Relative Films Ltd Relative Films Ltd Scottish award winning documentary production company of Duncan Cowles.

Alexithymia is a short documentary film directed by Duncan Cowles, completed at the start of 2017.


What's it like to feel no emotion? A young filmmaker questions how he connects to his emotions, by talking to a stranger online who can’t feel any. This stranger (Robert) suffers from 'Alexithymia', which is a condition most simply described as ‘Emotional Blindness’, it’s the inability to identify and describe emotions in the self.


Director: Duncan Cowles
Featuring: Robert Dennys
Editor: Shaun Glowa
Original Score: Alex Cowles/Stillhead
Sound Mix: Keith Duncan
Colourist: Will Anderson

Completed: January 2017
Length: 10minutes
Production Company: Relative Films Ltd


Winner - Best UK Short Film - Open City Documentary Festival 2017


03/2017 - Glasgow Short Film Festival, Scotland (UK)
04/2017 - Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham (UK)
09/2017 – Open City Documentary Festival, London (UK)
09/2017 - Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival, Bristol, (UK)
10/2017 - Scottish Mental Health & Arts Film Festival, Glasgow, (UK)
11/2017 - Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York (UK)