About


Alasdair Bayne is a filmmaker from Scotland. In 2012, his short drama Bird screened at Encounters International Film Festival and was shortlisted for Best UK Short at Raindance Film Festival. In the same year, his Creative Scotland funded documentary In Search of the Wallaby premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival.

In 2014, Alasdair filmed Brother, a short documentary about youngsters in the remote village of Skagaströnd, Iceland and in 2016 he co-directed the short drama Haftasonu in Cyprus. In 2019 he co-wrote and co-directed the short film Hostess, which examines patriarchal upbringing and sex work in Northern Cyprus.

With producer Ross McKenzie, Alasdair is developing his first feature film Public; an urgent study of adolescence in the British boarding school system. The script was written as part of the Bellrock Screenwriting Workshops 2017 and has subsequently received second draft funding from the Scottish Film Talent Network, with the assistance of Creative Scotland via the BFI NETWORK.

He was one of four filmmakers selected to participate in the 2019 Bellrock Directors’ Workshop lead by Gyula Gazdag.

Alasdair currently works as an Editor for Bart Layton’s company RAW.

Festivals

  • Reykjavik International Film Festival 2016
  • International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2016
  • Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier 2016
  • Ferfilm International Film Festival, Kosovo 2016
  • Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham 2013
  • Berlin British Shorts Film Festival 2013
  • Travelling Film Festival, Rennes 2013
  • Raindance Film Festival 2012 (Nominated Best UK Short, 'Bird')
  • BAFTA New Talent Award 2012 (Nominated Best Actor), Lauren Grace Wilson, 'Bird'
  • Encounters Short Film & Animation Film Festival 2012
  • Glasgow International Film Festival 2012
  • Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Scottish Borders 2012
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012
  • Inverness Film Festival 2012
  • BAFTA New Talent Award 2011 (Best Actor), Amiera Darwish, 'Strange Places'
  • Edge of the City Film Festival 2011 (3rd Place Prize - Fiction, 'Strange Places')
  • Screentest Student Film Festival 2011 (Nominated Best Drama, 'Strange Places')
  • Watersprite International Student Film Festival 2011 (Nominated Best Editing, 'Strange Places')
  • ShortCutz London April 2011