Derek has over twenty five years of location management experience of filming around Scotland for film, television, adverts and documentary location.

He was worked with the smallest documentary crews to the largest of international film crews shooting in Scotland, and has trained up all major location managers in the country. He’s the location manager to location managers, you might say!

From locations in the Scottish Highlands and islands including Skye, Shetland, Orkney and the northern mainland, to major cities including Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling, to the lowlands and coast including the Borders and Ayrshire, Derek has unrivalled knowledge and contacts.

Recent Production Credits

– TV Comedy Series, Mountain Goats, BBC Scotland
– Bollywood Film, Baar Baar Dheko, Arc Light Films Ltd
– Feature film, Hec McAdam, for MTP
– Feature Film, Sunshine on Leith, DNA/Black Camel Productions
– Feature film ‘Not Another Happy Ending’

– Commercial For RBS for Another Film Company, London
– Commercial for Dewars Whiskey, for La Belle Allee Productions
– Commercial for McDonalds, for ThomasThomas, of London
– Commercial for Irn Bru – for MTP, Glasgow
– Commercial for Blood Transfusion – MTP, Glasgow
– Commercial for Early Cancer Detection – For MTP

Recent Credits

Mountain Goats TV comedy series for BBC Scotland
Worldwide Cancer Research Scottish Gov.Commerical
Hector, Feature for MTP
Read Write and Count for Scot Gov, Commercial for MTP

Iona- Feature Film for Bard Entertainments
Glasgow Girls - Feature Filmfor BBC/ Minnow Films
Dewar’s Whisky - Commercial for Sugar Free, Manchester

Sunshine On Leith -Feature film for DNA Films/Black Camel Films
MI High  - ChildrensTV series for the BBC/Kudos

Government Commercial for Early Cancer Detection, MTP Glasgow
Not Another Happy Ending Feature Film for Synchronicity Films Dewars Whisky Commercial for La Belle Allee, Glasgow

Lip Service series 2, 6 part BBC Drama made by kudos
Commercial for Canadian Olympics set in Edinburgh made by Lucky Strike.
Promotional for Amoco Oil Company, set in Glencoe

Filth – (scout) on Feature film
How Not to Live Your Life……… Xmas Special for BBC 3
Co-op Commercial for RSA, London
Imran Yusuf Show, Location Manager

Energy Commercial for Scottish Govt, MTP
Commercial for Vicks Lozenge, MTP
Tez, Bollywood Film, United 7 Entertainment, thriller, Feature part set in Edinburgh/Glasgow.

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Philip Watson
On behalf of our crazy team, I just wanted to thank you once again for your incredible location management support last week in Scotland. We all agree it would have been crazy to attempt our adventure without you..."
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