Ahead of the event we are running at the Filmhouse on Monday 29th September, Tartan Features: Micro-Budget Feature Filmmaking in Scotland, those involved wanted to outline what we will be discussing and what we are offering to the discussion.
So here is some background, values, vision and objectives.
This event is really about encouraging and inspiring people through what we have already done and what is achievable. We hope that people attending event are there as they want to develop feature films and be part of the film industry in Scotland.
Who We Are
Tartan Features is a collective of filmmaking professionals; crew, writers, directors, producers and exhibitors based in Scotland with over 15 years’ experience in indie and industry films. As a collective we have made 7+ feature films using the Tartan Features model and are developing many more.
We believe that micro budget feature film production can co-exist and even feed into the larger Scottish industry as a whole creating an infrastructure for skills and talent development while encouraging a sustainable industry.
- To be leaders and producers of micro-budget independent filmmaking in Scotland
- To provide an alternative route for talent into the Scottish Film industry
- To support an overall sustainable Scottish Film Industry
- To provide a feature filmmaking model that can work and be adapted for any budget
- To encourage more feature filmmaking in Scotland, rather than relying only on shorts
- To increase the skills, knowledge and experience of all crew, talent and production personnel in the film industry by ‘skilling up’ on micro budget features
Tartan Features is a reaction to the current filmmaking landscape in Scotland.
We aim to get to a stage where micro budget films are made in a scaled down version of current industry practices, where there is much more scope for training brand new crew members, but also for existing crew members to get more substantial credits to their name.
You only learn to do something by doing it. It will give filmmakers the opportunity to get that first all important credit as a feature maker.
The collective will:
- build a website with resources, case studies and advice on how to make your micro-budget feature.
- provide a ‘Tartan Features’ banner to all micro-budget features made in Scotland in the form of a logo credit.
- make ourselves available via email to give advice/contacts/look over scripts/budgets/schedules.
- provide a platform to screen your film locally and nationally with the ‘Write, Shoot, Cut’ screening model.
We have created a website TartanFeatures.com that will host this and an email that you can contact us directly at Contact TF.
There is also a Case Study and some great behind the scenes resources from one of the films already made, Sarah’s Room but Grant McPhee. Access this content here.
You can find out more about our event at the Filmhouse and book tickets here.