Winner of the British Short Film Competition
Leeds International Film Festival, 20/11/22
The Bayview has won another award, this time at LIFF 2022.

Bafta Scotland 2022: Nominations
BAFTA Scotland Awards, Glasgow 20/11/22
The Bayview has been nominated in the Short Film and Animation category 2022.

Grierson 2022: The British Documentary Awards Nominations
Queen Elizabeth Hall on London 10/11/22
THE BAYVIEW has made it into the final 64 nominations.

Sapporo Short Fest 2022: Best Documentary
Sapporo International Short Fest and Market, Japan 07/10/22
THE BAYVIEW won best Documentary Short. The Jury are Shinya KAWAI, Film producer
Jennifer CORONADO from ILM, Art & Development, Kei ISHIKAWA, Film director

Encounters 2022: British Award
Watershed Bristol 01/10/22
THE BAYVIEW won best Brittish Award at the Encounters festival in Bristol. 

Our International Jury, consisting of Inari Sirola, Nora Molitor, Dan Guthrie and Meltse Van Coillie, said of their decision : “Our British Award goes to a heartwarming documentary that spotlights a disparate community brought together through circumstance but bound tightly by humour, support and kindness.”

Love Letters From Aberdeenshire (Group show) 
The Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh 24/06/22An Elvis impersonator, a Scots traveller and an ex-serviceman speak candidly about their romantic stories. Economic hardship and often social isolation have framed the lives of the characters and yet these men still celebrate the good times in the face of adversity.

Reminiscing from the comfort of their homes, boardings, and caves, this project is a tribute to them via the glimpse into their philosophy of life in the form of a series of short love letters.

The Bayview Wins at Glasgow Short Film Festival
CCA, Glasgow 27/03/22
The Bayview won Scotland’s Year of Stories Short Film Award at Glasgow Short Film Festival 2022.

European Short Film Candidate 
European Film Academy 07/02/22The Bayview was chosen by the festivals international jury consisting of director, scriptwriter & producer Borja Cobeaga (Spain), directors Bogdan Muresanu (Romania) and Joanna Quinn (UK), and programmer & director Beth Sa Freire (Brazil). Their statement: “For the humanity of his gaze towards a small place in a corner of Europe.”

The film is now a candidate for a nomination in the category ‘European Short Film’ at the European Film Awards 2022.

The Bayview screens at Clermont-Ferrand 
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 06/22The Bayview screened at the internaitonal compeition and won the European FIlm Awards Candidacy.


The Bayview, commisioned by Scottish Documentary Institute
Bridging The Gap
The On the North East Coast of Scotland an extraordinary family have turned the previously derelict Bayview hotel into a place of respite for international fishermen when they come to land. This film is a glimpse into this unlikely home and the transient guests who pass through it. 


Shiner, commisioned by Lux and BBC Scotland’s Now & Next programme
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GSFF19 Glassmount UK Premiere
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow 14th March (21.15) A triptych of documentary images play simultaneously, united by the same geographical space but offereing both complimentary and contradictory narrative clues as to what is really going on


Daniel Cook, Glassmount (Solo Exhibition) Embassy Gallery
Preview: 11/05 19:00-22:00    12th May – 3rd June Embassy Gallery are delighted to present ‘Glassmount’, a solo presentation of new work by moving image artist Daniel Cook.
Glassmount House stands stoically on an island of green, isolated by sprawling fields. Its lavish rooms and idyllic walled gardens make it the perfect retreat. This new work from Daniel Cook presents filmed site-responsive performances creating a chaotic personification of the house itself. Three narrative threads perpetuate each other as the camera roams freely around the grounds.

The work includes performances from Stasis, sound and music produced by Fergus Cook, co-direction Callum Russell and produced by Marcy Paterson.

GSFF18 The King and I - The Hilton Memorial Award 
Preview: 11/05 19:00-22:00    12th May – 3rd June
The Hilton Earl Memorial Award- chosen by audiences at screening series Blueprint: Scottish Independent Shorts - which went to Daniel Cook's documentary about an eccentric Edinburgh socialite The King & I.

John Watson Prize - The King and I
(The Scottish National Gallery)
The Scottish National Gallery
The John Watson Prize is awarded annually to a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) by the John Watson Club in association with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The building which now houses the Gallery of Modern Art (One) was, until 1975, the John Watson School. The prize has been in existence since 1991 and previous winners have included artists Stephanie Mann, Paul Chiappe and Jonathan Owen. The winner receives a medal and the opportunity to display their work within the gallery.

Talbot Rice Acquisitions Award - The King and I
(Talbot Rice Gallery)
Talbot Rice Gallery
Alongside curious Degree Show visitors, a panel of judges made their way around this year's showcase of hundreds of pieces of student work, selecting the winners of the University of Edinburgh Art Collection Acquisition Award. The award, formerly known as the ECA Collections Purchase Prize, was established in 2013, and means the work becomes a permanent part of the University's Collections.