Tapes From The Revolutionary

  • United Kingdom
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What is it like to see the world through someone else’s eyes?
Filmmaker, Scott Willis discovers Andy, a self-proclaimed communist revolutionary that documents his life on a Hi-8 camcorder. Aiming to understand the purpose behind the tapes Willis picks up his camera, however Andy has his own agenda for the project.
Tapes from The Revolutionary is a humorous unconventional documentary that turns the lens on itself an examines the filmmaking process.



  • Original title
    Tapes From The Revolutionary
  • Direction
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Scott Willis
  • Editing
    Scott Willis
  • Music
    Josh Sabin
  • Sound
    Charlie Moon, Chris Gayne, Ali Murray
  • Duration
    16 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow, UK, 2015.
    • Speakeasy Cinema Screenings, Melbourne, Australia, 2015.
    • The Skinny Film Competition Showcase, Edinburgh, UK, 2015.
    • Here + Now Film Showcase, Edinburgh, UK, 2015.
    • Ickle Film Festival, Dundee, UK, 2015.
    • Festival Filmes Sobre Arte Portugal, Portugal, 2015.
    • Inverness Film Festival, Inverness, UK, 2015.
    • Greenhorn Short Film Festival, London, UK, 2015.
    • Exploding Cinema, London, UK, 2015.
    • Hammerbrook Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany, 2015.
    • Edinburgh Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh, UK, 2014.
    • British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2016.
    • DOCfeed Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2016.
    • Pop-Up Brighton, Brighton, UK, 2016.
    • Gather Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK, 2016.
    • Kutler’s Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2016.
    • Syn Festival, Edinburgh, UK, 2016.
    • Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, UK, 2016.
    • Speechless Film Festival, Minnesota, USA, 2016.
    • The Golden Linden International Film Festival of New European Cinema, Bulgaria, 2016.
    • Pop-Up Cinema, Tilburg, Netherlands, 2016.
    • Leiden International short Film Experience, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2016.
    • No Gloss Film Festival, Leeds, UK, 2016.
    • Sheffield Fringe, Sheffield, UK, 2016.
    • Silveron International Film Festival‏, Toronto, Canada, 2016.
    • TrueDoc Documentary Festival, 2016.
    • Wolves Independent International Film Festival, Utena, Lithuania, 2016.
  • Awards
    • IdeasTap Graduate Award : Short Film 2015, in association with BAFTA.
    • DOCfeed: Best International Short Documentary Film Award, 2016.
    • Hammerbrook Film Festival 2015 Grand Prix.
    • Silveron International Film Festival ‘Best Documentary’ 2016.
    • Audience Award at Edinburgh College of Art 2014 Graduate Filmhouse screening.
    • Helen A. Rose Bequest, for Distinguished final year work by University Of Edinburgh. June 2014.


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