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

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



WORLD PREMIERE – Edinburgh Int. Film Festival 2014
WINNER – 2015 Scottish Short Film Award, Glasgow Short Film Festival 2015
NOMINATED - Best British Short Film, London Film Critics Circle Awards 2016
NOMINATED – CHANNEL 4 Award for Innovation in Storytelling
SCREENED – ZagrebDox 2015
SCREENED – Inverness Int. Film Festival 2014
SCREENED – Hackney Picturehouse – Whirlygig Spotlights, in association with London Short Film Festival
SCREENED – Glasgow Short Film Festival 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 – Luminate, Creative Ageing Festival 2015 – 12 locations around Scotland
SCREENED - IndieCork Film Festival, Ireland, Oct 2015
SCREENED - International Day Of Older Persons & Short Sighted Cinema, London, 20th Oct 2015
SCREENED - Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Arkansas, USA, Oct 2015
SCREENED – Jekabpils, Latvia (in association with Riga Shorts)
SCREENED – Szczecin European Film Festival 2015
SCREENED - Seville Film Festival 2015
SCREENED - ZubrOFFka Short Film Festival 2015
SCREENED - Cromarty Film Festival 2015
SCREENED - DocHeads, Dec 2015
SCREENED - Festival Film Dokumenter, Indonesia, Dec 2015
SCREENED - British Shorts Berlin, Jan 2016
SCREENED - Shorts on Tap, Feb 2016
SCREENED - Frontline Club, London March 2016
SCREENED - Cheap Cuts Doc Fest, April 2016
SCREENED - Close Up Centre London, Family Ties Network, April 2016


“Very touching and also very funny.” – Alan Berliner

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

“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:

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

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