Connect Q+A Connect is a feature film by Marilyn Edmond with an almost entirely female creative team (Camera,Producer, Editor and Director). Marilyn discusses the film, production and her process here. TF: Tell us a little about your filmmaking background. Your previous experience is as a crew member, working on fairly big productions. How did you get into this? ME: I originally studied Business Studies at university and ended up working as an Outsourcing Consultant. It was s
DIY PR – How To Get Your Film Reviewed and Written About. Democratising The Filmmaking Process Volume 2. Making a film is but merely one of the many battles involved in the great movie-making wars. If you have already reached this stage you are likely acutely aware that not everyone is currently sharing your unbridled enthusiasm for your efforts. You (and we) know you've created a work of genius but sadly the rest of the world has not been given the opportunity to offer their
Tartan Feature - Where Do We Go From Here? led director John McPhail on to make the fantastic Anna and the Apocalypse. Proof that Micro-Budget Features can be an alternative stepping stone to the mainstream. And Orion releasing your film! Last week saw the release of the official trailer for Anna and the Apocalypse, reaching over 1 million views in just over a day. https://www.empireonline.com/movies/anna-apocalypse/zombies-christmas-anna-apocalypse-trailer/ #JohnMcPhail #An
We're delighted with the deserved recent success of Scottish actor Sorcha Groundsell. Since she appeared in the new Netflix series, The Innocents she's had an amazing amount of press interest, culminating in appearing at No.35 out of all stars on IMDb.com. Here are a few articles which have appeared in the last couple of weeks as well as MTV, Empire and plenty of high street magazines. We're delighted: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/sorcha-groundsell-the-innocents-interview
In June 2016, just as Edinburgh International Film Festival had their final day we thought it would be fitting to show Scotland's filmmaking community and public there was an alternative industry - The DIY Filmmaking Industry. We decided to put on a special event which would celebrate independent filmmaking, a day of DIY features, shorts, Q+A's, talks, panels, networking and music. The event would be centred around two Tartan Features - Where Do We Go From Here? and Big Gold
From The Archives...April 2016 As we are all aware, Scotland's film-making contributions and film industry are usually discussed in the press in fairly lacklustre terms. And usually with a high dose of negativity, anger and despondence. This post is not intended to start a discussion on the current state or very much needed changes required for growth - these conversations are currently happening elsewhere. Instead we just wanted to take a rare moment to shine a light on the
"They mostly come out at night, mostly"
Hey hey tartan feature folk John here, so the other night I went to see "Aliens: The Directors cut" in the IMAX.
First off I love this movie, it's my 2nd favorite movie of all time (the first is ghostbusters) I'm not lying when I say it's eye watering on the IMAX. Genuinely had to blink like a mad man, after some of high paced action sequences.
If you haven't seen this masterpiece (where have been for the past 30 years) or seen it i
Hey Sports fans! John here, lets talk "Hail Caesar". So the Cohen brothers newest film had its UK Premiere at Glasgow film festival, which is pretty awesome if you are Glasgow film festival and being the opening film kicked it all off with some glitz and glamour. Talking glitz and glamour, The Coen brother weren't there to give Q&A neither was George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, or Josh Brolin, but word of mouth that one of the universal distributors was there
John McPhail / Where Do We Go From Here at GFF Hey hey y'all,
John here so lets chat "High-rise" So on thursday night i spoiled my First A/D by taking him to see the Scottish premiere of Ben Wheatley's "High Rise" (i know I'm too kind). First off, I'm going to say I'm a fan of the bold Ben, so when i saw this was coming to the Glasgow Film festival i wanted to make sure i got tickets, and apparently so did everybody else. "High Rise" was one of GFF's most popular ticket sal
Democratising The Filmmaking Process 4 : DIY Distribution : Creating a workable DIY Distribution Network. This is Cinema Freedom. How to Start your own Revolution. This is Richard Scott and Richard's own revolution is going to help us - and you - create an entirely independent DIY distribution network which will allow your films – both short and features – to successfully screen in cinema spaces throughout the world. A complete, DIY alternative to traditional cinema distribut