February 17, 2020

Indie Filmmaking Discussion : May Miles Thomas, Olivia Gifford and Aimie Willemse

From last years 'Beyond Year Zero' Tartan Features Revue / Glasgow Fringe Film Festival this was part of the Q+A for Olivia's 'Far From the Apple Tree' and Aimie's short 'Echo' and hosted by Independent Filmmaking inspiration - May Miles Thomas

There is a short Q+A relating to Echo and Far From the Apple Tree and an overall discussion on independent filmmaking in Scotland.

February 15, 2020

In 1993, inspired by the success of US indie features such as El Mariachi, Scottish Writer-Director Bruce Naughton was keen to make a straight to video feature that would also have enough commercial edge to make some money. Shot on grainy 16mm in a real Scottish council estate and with locals and friends making up the minuscule crew, Blood Junkies was eagerly previewed in the monthly film press of the day. However, the much-anticipated film never materialised and was quietly forgotten in those pre...

February 15, 2020

DoP Laura Dinnett discusses her career with Simon Vickery.

The Q+A was from last years 'Beyond Year Zero' Tartan Features Revue / Glasgow Fringe Film festival which screened the successful independent feature Connect

Simon asks Laura about how she shot Connect, her background as a Camera Assistant on large feature films and how she balances both aspects of the industry (independent and traditional) together while adhering to the strict politics; as well as how she deals w...

June 22, 2019

Andeluu interviewed Far From the Apple Tree's writer, Ben Soper at our Toronto screening - and also reviewed the film.

You can read the interview at Andeluu's page here - or read the copied text below.  Text (c) Andeluu

Far From The Apple Tree, directed by Grant McPhee (Big Gold Dream, Night Kaleidoscope), writer Ben Soper held a Q and A after the screening of this monumental Scottish cult horror fi...

June 22, 2019

DCA are screening our feature, Far From the Apple Tree as part of their DUNDEAD Festival.  They interviewed the films director, Grant McPhee about the film and filmmaking in general.

You can read it on the original page here - or read a transcript of the text below:

26 April 2019

We're thrilled to be hosting a preview screening of Grant McPhee's new film Far From The Apple Tree as part of this year's DUNDEAD...

March 8, 2019

"A young rapper, a burnt-out addict and a teenage misfit each struggle to overcome the consequences of gang violence and drugs in present day Edinburgh."

The Grey Area recently screened as one of the flagship opening programs on the new BBC Scotland Channel.  It's a fantastic, raw and hard hitting drama from acclaimed Scottish director Garry Fraser and Producer/Cinematographer Garry Torrance.

Garry has been a great friend to us over the years, most notably acting as cinematographer on two of our fea...

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, her struggles in a career as a scientist, to marriage, children and her relationship with her own mother.

Without funding and in the absence of a crew, Miles Thomas skillfully pieces together Erica's life through a jigsaw of photogra...

February 27, 2019

Talking Film with Graeme Maley

Graeme Maley's two feature films, Pale Star and A Reykjavik Porno, were premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2016. Both were filmed and produced in Iceland, where Maley also directs for theatre, dividing his time directing Scottish plays in Iceland and Icelandic plays in Scotland. Pale Star and A Reykjavik Porno were Icelandic/Scots co-productions.
Born in Ayr, Maley trained as a theatre director in Edinburgh, where he became assistant director at th...

February 21, 2019

Alex Harron is a man who means business. In a very short period of time, through shear determination and self-belief he has leaped beyond his first DIY made documentary feature (the Tartan Feature 7 - Bend Don't Break) to being commissioned by the new BBC Channel for his new film, The Racer.

The Racer is due to screen as one of the flagship launch films at 11pm on the 28th of February.  

We're delighted that Alex has had this very well deserved success so we decided to chat to him about h...

September 24, 2018

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 so boring, went back and st...

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