Andy Auld - Ardeer to America

This short documentary details the journey of Scottish footballer Andy Auld from his humble beginnings in Stevenston, North Ayrshire, to his travels and footballing journey in North America, culminating in him representing the United States National Team at the 1930 FIFA World Cup in Uruguay.

  • Aidan Lynn
  • Aidan Lynn
  • Aidan Lynn
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  • Genres:
    Documentary, Sport
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 13, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    March 25, 2023
    Young Scottish Filmmaker's Prize
  • GMAC Film Café Flicker
    United Kingdom
    Winner: February 2023
Director Biography - Aidan Lynn

Aidan has been passionate about working in film and tv from a young age. After studying media at college he took up voluntary work with Ayrshire Film Company in his local area to gain practical experience and build up a CV of work. The skills learned with the company, ranging from camera operation to editing and even interview and on-camera presenting lead to new opportunities with the GMAC Film youth team, work experience with BBC Scotland and in 2022 Aidan was selected as a trainee for the TRC Rad Training Programme. Aidan is mad about history and has made several short documentary videos for his YouTube channel with the hope of making the leap to the big screen and has been working as a trainee edit assistant at Firecrest Films in Glasgow since June 2022.

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Director Statement

I wanted to shed some light on this story from my local community that not many people have heard of. It speaks of a wider lack of knowledge about Scotland's role in the first ever World Cup even though as a nation we never actually competed at the tournament.