Directed by Tweedie

WORLD PREMIERE – Edinburgh Int. Film Festival 2014
NOMINATED – London Critics Circle Awards 2016 – British Short Film of the Year
WINNER2015 Scottish Short Film Award, Glasgow Short Film Festival 2015
SHORTLISTED – CHANNEL 4 Award for Innovation in Storytelling
NOMINATED – Best Short Film, British Shorts, Berlin 2016
SCREENED – Inverness Int. Film Festival 2014
SCREENED – Hackney Picturehouse – Whirlygig Spotlights, in association with London Short Film Festival
SCREENED – ZagrebDox 2015
SCREENED – Flatpack Film Festival 2015 (in competition)
WINNER – Fife Independent Film Expo – Best Documentary
SCREENED – GFT, Glasgow 15-18th May (before Sundance winner Dark Horse feature film)
SCREENED – Xpo North 2015
SCREENED – Greenwich Int. Film Festival 2015, USA (in competition)
SCREENED – Future Shorts Glasgow, August 2015
SCREENED – Dunoon Film Festival 2015
SCREENED – Ickle Film Festival, Dundee (RUNNER UP – Best film)
SCREENED – IndieCork 2015
SCREENED – Luminate, Creative Ageing Festival 2015 – Various locations around Scotland
SCREENED – Jekabpils, Latvia (in association with Riga Shorts)
SCREENED – Szczecin European Film Festival 2015
SCREENED – Seville Film Festival 2015
SCREENED – Aldeburgh Documentary Film Festival 2015
SCREENED – Cromarty Film Festival 2015
SCREENED – ZubrOFFka Short Film Festival 2015
SCREENED – DocHeads 2015
SCREENED – Shorts on Tap, Feb 2015
SCREENED – Frontline Club, London, March 2016
SCREENED – Cheap Cuts Doc Fest, London, April 2016
SCREENED – Close Up Centre, London, April 2016

Making a film when you’re 87 is less than convenient.

Directed by Tweedie

Directed by Tweedie – Deleted Scene from Duncan Cowles on Vimeo.

“Very touching and also very funny.”Alan Berliner

“Deftly constructed, playful, cheerful, charming, Directed By Tweedie is affectionate, engaging, and a great indicator of talent.” – EyeforFilm 4.5star review.

“A delightful film that strikes on subtle inter-generational differences, capturing personality and a charming ordinariness.”Gorilla Film Magazine

“Extremely comical…. a personal reflection on the medium of film itself.” – Corstosfera

“Affectionate & warm-hearted” Adam Cook, XpoNorth

Interview with Duncan on the GFT Blog about the film: LINK

Q&A with Duncan by Sam Groves at FlatPack Film Festival – LINK

“funny, tender and deceptively intelligent.”- Penelope Bartlett, Short of the Week,

Top 5 Scottish Short Films of All Time, The List

Interview with Duncan in The New Current ahead of British Shorts screening.

Interview on The Age of No Retirement.

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Dir: Duncan Cowles

Prod: Aisling Ahmed

Edit: Shaun Glowa

Exec: Scottish Documentary Institute

Commissioned: Creative Scotland

Posted on: 1st June, 2014

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