Hello, I'm Alasdair


Independent Director and Freelance Editor.

About Me

Alasdair is an experienced short film writer, director and editor. Since 2011 he has made a number of independent and funded short dramas and documentaries. In 2012 his short drama 'Bird' screened at Encounters International Film Festival and was nominated for Best UK Short at the Raindance Film Festival. In the same year his Creative Scotland commissioned Bridging the Gap documentary 'In Search of the Wallaby' screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. In 2011 and 2012 both 'Bird' and prior short film 'Strange Places' were nominated for Scottish BAFA New Talent Awards.

In 2014 Alasdair spent 3 months in the small village of Skagaströnd, Northern Iceland, as part of NES Artist Residency, creating a short documentary about the small teenage population who live there - shot during the notoriously harsh Icelandic winter, it proved to be a unique filmmaking experience.

In 2015 he attended the Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab to pitch and develop a slate of short and feature film ideas. In July he travelled to Cyprus to collaborate on a short drama 'Haftasonu' with Cypriot filmmaker Talat Gokdemir.

Alasdair is currently developing a short drama Public through Scottish Film Talent Network's 'New Talent Shorts' scheme. Pubic was the outcome of the In_Script short film script development residency 2015 in Lithuania in which Alasdair won the "Promising Screenwriter" award.

Originally from Edinburgh, Alasdair has worked alongside some of the top editors in Scotland. He currently works as an Editor at documentary production company Raw TV.

Please feel free to get in touch.

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