Working independently and in partnership, DigiCult is the longest running and most successful film talent development organisation in the UK, making outstanding work and helping build numerous careers.

Zam Salim, Chris Waitt, Eva Riley, Sean Dunn, Ruth Paxton, Jessica Ashman, Tim Courtney, Rosie Crerar, Ciara Barry, Michael Pearce, Morayo Akande, Iain Gardner, Gordon Napier, Martin Smith, Nick Verso, Michael Keillor, Adrian McDowall, Finlay Pretsell, Miranda Nation, Ainslie Henderson, Will Anderson, Julia Taudevin, Shaun Hughes, James Price, Adura Onashile

10 Bafta In Scotland Awards

20 Bafta in Scotland Nominations

5 Bafta UK and BIFA Awards and Nominations

3 Celtic Media Awards

And festival premieres at Venice, London, Edinburgh, Tampere, Berlin, Flickerfest, Palm Springs, Glasgow, Encounters and Sundance.

(January 2021)

Paul Welsh

Producer / MD

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Paul Welsh is a producer, developer and commissioner based in Glasgow. He founded DigiCult in 2001 and continues to lead on development and production for the company. Over the last twenty years, Paul has built a strong reputation for developing new and emerging film talent, distilling his approach into a process-based workshop The Story Room.

As producer, Paul’s debut feature SKELETONS (Nick Whitfield, 2010) won the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature, EIFF 2010, and was BAFTA and BIFA nominated the following year.

His second feature LORE (Cate Shortland, 2012) premiered at Locarno and TIFF, winning numerous awards including Australian and German Academy Awards. Lore was Australia’s nominee for Foreign Language Oscar in 2013 and co-produced by Porchlight Films (Sydney) and Rohfilm (Berlin).

In documentary, Irish-Scottish co-production LOST IN FRANCE (Niall McCann, 2016) premiered at CPH-Dox, EIFF and GFF, and is distributed by Curzon Artificial Eye in the UK.

Over the last decade Paul’s live action shorts and animations include BAFTA in Scotland winners Battenberg (Stewart Comrie, 2010), Fixing Luka (Jessica Ashman, 2012), Monkey Love Experiments (Ainsley Henderson, Will Anderson, 2014), No Place Like Home (Cat Bruce, 2016), The Inescapable Arrival of Lazlo Petushki (Sven Werner, 2017), My Loneliness Is Killing Me (Tim Courtney, 2018) and Widdershins (Simon Biggs, 2018). Most recently, Paul developed and exec produced The Fabric of You (Josephine Lohoar Self, 2019) which is currently long-listed for the 2021 Oscars for Best Short Animation.

Are you are a broadcaster, pay-per-view channel or airline looking for short film content? Are you interested in screening the very best of Scottish talent? Our catalogue contains award winning short dramas, animation and documentaries. Edgy, unsettling, thought-provoking and unashamedly challenging, our films have gone down a storm at film festivals all over the world and sold in many international territories.


We are always looking for new ways to promote our extensive catalogue

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If you are interested in working with DigiCult, please send Paul Welsh a short biography detailing the creative talent involved in your project. Many thanks!