Take It Back and Start All Over Screening at Filmhouse 23rd February

medium.5974_524176395_TakeItBack_02.scaledTake It Back and Start All Over is the debut feature film from Edinburgh-based writer/director and creator of the Write Shoot Cut platform, Neil Rolland. Shot in 5 days on a budget of £1000 by a team of professional Scottish filmmakers, it is part of a new movement in Scotland called Tartan Features.

Take It Back and Start All Over is a relationship drama with music following 33 year old mum Jennie, who attempts to recapture her past as a successful singer/songwriter while dealing with a marriage that is falling apart.

Starring a host of fresh new Scottish acting talent including newcomer Kerri Clarence, who gives a strong central performance in the role of Jennie, alongside established talent such as Kate Dickie (Red Road, Game of Thrones) and Robert Williamson (Outlander, Skeletons). Read more of this post

Scottish Independent Film Awards

sifaWrite Shoot Cut and Tartan Features are delighted to announce the inaugural Scottish Independent Film Awards, an exclusive part of the Tartan Features Film Festival taking place in October 2015.

The Scottish Independent Film Awards will celebrate some the best underground undiscovered micro-budget films, both short and feature length, from Scotland and across the World.

In order to be considered for the Scottish Independent Film Awards you must submit your film to the Tartan Features Film Festival via FilmFreeway. We are accepting shorts and features with a strong focus on Scottish talent. Read more of this post

Rescheduled: Open Mic Night – Monday 26th January

WSC OpenFollowing technical difficulties on the 19th we are now delighted to be able to host our Open Mic Night this coming Monday 26th January at 7.30pm at the Banshee Labyrinth.

There will be no door charge but instead a tip jar so you can pay what you feel or not at all, either is completely fine.

The line up is subject to change as we attempt to bring filmmakers back and there may be some slots available so keep an eye out on our Facebook group and on Twitter.

I’ll be making a couple of announcements about Write Shoot Cut and about the Tartan Features Film Festival.

Monday 26th January, 7.30pm at the Banshee Labyrinth (Map).
Free Entry (tip jar in place) and it’s first come first served.

Hopefully see you there!

  1. No Set Door Price – Alex Harron – Documentary Short
  2. Silent is the Crow by Birdhead – Arpeggio Pictures – Music Video
  3. Hunger is Not A Game – Shauna Rothery – Pitch
  4. IndiaScapes – Neil Hartop – Timelapse
  5. The Lads – Andrew Pettle – Short Film
  6. Judas Goat – Pavel Shepan – Web Series
  7. Wolf Pact – Ansgar Hoeckh and Bianca Herold – Pitch
  8. Workhouse Press – Sam Arksey – Documentary
  9. Cleek – CalyRose Productions – Pitch
  10. The Dark of Day – Simon Fox – Pitch
  11. Star Bright (Song of Silence) by Teresa Winter – Ralph Pritchard and Sarah Hill – Music Video

January Open Mic Night – Monday 19th

WSC Open Happy New Year!

Write Shoot Cut starts the year with a clean open slate. Our January event will be a completely open mic event where we will offer the floor (and screen) to any and all filmmakers and films.

We’d like to provide more opportunities for more people to screen their work and join the vast community we have created at Write Shoot Cut and that exists across Scotland. It would also be great to have an event that enthuses and excites everyone for the year ahead.

Although it is open mic, you still need to submit your film to register, like any open mic night you need to book a slot. We only have two hours and so we are assigning slots on a first come, first served basis.

There are two kinds of slots:

  • Films: 12 minutes and under – can be short film, music video, web series trailer, anything really*
  • Pitches: this is a 10 minute slot to speak to the audience, pitch your script, film, yourself, your crowdfunding campaign etc…. if this includes a promo video then that time comes out of the ten minutes.

We will take submissions until the full 2 hours is taken up (this includes time for short Q&As after each film). So the sooner you submit the more likely you’ll play.

As submissions come in we will add them to this page so everyone knows what’s been booked in, keeping this fair and equal.


  1. No Set Door Price – Alex Harron – Documentary Short
  2. Silent is the Crow by Birdhead – Arpeggio Pictures – Music Video
  3. Hunger is Not A Game – Shauna Rothery – Pitch
  4. IndiaScapes – Neil Hartop – Timelapse
  5. The Lads – Andrew Pettle – Short Film
  6. Judas Goat – Pavel Shepan – Web Series
  7. Wolfpact – Ansgar Hoeckh and Bianca Herold – Pitch
  8. Workhouse Press – Sam Arksey – Documentary

Submissions are now closed as all slots are taken. An updated list of what’s screening will be uploaded soon.

For anyone who doesn’t know about Write Shoot Cut, we have been running for three years running packed out events across Edinburgh. Our Christmas Party in December attracted 120 members of the local filmmaking community and we are hoping to build in 2015.

The event itself will take place on Monday 19th January at 7.30pm at the Banshee Labyrinth with a cover charge of £3 for everyone, audience and filmmakers. As always it’s first come, first served too. So even if you are screening and you don’t turn up on time, there’s no guarantee you’ll get a seat!  Read more of this post

Christmas Party Goes With a Bang!

_MG_0961Two days after the Christmas party and there’s still a buzz around the building and across conversation online and in person. Granted yesterday was a write-off for most but it’s lovely to feel the warm glow of an excellent party two days on. Read more of this post

Christmas Party Screening – December 15th – Line Up


What? The Write Shoot Cut/Screen Education Edinburgh Christmas Party!

When? Monday 15th December – Doors Open at 7pm, Screening 7.30pm-9.30pm, Networking/Merriment 9.30pm-3am.

Where? The Banshee Labyrinth (Map), Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG.

Who? Any and all filmmakers, actors, freelancers, creatives (over 18) in the city and beyond.

Why? WSC and SEE have been working hard this year and we have big plans for the year ahead. Creating, supporting and celebrating a community of filmmakers and creatives in the city is important to us, so instead of having a drab office party with a hand full of us, we want to make a night of it, let our hair down, showcase local talent and create new relationships that will flourish in the new year.  Read more of this post

Christmas Filmmakers and Freelancers Party


This year Screen Education Edinburgh and Write Shoot Cut are hosting a Christmas Party for Freelancers and Filmmakers at the Banshee Labyrinth in Edinburgh. Come join us for a night of mulled wine, mince pies, movies and merriment.

We’ve worked with and engaged with hundreds of people over the past few years and in the spirit of creating a creative communuty here in Edinburgh, we felt it only right to open our office party up to the wider family.

The proceedings will involve an informal evening of open networking, a screening or two of local films and a chance for any of the many freelancers, filmmakers and friends who have engaged with SEE and WSC over the past couple of years to enjoy a drink with us as we let our hair down.

Strictly over 18, the Christmas shebang will take place on Monday 15th December starting at 7.30pm with a screening and running until the bar closes at 3am (no guarantees anyone from SEE will last the whole night of course!)

No need to book, just show up but if you want to engage online, please join our Facebook event here.

We look forward to seeing everyone there and remember, what happens at the office Christmas party, stays at the office Christmas party!

The Banshee Labyrinth lives on Niddry Street just off the Royal Mile. Click here for a map.



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