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Jig Trailer, A Feature Length Documentary by Award Winning Producer/Director Sue Bourne



Two years in the making, JIG, was funded by BBC Scotland and Creative Scotland. It was the first time the controlling body of competitive Irish dance had ever allowed an outsider to film this fiercely competitive world. What Sue Bourne discovers is a remarkable world.



Sue Bourne discovers wonderfully diverse characters of all ages from the United States, Holland, England, Ireland, Scotland and Russia performing in what is a hot bed of dedication, hard work, obsession and passion. When it comes to the final competition, the rivalry between the contestants escalates as the film reaches its nail-biting climax.



JIG is the remarkable story of the fortieth Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow. Three thousand dancers, their families and teachers from around the globe descend upon Glasgow for one drama filled week. Clad in wigs, make up, fake tan, diamantes and dresses costing thousands of pounds they compete for the coveted world titles.

A year of incredibly hard work for just a few tense minutes on stage. This feature length documentary was given access for the very first time to the little known world of competitive Irish Dancing.

With financial backing from BBC Scotland and Creative Scotland award-winning filmmaker Sue Bourne went behind the normally closed doors of Irish Dancing and found a remarkable world. Wonderful characters of all ages from across the globe….Ireland, Holland, Britain, America and Russia. JIG discovers a world of dedication, hard work, obsession, passion. Success and failure. And astonishing talents pushed to their limits in the quest for perfection.

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