Jun
28

My Tony Kaye Story

I’m a big fan of continuous professional development and ‘advancing my craft’ and learning new stuff. But, most of all, as a professional creative and commercials director, I like the random nature of inputs. Even with the best-laid plans, you often get something different from what you expect – and that, like many creative projects, […]

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Jun
14

Awards!

Was listening to the Scottish director John Doyle talking to Janice Forsyth on the Radio Cafe. What a top bloke. He’s here to direct Lucia di Lammermoor for Scottish Opera. (And, starrier still, I think he’s my neighbour’s brother too.) Anyway, it was good to hear him talk so much sense and so modestly about […]

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Jun
09

Jim Poole Awards

Sadie’s Story has been short-listed for Scotland’s top award for short film – the Cameo/Jim Poole Award. Nice.

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May
28

Sadie’s Story

Last year, we set out to make a short film about my Dad’s boyhood, growing up in depression era Glasgow. I’d had the idea for a while and had the script written, but wondered where I would find a small ‘smart boy’ to play my Dad. Then I met Harry at my mate’s Christmas party. […]

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May
06

Home

Pete Martin is a writer, director, adman, sometime skimmer. Ah, the Mars Bar at the bottom of 2nd Avenue in the heat of a New York summer noon. Really quite far from Loch Lomond as the sun sets in Scottish spring. Skimming, I find, is a bit like creativity. It felt so easy when you […]

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