The name DigiCult first appeared on the independent UK film scene in 2001 when they managed a short film strand called Digital Shorts funded by the UK Film Council in Scotland through the Glasgow Media Access Centre (GMAC). The project worked with GMAC’s core staff over five years, developing and producing over 25 shorts with budgets ranging from £1k to £8K. These included a number of BAFTA Scotland winning films. Early in 2007, as part of GMAC’s general shorts re-branding, the short film strand was wound down before the name and original philosophy of the project was resurrected in Autumn 2008 through a new independent company set-up by Paul Welsh and partner producer David Smith.
Working with Scottish Screen, UK Film Council, BBC Scotland and more recently Creative Scotland, ScreenHI and Glasgow Film Festival – Digicult has delivered 13 short films in different genres with emerging talent in the last three years. One film was written by Skye based, Highlands and Islands filmmaker Kenny Macleod, who produced Labour featured in the clip reel below.