Murdoch creates a coming-of-age story that doubles as an indie-pop musical. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was in between records. He nurtured it for a decade into a fully formed film, set in Glasgow & populated by mods, rockers, and emo kids who sing and dance. With its mix of memorable songs and strong performances, "God Help the Girl" is sure to stick with you.

Director: Stuart Murdoch

Executive Producer: Chris Curling, Phil Robertson

Producer: Barry Mendel, Beth Allan, Carole Sheridan

Screenwriter: Stuart Murdoch

Cinematographer: Giles Nuttgens

Editor: David Arthur

Production Designer: Mark Leese

Principal Cast: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray, Pierre Boulanger, Cora Bissett


Stuart Murdoch is the lead singer and principal songwriter of the Scottish band Belle and Sebastian. As it turned out, each member of the band played a role in its creation as well. Murdoch is presently working with the group writing new songs for an album to be recorded and released in 2014.

Distributor: Amplify

Sales Agent: Hanway Films

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