Zig Zag Love (TV)
Character: Jacko
Original Release: March 16, 2009 (UK)
Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon
Written by: Mary Morris
Produced by: Andrea Calderwood, Jane Dauncey, Tim Franklin, Gaynor Holmes, Jane Steventon
Running Time: 59 minutes

A story of first love and last chances, Zig Zag Love is a bittersweet drama focusing on the blossoming relationship between teenage cancer patient Peter (Anthony Martin), and Ziggy (Cara Readle), a girl with cerebral palsy.

Cast & Characters

Joe Mcfadden (Dr. Dan), Mark Lewis Jones (Paul Carmichael), Kevin Mains (Elliot Laing), Anthony Martin (Peter Jackson), Cara Readle (Ziggy Carmichael)

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Filming Locations:
  • Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
  • This movie has only been released on television.

Quotes from Cast & Crew

"I was drawn to Zig Zag Love by its interesting and unique subject matter and it'll be a pleasure to work with Gillies Mackinnon and BBC Scotland again."
- Robert Carlyle

"It's so exciting to be working with Scottish greats such as Robert Carlyle, Joe McFadden and Gillies Mackinnon whilst introducing such wonderful new talent as Cara Readle and Anthony Martin. We think the audience are going to love Zig Zag Love."
- Gaynor Holmes

"It's testament to the quality and originality of Zig Zag Love that we are able to attract an array of new and established Scottish film talent of the calibre of Robert Carlyle and Gillies Mackinnon to explore Scotland in a fresh and contemporary way. Scottish Screen is thrilled with this new drama commission."
- Leslie Finlay

"Machine Productions are proud that our first show for Scotland is so unique – both funny and sad – about the crazy muddle of adolescence and the thrill of first love. Mary Morris's brilliant script made casting a pleasure and when Robert Carlyle, Joe McFadden, and Mark Lewis Jones read the story they were instantly keen to take part."
- Jane Dauncey

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