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...

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. 


My personal...

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.  


May 4, 2018

 The full transcript can be read below:

Far From the Apple Tree

Why will this project be of interest to readers of Digital FilmMaker?

I think our team have managed to pull together a unique project. A drama feature that’s been partly shot on 35mm, for £15K, everyone was...

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...

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