Eleanor Yule

Training Area: Glasgow/Edinburgh/Borders

Eleanor Yule studied film and theatre at Glasgow and Bristol Universities. Eleanor’s documentary work for the BBC includes the award winning profile of Scots psychiatrist R.D.Laing, a critically acclaimed ‘Late show’ on the work of screenwriter Peter McDougall, and a BAFTA nominated ‘Bookmark’ on writer Muriel Spark. More recently she collaborated with Michael Palin to produce one off documentaries about Scottish painters. Their latest offering was a quest into the life of Vilhelm Hammershoi an obscure but memorable Danish painter, shown on BBC1. She has just completed a comedy pilot for the BBC, ‘Desperate Fishwives’, showcasing the phenomenally successful Doric ensemble.

Eleanor has written and directed a number of short films including. ‘A small Deposit’ for the Tartan shorts’ scheme which was nominated for a UK BAFTA and ‘Blinded’ her first feature film which was screened in competition all over the world.

 Eleanor was trained as part of the Film council and Scottish Screen initiative, ‘Training the Trainers’ – brainchild of screenwriting guru Phil Parker. As a result she has been running the ‘Introduction to Screenwriting’ courses at CCA, GMAC, RSAMD, UWS, and the GSA where she was also an external examiner. She has given master classes in screenwriting and film analysis at various Scottish Universities and Colleges and most recently a talk on ‘Scottish Miserablism’ as an emerging genre for the Glasgow Centre for Population Health.

Contact Details: eleanoryule@btinternet.com or 07740839330

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