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Transgressive North presents a Deerstalker Films Production



Young ballad singer, Ruadhan, despairs as the fabric of his Scottish hometown erodes. There are no fish in the sea, no jobs and a steady exodus to the city. Life as he loves it is slipping away and Ruadhan's idol, town bard Alec, has little stomach to fight the change.


Long time best pal, Calum, and returning childhood friend, Amy, spark Ruadhan's struggle to keep the past alive. When Alec takes off to a retirement home in mysterious circumstances, Ruadhan must act quickly to save him and protect the town he loves. As his battle spirals out of control, it becomes Ruadhan who needs saving.


Haunted by the songs and traditions of the past, Blackbird is a story of loss all too familiar across Scotland. Featuring legendary Scottish performers Norman Maclean and Sheila Stewart, alongside up and coming talent, Blackbird brings Scottish stars of past and future to the big screen.


Blackbird premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival to critical acclaim. One of a handful of films to be awarded ‘Best of the Fest’, Blackbird spread its wings for the worldwide premiere at the International Festival of Mannheim-Heiderlberg. Nominated for a Scottish BAFTA Audience Award, Blackbird has been hailed for bringing Scottish folklore to a new generation. A rich, delicate, and powerful film, Blackbird's soundtrack features traditional ballads alongside the work of the late Martyn Bennett.



A Transgressive North film



The king is dying and the crops are failing. Saleem is the only one who can see what is coming. Only with the help of the other children can he make a dangerous journey across the sea to bring change and renewal to his dying community…


Narrated by Irvine Welsh.


The Everything is New film has been released as a CD/DVD digipak with Marram's Sun Choir.


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Transgressive North with Deerstalker Films



When The Song Dies is a poetic documentary that weaves stories, songs and memories from across Scotland, and places their testament in counterpoint to the richly evocative landscape of the Machars in Wigtownshire. Exploring the theme of change, the film brings the audience under the captive spell of the old ways. Featuring a range of contributors, the film is a poignant reminder of what was sung and said, and what is left behind.


Past festival screenings include:  AFI Docs Film Festival | Los Angeles Film Festival | Glasgow Short Film Festival | Tribeca Film Festival | Traverse City Film Festival | BUDI International Film Festival




Aeon Magazine have launched a new film channel and we are delighted to note that our film When the Song Dies is now available to watch online as part of their catalogue.


Click here to view When The Song Dies