Nominated for the Michael Powell Award (EIFF 2013) and a Tiger Award (Rotterdam 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, Matthew 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. Matthew Hulse says ‘The Saltire Society’s support for and engagement with my film Dummy Jim is genuinely empowering, and with its timely help, we’re hopeful the film will reach a greater audience, through the UK and overseas.  James Duthie would have approved of a connection to the Saltire Society.  He was an outward-looking, open-hearted proud Scot who determinedly pedalled his own maverick path.’