Micro-budget digital filmmaking for digital distribution
Many thanks to all the Glasgow and Edinburgh filmmakers who turned out for the screening of TimeLock in Glasgow on 12th October 2013 at the GMAC Cinema. A lot of great feedback and much praise for all the cast and crew involved in the production.
There was a much discussion afterwards about the need to look more deeply at the aesthetics of micro-budget filmmaking and for Scottish micro budget filmmakers to co-operate more to create a platform where they can share their innovative work.
Though there is currently little or no public funding in Scotland to support this type of production, as it does not fit the 20th Century industrial paradigm, it is clear that this is the new training ground for tomorrow’s filmmakers and will form an important part of Scotland’s film culture moving forward.
The audience learned that the majority (90%) of the cast and crew of TimeLock were trainees, first-timers or fresh out of college and had never worked on a feature film before (and only one of them in the same role). This makes their achievement in producing a quality film like timeLock even more impressive. Hopefully, once the results of Creative Scotland’sFilm Sector Review are announced the national agency will change its policy and adopt a more positive attitude towards independent micro-budget and very low-budget digital filmmaking for digital distribution.