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Discussing 'Out There' at Glasgow Film Festival

Feb 23 2018

On Thurs 1st March, Director David Lumsden and I will be speaking about, Out There, our feature in development, during a panel discussion at the CCA Theatre, entitled, Case Studies: Journey of a First Genre Feature. 

"Join Olivier Kaempfer, Production Executive at Film London, as he discusses the development journeys of two genre films by first time feature filmmakers. What are the biggest pitfalls and barriers on the road to getting your first film made? What are the best tips to getting your film financed? Olivier is joined by the team behind the thriller Zero, which has recently been made through Film London’s Microwave feature filmmaking scheme, as well the team developing their Scottish horror, Out There, through the European Genre Forum."

Producer James Heath

New project with Producer James Heath, Dresden Pictures

Delighted to be working with Producer James Heath and Dresden Pictures ( on a new project, a gritty Scottish drama, Rite of Passage.  If you click on the image you can read an interview that James has just done with Exit 6 Film Festival about his recent experiences on the 2018 Berlinale Talents programme.

Out There - a Scottish horror feature

Our feature script Out There continues to gather momentum. In 2017 it was selected as one of eight European projects for the European Genre Forum (, having previously been selected as a project to pitch at the Glasgow International Film Festival.  With an experienced Exec Producer and successful co-Producers now onboard and various other interesting things going on in the background, here's hoping that we can build on this during 2018.

Out There Scottish horror feature, Blue Iris Films, David Lumsden, European Genre Forum,
Peter Mullan, Royal Conservatoire

Peter Mullan to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Drama from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

This post has nothing to do with me, but as I'll always be extremely grateful to Peter Mullan for appearing in my first short film, The Neighbours (hard to believe it was 9 years ago),   I was delighted to hear that he's to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Drama from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in July.  Not only is Peter a fantastic actor, he's also one of the good guys.