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Who is Jocky Wilson? The discovery of the symbiosis of a national darts hero and his hometown in Scotland.

Who is Jocky Wilson? 

20 years ago every child in Kirkcaldy, on the east coast of Scotland, could answer this question. One of the best darts players ever, world champion in 1982 and 1989 – a hero of an entire nation. But, in '95 Jocky paid the price for his self destructive life style. Suffering from diabetes, arthritis, and depression he retired into a reclusive existence. In search of his myth, we follow the forces that shaped Jocky's hometown and its inhabitants as we discover lost memories of the man who once inspired the nation.

Film Credits

Directors: Julian Schwanitz

Producers: Julian Schwanitz

Photography: Julian Krubasik, Julian Schwanitz

Editing: Julian Schwanitz

Sound: Mariana Oliva, Lukasz Kulec

Music: Max Richter

Production Company: Edinburgh College of Art, Wee Red Films


Golden Dove - Best Intl Short Doc (DOKLeipzig), Audience Award (Glasgow Intl Short Film Festival), BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award - Best Factual under 30min


Orginal Title: KIRKCALDY MAN

UK Classification: None

Subtitles: Yes

Voiceover: Yes



Length: 17:30 min

Colour: Yes

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Kirkcaldy Man Screening:

  • Sun27May

    at Portobello PopUP Cinema

    27 May 2012 5:30 pm

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