Nominated for the Michael Powell Award (EIFF 2013) Dummy Jim weaves ﬁction, documentary, animation and archive to explore the eccentric adventures of profoundly deaf Scots long-distance cyclist James Duthie who hailed from the close-knit Aberdeenshire ﬁshing community of Cairnbulg and Inverallochy.
In 1951, he set out on a lone cycling tour to Morocco. After three months of pedalling, he reached the Arctic Circle. “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” 12 years in the making, Hulse crafts a multi-layered memorial to a quietly determined maverick and the community that shaped him, with present-day village inhabitants emerging as creative participants.
Deaf actor Samuel Dore leads.
Genres: Doc film
Duration: 86 minutes
Aspect ratio: HD
Language: English Sign language, English subtitles