Prince of Muck


“…a film of Elegiac brilliance’. Benji Wilson, Daily Telegraph 5/5 ***** Review

Feature documentary about retired patriarch Lawrence MacEwen. As Laird of the Isle of Muck, it has been his mission in life to preserve the fragile society on this Inner Hebridean island, so it may pass to future generations.

Directed by Cindy Jansen (Auld Lang Syne, International Film Festival Rotterdam), The Prince of Muck is a stunningly shot and beautifully realised cinematic documentary about a man struggling to accept he no longer controls his life, nor the isle he so loves, as he did in former years.

The Prince of Muck is a Dutch-Scottish co-production between De Productie and Faction North, with support from the Netherland Film Fund and Screen Scotland, and Premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival and IDFA (Luminous Section) in 2021.