I have been arts correspondent for The Herald since 2002 and have covered nearly every funding crisis, personality clash, controversy and triumph in Scottish cultural life ever since. I started my career at the Glaswegian before stints as arts correspondent for the Scotsman and the Sunday Times. As arts correspondent, I endeavour to report the latest in breaking arts and cultural news, but I also write features, the odd column, magazine pieces and reviews. I won arts writer of the year at the Scottish Press Awards 2010, and was runner-up this year.
Death Watch, or La Mort en Direct, was shot in Glasgow in 1980, starring Harvey Keitel, Romy Schneider and Harry Dean Stanton, but has long been unavailable in the UK.
However, the Glasgow festival, growing in popularity and acclaim and this year running from February 16 until 26, is to show a digital restoration of the movie, which will be re-released later this year.