February 28, 2019

May Miles Thomas's Voyageuse premiered last month at the Glasgow Film Festival, tracing the life of Miles Thomas's mother-in-law, Erica, from her origins in Hungary, from where she fled with her family to England in 1938, through education at Cambridge and Oxford,...

September 23, 2018

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...

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...

July 11, 2018

We're delighted that Graham Hughes's latest film – Death of a Vlogger - will join Year Zero Filmmaking as Tartan Features #18.

Graham has a very long history with Tartan Features, going way back to 2014 when Write-Shoot-Cut presented a revolutionary series of Scott...

June 13, 2018

Blood's a Rover is the debut feature from Tim Fraser-Granados, telling the story of a detective chief inspector, a millionaire's wife, a psychiatrist and a loner whose lives unravel in a labyrinthine plot of murder, blackmail and political conspiracy in Scotland's capi...

June 2, 2018

Starcache is the debut feature from Glasgow actor Douglas Sannachan (That Sinking Feeling, Gregory's Girl, Taggart). The comedy horror follows the weekend of a group of geocachers (the collective term for a group of people partaking in geocaching - a GPS, smartphone en...

May 31, 2018

Everyone can back-up data. It's simple and you do it most days when copying photo's from your camera or phone to your computer (or online).

Backing up footage from film shoots is not that different but a little more care should be taken.

So here is a guide on how to...

May 30, 2018

Tartan Features #17 - improvised psychological thriller, Ribbons - got off to a shaky start earlier this year when the shoot schedule was thrown out the window following the Beast From the East. 

Starring Robert Jack (BBC's Gary: Tank Commander) and Ali Craig (Outl...

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 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....

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