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Duncan Cowles

Director, Self-shooting P/D

Duncan Cowles is a BAFTA Scotland Award winning documentary filmmaker whose short films are often known for their comedic, self-aware and sensitive approach. He’s been featured via Short of the Week, Vimeo Staff Picks, BFI Player, BBCiplayer, MUBI, It’s Nice That and has won a selection of awards at festivals alongside numerous nominations.

Duncan founded his own production company Relative Films Ltd to facilitate the production of his first feature documentary ‘Silent Men’ which he took to IDFAcademy and is being supported by Screen Scotland & The Whickers. The film is due late 2023.

Duncan has been commissioned to write and direct documentaries for Channel 4, STV, BBC Scotland, BBC Radio 4, TED and Adobe. In 2020 Duncan was commissioned to make x6 30minute episodes of his own documentary TV series ‘Scary Adult Things’ which looks at the struggles of the millennial generation for BBC Scotland and aired in March 2021.


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