Tracy Spottiswoode

Writer / Director

Wales

Tracy is an award winning writer-director with a background in acting and design. Devising work with visual theatre companies led to her first play, THE OBSERVATORY, followed by commissions for theatre, radio, TV and film.
A period training in Czechoslovakia was the inspiration for cold war themed projects, including BAFTA Cymru awarded CODENAME CORGI. Films in development include thriller MEDUSA and WIRA, set in the Warsaw Uprising. A graduate of Mediaxchange’s High End TV Writers’ programme, Tracy is developing original fantasy series WIRT.
Until 2017, Tracy was BFI NETWORK Manager at Ffilm Cymru, developing and exec producing award winning films including I AM NOT A WITCH – the UK’s Foreign Language Oscar nominee. Ffilm Cymru are supporting Tracy’s debut as writer-director: TREMBLE. This year she received a Creative Wales award.

Project

Tremble

Wales, 1877. Desperate for money, a destitute miner (EDWARD JONES) and ageing widow (SIENCYN) agree to rob a grave and ferry the coffin of murderer Henry Tremble 25 miles across the mountains at night, delivering him to his final destination before the sun rises.
As the secret journey across the night time landscape of Wales unfolds, so too does the tale of the dead man, his murderous acts and eventual suicide. The quest takes on a metaphysical quality; reflections on their own lives prompted by the mystery surrounding him and his deeds a year ago.
Pursued by militia, Jones and Siencyn lose their way and then the coffin, when their horse and cart are stolen. Can they find the body by dawn and with it, their own salvation?