September 12, 2018

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 t...

September 8, 2018

Democratising the Filmmaking Process Volume 3 : DIY Distribution : How to Get Your Short or Feature into a Film Festival


 


 

This is our third DIY Distribution guide. Part 1 was how to make your movie available on Amazon Prime and Part 2 was how to get your movie review...

May 14, 2018

Yesterday, I identified three problems I see currently facing Scotland's film industry. Today, I want to focus on the first of those problems - funding for emerging talent, and the promotion and nurturing of that talent. 

RIP IT UP AND START AGAIN 

My personal...

May 11, 2018

Brand new to Amazon - and Tartan Features - Darkness Comes is David Newbigging's debut feature film. The film's production acted as a crash course in filmmaking for a group of young people local to the film's set in Greenock. We chatted to him about the making of...

May 11, 2018

The last decade has brought with it what I refer to as a Year Zero moment in filmmaking. Every aspect of filmmaking has changed beyond all recognition from when I first started my career in the early 2000's. I think mostly for the better.  

Cultural...

May 8, 2018

What was your first time like?  For Eddie it's going to be the most memorable night of his life. Waking up to find himself tied to the bed of the mysterious Suze may have been a fantasy, but torture and being initiated into an ancient cult has now become his nightmare....

January 22, 2018

Five Years – And the changes seen in the Scottish Indie Film Community.

Today is the Fifth anniversary of Tartan Features.

Coincidentally, David Bowie sang a song called 5 years. Unfortunately that’s as far as any links to us go. If he’d been singing about dogs and micro...

December 21, 2017

Attitude and Ideas: Year Zero Tartan Features 2017 Review

“Great art always comes from attitude and ideas” so said the Gang of Four. This is also true of film but with the important addition of tenacity.

The Cambridge dictionary defines tenacity as ”the determination to...

July 24, 2017

A New Model For Micro Budget Film Distribution.

Short Circuit The Film Industry

As has become fairly apparent to anyone reading our occasional musings we are more than a little enamoured by a niche area of the music industry, the 1970s/80s independent record scenes of th...

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