INNOVATEFILM took place in June 2017, and engaged with Scotland's thriving Film Sector to look at the challenges and unrivalled possibilities of filming in our remote, rugged and beautiful landscapes and thriving city locations. Scottish creativity and our unique #ScotSpirit produces powerful, renowned work, which attracts growing audiences both nationally and internationally.

VisitScotland were joined by:

Mark Stothert, Producer, Cape Wrath Productions.

Mark Stothert is a renowned Film Producer, working with Scottish Director Simon Hunter and London based production company Cape Wrath Films. Their film Edie, starring Shelia Hancock and Kevin Guthrie, was mainly filmed in Sutherland and was released in 2018. Mark will shared his story of the support received from the Scottish film world and local community and how this resulted in such a powerful and authentic film and filming experience. A preview of Edie was shown as part of this session.

Lindsay McGee, Producer, Braw Films.

Lindsay McGee is an Edinburgh-based producer who is developing a slate of features for the international market through her young production company Braw Films. Her most recent short, Hula, starring Blythe Duff, won the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for Best Drama, won the Scottish Audience Award at the Glasgow Short Film Festival and the Best short Drama at the Celtic Media Award. She has an MA in Screen writing from Screen Academy Scotland. As well as producing, Lindsay works as an on set art director on feature films, commercials and TV. Lindsay explored her experiences of getting started in the film business and working with recent graduate of Napier film School Robin Haig who co-wrote Hula.

John Archer, Producer, Hopscotch Films.

John Archer produced and directed Accidental Anarchist (UK premiere Sheffield 2017), produced The End of the Game, Atomic, I Am Belfast and The Story of Film. He is chair of Independent Producers Scotland and a member of the Screen Strategy Leadership Group. John was the Founding Chief Executive of Scottish Screen, head of Music and Arts at BBC Scotland, and has produced Billy Connolly's World Tours of Scotland and Australia. John worked with Mark Cousins on 'The Story of Film, An Odyssey'.