DigiCult/Hopscotch Films (2012-2014)

 (Seagulls by Martin Smith, Creative Scotland/DigiCult/Hopscotch Films 2014)

In 2012, DigiCult joined forces with Hopscotch Films to deliver a new slate of Scottish Shorts with support from Creative Scotland. The initiative draws on the experience of producers John Archer, Carolynne Sinclair Kidd and Paul Welsh. The 2013 production slate premieres in 2014, including new work by BAFTA winners Martin Smith and animators Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson.

Our catalogue tells the story from 2002 to the present day.

DigiCult (2001 – 2011)

(A Cuillin Rising by Catriona McInnes, Creative Scotland/DigiCult 2011)

DigiCult first appeared on the independent UK scene in 2001: a short film strand funded by UKFC in Scotland through GMAC (Glasgow Media Access Centre). Founder producer Paul Welsh (Skeletons, Lore) worked with the workshop’s core staff till 2006, developing and producing over 25 innovative shorts with budgets ranging from £1k to £8K including two BAFTA winners (Dupe by Chris Waitt & Tracks by Martin Smith).

After a brief commissioning hiatus, DigiCult was re-launched as an independent company in 2008 and has continued to deliver award winning shorts for international audiences with numerous competition premieres including Berlin, London, Encounters and Edinburgh over the last five years. These films include Fixing Luka (Jessica Ashman), Rite (Michael Pearce) & Paris/Sexy (Ruth Paxton).

Our catalogue tells the story from 2002 to the present day.

Paul Welsh – Producer

January 2014

Paul Welsh

Producer / MD

E — paul@digicult.co.uk

Paul is an award winning producer, developer and commissioner of live action, animated and documentary film based in Scotland but working internationally. He founded DigiCult in 2001 and continues to lead on development and production for the company.

In 2010 – as producer – Paul’s debut feature Skeletons (w/d Nick Whitfield) won the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature at EIFF before its UK release by Soda Pictures. In 2011, the film was BAFTA and BIFA nominated for Outstanding Debut Feature & Outstanding Achievement in Production respectively. It was co-produced with Forward Films (London) and funded by Scottish Screen and EM Media.

In 2012, his second feature Lore premiered and sold internationally, winning numerous prizes including Australian and German Academy Awards (Best Film, Bronze), Best Film at Stockholm IFF & The Hamptons and Piazza Grande Audience Award (Locarno).

Co-written and directed by Cate Shortland (Somersault), Lore was Australia’s nominee for Foreign Language Oscar in 2013. It was co-produced with Porchlight Films (Sydney) and Rohfilm (Berlin).

Over the last 12 years through DigiCult and Edge City Films, Paul has built a strong reputation for developing emerging film talent at short and feature length, distilling his approach into a process-based workshop experience: The Story Room. Consulting on story, script, development & production, he works with independent producers and funds including Creative England, Creative Scotland, Screen Australia & New Zealand Film Commission (at November 2013).



No Place Like Home (Cat Bruce, 2015)

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 many award winning short dramas, animation and documentaries, featuring the best new Scottish writing, directing, acting, design and cinematography. 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 and sell our films. If you would like to know more, please contact our sales executive at sales@digicult.co.uk


DigiCult does not accept unsolicited story or script material.

If you are interested in working with DigiCult, please send a short biography detailing the creative talent involved in your project, including past and current projects. From that introduction, we may get back in touch to ask for a short outline of your film proposal.