Accidental Media was a production company founded by Peter Gerard. From 1999 to 2012, we made challenging and original films that bend genres and engage audiences. Our films won awards at international film festivals and have been broadcast and distributed all over the world.

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Accidental News Archive:

  • 28 Feb 2014

    Just to Get a Rep is now available to stream on Amazon Prime.

  • 1 Jan 2013

    Babytrapped will screen at the London Short Film Festival this month.

  • 5 Feb 2012

    Adam Stafford and Alan Bissett will perform a live version of our award-winning short film The Shutdown at the Glasgow Short Film Festival. Check out the “Frames Per Second” event at 19:30 on Saturday 11 February. 

  • 17 Nov 2011

    Our new doc, Babytrapped, directed by Tomás Sheridan, is now showing on Current TV. If you’re in the UK, you can catch the next broadcast on Monday 21 November at 9pm. You can also watch it from our website if you’re outside the UK, USA, Italy, or South Africa.

  • 17 Oct 2011

    BAFTA Scotland Award nomination for The Shutdown

    Our multi-award winning short The Shutdown has been short-listed for a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Short Film. The awards ceremony and announcement will take place in Glasgow on 13 November. Stay tuned!

  • 7 Sep 2011

    Catch the Edinburgh premiere of Fistful of Roses at Edindocs festival on the 17th September. 

  • 6 Sep 2011

    The dark and mysterious music video we produced for The Twilight Sad has just won Video of the Year at the Scottish New Music Awards. Directed by Adam Stafford, the video for “Seven Years of Letters” has also generated a lot of buzz around the web.

  • 9 Aug 2011

    The Shutdown has been invited to the Kaunas International Film Festival in Lithuania. Stay tuned for details.

  • 1 Aug 2011

    Just to Get a Rep will be featured at a special screening at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this Sunday (9pm on 7th August). Come along to Out of The Blue for this Live Film in Leith event. Director Peter Gerard will be present for discussions and to peddle DVDs.

  • 25 Jun 2011

    The Shutdown wins the Jury Prize at Marin County International Festival of Short Film and Video. If you’re in California, head down to the Marin County Fair between June 30th and July 4th where The Shutdown will be screened twice a day. Click the NOW button in the trailer for screening details.

  • 10 May 2011

    The Shutdown on your telly

    ArteIf you are in France or Germany, tune into Arte on Friday 13th May to see The Shutdown on TV. It’s on at 00h35, so you’ll need to stay up late to see the scattered jewels of Grangemouth.

  • 4 May 2011

    We will be at the Festival de Cannes and Marché du Film this year between 13th-19th May. Our multi-award-winning short The Shutdown will be featured in Cannes at a special screening at Visions Sociales - Le festival de cinéma de la CCAS. Come and see The Shutdown on the 17th May at 3pm. We will be taking meetings at the MEDIA stand on the Croisette.

  • 26 Apr 2011

    The Shutdown will be featured in the opening night of Be Film Underground Film Festival in New York City. Catch it in Manhattan on Tuesday May 3rd at The Dolby Screening Room.

    If you’re in California, you can see The Shutdown at the Newport Beach Film Festival near Los Angeles. It will be screening as part of Eco Shorts, also on 3 May 2011.

  • 20 Apr 2011

    The Twilight Sad music video we produced has been nominated for Video of the Year at the Scottish New Music Awards. Our video for “Seven Years of Letters” was directed by Adam Stafford.

  • 8 Feb 2011

    The Shutdown will screen in Paris tonight at 8pm at the Forum des Images (Forum des Halles - 2, rue du Cinéma) before the feature film Attenberg.

  • 31 Jan 2011

    We are pleased to announce that Adam Stafford’s The Shutdown won the Grand Jury Prize for European Short Films at the European First Film Festival - Premiers Plans Festival D’Angers. The Premiers Plans festival is a new talent discovery event, only screening films by first-time directors. The Shutdown’s epic run continues with more festival, screenings, and television broadcasts to be announced soon.

  • 21 Jan 2011

    The Shutdown is in competition at Festival Premiers Plans D’Angers - the European First Film Festival, which is taking place in France this week.

  • 7 Jan 2011

    Watch writer Alan Bissett’s Q&A at the screening of The Shutdown at Pravo Ljudski Festival in Sarajeveo. Thanks to Neill from Document Festival for the video.

  • 9 Dec 2010

    Another prize for The Shutdown

    WINNERThe Shutdown has picked up another festival prize, this time winning the International Competition at the Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival.

  • 12 Nov 2010

    The winning flavours for our crowd-sourced ice cream at Sheffield Doc/Fest were Whisky & Honey and Cookies ‘n’ Cream. Despite a small delay due to a leak in one of our hand-cranked ice cream machines, we made 2 gallons of fresh ice cream. Both flavours went down a treat to a crowd of eager festival-goers on Saturday. We had a lively discussion about DIY production and distribution, including a sneak peek at our new Distrify film marketing and distribution service. We’ve posted some pictures from the event on the Distrify Facebook page.

    The winning flavours for our crowd-sourced ice cream at Sheffield Doc/Fest were Whisky & Honey and Cookies ‘n’ Cream. Despite a small delay due to a leak in one of our hand-cranked ice cream machines, we made 2 gallons of fresh ice cream. Both flavours went down a treat to a crowd of eager festival-goers on Saturday. We had a lively discussion about DIY production and distribution, including a sneak peek at our new Distrify film marketing and distribution service.

  • 30 Oct 2010

    Accidental Media filmed the Guinness World Record attempt for most simultaneous bicycle bell ringing in Bishopbriggs. Watch nearly 2,500 kids ringing their bells to the tune of “The Blue Danube”. For more info, see ED’s Cycle Co-Op.

  • 29 Oct 2010

    This week’s last-minute news is that The Shutdown will be screening in Glasgow on Sunday 31st October as part of Words per Minute. And if you can’t make that screening, it’s also on next Saturday 6th November at the GFT in Glasgow as part of IETM and also at the Inverness Film Festival, among others.

  • 25 Oct 2010

    Hand-Cranked Ice Cream FreezerPeter Gerard, the frozen-fingered filmmaker from Accidental Media & Distrify is hosting Hand-Cranked Docs & Ice Cream at Sheffield Doc/Fest this year. If you were in Sheffield in 2006 or 2007 you might remember our Scotch Whisky Ice Cream during the Channel 4 Pitch or in the Showroom lobby. This year we will be hand-cranking your favourite flavours during a discussion about “hand-cranked” filmmaking and distribution. The event will be on Saturday 6 November at 4pm. Get involved now and vote for your favourite flavour.

  • 19 Oct 2010

    We have two films showing at the Hidden Door Festival in Edinburgh on Sunday 24 October - The Shutdown (1pm) and Motion/Static (2pm), both screening at The Roxy Art House.

  • 15 Oct 2010

    Fistful of Roses will be featured in a special screening at Document Festival in Glasgow on 27 October. Leo Bruges (director) and Peter Gerard (producer/editor) will be present to discuss ethics in documentary as part of the Student Forum at Document.

  • 12 Oct 2010

    The Shutdown has a number of screenings coming up. Catch it at one of the following events:

    • 27 Oct - Document Festival, Glasgow
    • 6 Nov - IETM, GFT, Glasgow
    • 4-6 Nov - Inverness Film Festival
    • 10-15 Nov - Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo
    • 11 Nov - Kassel Documentary Festival, Germany
    • 12-20 Nov - L’Alternativa Festival, Barcelona
    • 1-3 Dec - Festival Internacional de Curtas de Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    • 4-11 Dec - International Short Film Festival Leuven, Belgium
  • 11 Oct 2010

    Just to Get a Rep is screening at the Displaced Expressions Festival in Copenhagen this Wednesday 13th October. The line-up features a bunch of great hip-hop artists from around the world and an excellent selection of films. If you’re in Denmark, be sure to check it out, and if you’re not, you can buy the DVD or watch Just to Get a Rep on our website.

  • 10 Oct 2010

    Our new documentary in development One Fine Line (directed by Jo-Anne Velin) has been selected to participate in the Sheffield Doc/Fest MeetMarket.

  • 5 Oct 2010

    We have just uploaded our latest music video - “Poetikal Refugee” by One S.P. and Dyems. The video was shot by Peter Gerard in Paris, Cannes and Edinburgh. One S.P.’s album “Réfugié Poétique” is now available.

  • 27 Sep 2010

    We will be speaking at FilmCamp at the Glasgow Film Theatre tomorrow. We look forward to meeting a lot of other interesting film-folks there.

  • 31 Aug 2010

    The Shutdown will screen in Berlin at Direktorenhaus on 16 September.

  • 9 Aug 2010

    The Shutdown received a Special Jury Mention at Dokufest in Kosovo last weekend.

  • 7 Aug 2010

    Our documentary in development Babel’s Market is due to be awarded a funding boost.

  • 25 Jul 2010

    “Flashing Lights” - the new short film by Sandro Sotirchos and co-produced by Accidental Media is now available online. Watch it in HD.

  • 21 Jul 2010

    The Shutdown will be screening in competition at Dokufest in Kosovo on 4 August.

  • 2 Jul 2010

    If you’re in Glasgow on Monday night (that’s the 5th of July), come along to the 13th Note and see The Shutdown as part of Initial Itch.

  • 1 Jul 2010

    The Shutdown is screening next week at the Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival in Portugal.

  • 29 Jun 2010

    The Shutdown will screen in New York City as part of the Rooftop Films “Industriance” screening this Friday 2 July.

  • 28 Jun 2010

    The Shutdown wins again!

    The Shutdown won Best Documentary Short at Palm Springs International Shortfest. See the coverage on The Wrap and on IndieWire.

  • 18 Jun 2010

    Tomorrow’s Fairground (directed by Peter Gerard) is screening next week at the Palace Film Festival in Balchik, Bulgaria.

  • 17 Jun 2010

    Last minute news - we have some films showing at the Leith Festival this week. The Shutdown is on tonight at 7:30pm and Tomorrow’s Fairground (directed by Peter Gerard) is screening on Sunday. Both screenings are at the Word of Mouth Cafe just off Leith Walk in Edinburgh.

  • The Shutdown will screen at the Palm Springs International ShortFest on the 23rd June.

  • 8 Jun 2010

    Fell, a short film by Peter Gerard, is now on FleetFlicks - watch and vote for it there.

  • 6 Jun 2010

    Motion/Static was selected to screen in Porto as part of the Best Shorts extension of the IndieLisboa Film Festival. 

  • 3 Jun 2010

    The Shutdown screens today at The Guardian Hay Festival.

  • 27 May 2010

    Fell - a short film by Peter Gerard - is finally available to watch online.

  • 24 May 2010

    Feature development grant from Scottish Screen

    Scottish Screen recently confirmed its investment in Accidental Media with a development grant for their proposed feature film ideas. Accidental Media’s team of writers (Alan Bissett, Peter Gerard and Adam Stafford) will work with Andy Green and London-based consultant Anita Lewton to develop highly innovative feature film treatments this summer.

    “We are determined to turn our skills and successes with short films and long-form documentaries towards innovative and original Scottish feature films,” says Andy Green. “We are blending our team’s originality with our deep market knowledge to successfully bring our feature film ideas to the international marketplace.”

  • Distribution deal for The Shutdown

    During the Cannes Film Festival, Accidental Media signed a distribution deal for its award-winning film “The Shutdown”. Hamburg-based Short Film Sales will handle global distribution for the film directed by Adam Stafford and written by Alan Bissett.

    Returning from Cannes, editor/producer Peter Gerard says, “We are thrilled to be working with a boutique short film distributor who hand picks the best 15-20 short films each year and brings them to a wider global audience.”

    Short Film Sales is already negotiating a broadcast sale in Portugal. “The Shutdown” recently won Best Short Doc at the prestigious San Francisco International Film Festival and will be screening in New York City, Vienna, Sydney and the Guardian Hay Festival in the next few weeks.

    Penned and narrated by successful author and playwright Alan Bissett, “The Shutdown” has been one of the most successful Scottish short films of the past year, sweeping up both the audience and jury prizes at the Jim Poole Awards in 2009 and earning a nomination for a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award in 2010. So far it has been selected for nearly 20 international festivals.

  • 19 May 2010

    The Shutdown is also in competition at the Vienna Independent Shorts festival, with a screening on 28th May.

  • The Shutdown will screen at The Guardian Hay Festival on 3rd June. The annual festival of literature and arts takes place in Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales.

  • 10 May 2010

    The Shutdown will be on in New York City as part of the Rooftop Films series on 2 July.

  • 8 May 2010

    Marché du FilmAccidental Media will again be in Cannes for the Marché du Film. Meet us between the 13th and 16th May.

  • 7 May 2010

    The Shutdown is showing on the 3rd and 12th of June at the Sydney Film Festival.

  • Winner at San Francisco International Film FestivalThe Shutdown won the Best Short Documentary Prize in the Golden Gate Awards at the San Francisco International Film Festival! Read the full coverage on Indiewire.

  • 26 Apr 2010

    Check out the Montage Film Podcast for an interview with Peter Gerard, director of Just to Get a Rep.

  • 19 Apr 2010

    Our IndieLisboa screenings have been announced. Motion/Static, directed by Peter Gerard, is in the Emerging Cinema section screening on the 26th and 29th April. The Shutdown, directed by Adam Stafford, is in the International Competition with screenings on the 24th and 29th. Adam will introduce the first screening and will be a guest DJ at one of the festival parties, so if you’re in Lisbon for the festival, look out for him.

  • 10 Apr 2010

    Screening dates for The Shutdown at RiverRun Film Festival in North Carolina have been announced: 17, 23, 24 & 25 April.

  • 25 Mar 2010

    Just to Get a Rep special edition DVD is now shipping

    Just to Get a Rep DVDThe Special Edition double-disc DVD of Just to Get a Rep - the definitive graffiti/hip-hop documentary - is a true collectors’ item, featuring slick packaging design and loads of bonus materials. It is finally available to order, exclusively from our website for only $19.99. Get your copy now.

  • 20 Mar 2010

    Fistful of Roses wins BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award

    BAFTA Scotland New Talent AwardsFistful of Roses - directed by Leo Bruges & produced by Peter Gerard - won the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for Best Factual. The film features an original score by Adam Stafford.

  • 19 Mar 2010

    Both Motion/Static and The Shutdown have been invited to screen at IndieLisboa Film Festival.

  • 18 Mar 2010

    The Shutdown will screen in competition at the prestigious Oberhausen Short Film Festival on 1 May.

  • 17 Mar 2010

    The Shutdown is in competition at San Francisco International Film Festival. It will screen on 25 April and 5 May.

  • 16 Mar 2010

    We have posted updates to the Babel’s Market blog. Read the latest news about our upcoming feature documentary and follow us on Facebook.

  • The Shutdown will screen in competition at RiverRun International Film Festival in Salem, North Carolina.

  • 15 Mar 2010

    The Shutdown will be screening at Dallas Film Festival on the 11th and 12th of April.

  • 10 Mar 2010

    Go Short Festival have announced their screening schedule. The Shutdown screens on 18, 19 and 20th March.

  • 3 Mar 2010

    Triple nominations at BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards

    BAFTA Scotland New Talent AwardsWe are very excited to announce our three BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award nominations. Both The Shutdown and Fistful of Roses are competing in the Factual category and the “Stand Off” music video for Le Reno Amps is up for the music video award. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 19 March in Glasgow.

  • 26 Feb 2010

    The Shutdown returns to the Netherlands in March for the Go Short Film Festival in Nijmegen.

  • 14 Feb 2010

    This week we will be in Berlin for the EFM/Berlinale. Get in touch if you would like to meet us.

  • 11 Feb 2010

    If you haven’t seen it already, check out our music video for “The Stand Off” by Le Reno Amps.

  • 9 Feb 2010

    The Shutdown has been selected for ZagrebDox documentary festival in Zagreb, Croatia (28 Feb - 7 Mar).

  • 3 Feb 2010

    The List has written a nice preview for our Shutdown event in Bo’ness, and The Skinny lists it as one of their top five February film events. Don’t miss it tomorrow night!

  • 14 Jan 2010

    New Yorkers: The Shutdown screens tonight at 6:30pm at Doctruck at Studio-X.

  • 7 Jan 2010

    “The Shutdown” special event in Bo’ness on 4th Feb

    Accidental Media presents a multimedia experience at the Bo’ness Hippodrome featuring Adam Stafford and Alan Bissett.

    Novelist and playwright Alan Bissett (‘Boyracers’) will read from his latest novel. 

    Filmmaker and musician Adam Stafford (front man of the band ‘Y’All is Fantasy Island’) will follow up with a live music set. 

    The evening will conclude with screenings of a selection of short films the pair have collaborated on, including their award-winning short ‘The Shutdown’ - a beautifully shot documentary in which Alan recalls the intense experience of growing up next to the Grangemouth petrochemicl plant and the harrowing experience of an explosion that temporarily deformed his father. The event will be followed by a Question and Answer session. 

    Come along on Thursday 4th February at 8.00pm to the Hippodrome in Bo’ness, Central Scotland. Click here for venue details and listings.

  • 25 Dec 2009

    The Shutdown screening in New York City

    The Shutdown will be part of the “Land and Noise, Space and Silence” program at Doctruck at Studio-X on Thursday January 14th at 6:30pm. If you’re in New York, don’t miss it.

  • 17 Dec 2009

    “Tomorrow’s Fairground” was on BBC iPlayer

    (no longer available)

  • 7 Dec 2009

    “Tomorrow’s Fairground”, the short documentary directed by Peter Gerard will be broadcast on BBC2 Scotland on 16 December at 23:20. The film was made for the Bridging the Gap scheme run by the Scottish Documentary Institute.

  • 3 Dec 2009

    Reviews pouring in for The Twilight Sad video

    The music video we produced for The Twilight Sad is already getting hyped: Stereogum, Pitchfork, Surfing on Steam, Strange Glue, Prefix, and plenty more. “Seven Years of Letters" is directed by Adam Stafford.

  • Pitchfork likes our Twilight Sad video
  • 2 Dec 2009

    An interview with Peter Gerard is featured in the latest issue of Scotcampus magazine, about the distribution of Just to Get a Rep. The magazine is available throughout Scotland in December.

  • 1 Dec 2009

    Accidental Media produced the latest music video for The Twilight Sad. The video is directed by Adam Stafford.

  • 17 Nov 2009

    IDFA screenings

    IDFAAnyone going to Amsterdam for IDFA, please come along to see our 2 films in competition:

    MOTION/STATIC (directed by Peter Gerard)
    Sun 22 Nov 19:45 Tuschinski 4 (world premiere)
    Mon 23 Nov 12:45 Munt 13 (industry)
    Wed 25 Nov 13:15 Munt 11
    Sat 28 Nov 19:45 Munt 10

    THE SHUTDOWN (directed by Adam Stafford & produced by Peter Gerard & Leo Bruges)
    Sat 21 Nov 16:15 Tuschinski 6
    Sun 22 Nov 22:45 Munt 13
    Mon 23 Nov 13:45 Munt 09
    Tue 24 Nov 16:30 Munt 12 (industry)

  • 8 Nov 2009

    The Shutdown cleans up at the Jim Poole Awards

    Our short doc “The Shutdown" won both the jury & audience prizes at the Jim Poole Awards in Edinburgh! Congrats to Adam Stafford (director), Alan Bissett (writer), Leo Bruges (cinematographer), Peter Gerard (producer).

  • 29 Oct 2009

    We have launched a new filmmaker’s blog for Babel’s Market - our new feature documentary in development directed by Tomás Sheridan.

  • The Shutdown has been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Jim Poole Award. Come to the awards ceremony at the Cameo Cinema in Edinburgh on Sunday 8th November at 1pm to see the film and vote for the audience award.

  • Peter Gerard is invited to participate as a guest panelist in the Independent Film Financing discussion at Dok Leipzig.

  • 18 Oct 2009

    The Shutdown will be featured in the Scottish Showcase at Encounters Short Film Festival on 20 November 2009.

  • 15 Oct 2009

    2 films invited to compete at IDFA

    IDFAMotion/Static - our new 16mm short documentary - will have its world premiere at IDFA in November. Both Motion/Static and The Shutdown will be among the 16 films in their short documentary competition.

  • 21 Sep 2009

    Today we launched new features for The D-Word - the online community for documentary professionals. Peter Gerard built The D-Word’s discussion platform and we have added new tools for sharing and promoting documentary films in production and for selling completed documentaries. Visit d-word.com

  • 17 Sep 2009

    Tomas Sheridan is one of the winners of the Engage pitch competition in Helsinki today. He is pitching his new documentary Babel’s Market, which will be directed by Tomas and produced by Peter Gerard.

  • 10 Sep 2009

    Just to Get a Rep is now available to download - pay what you want and watch it now
  • 10 Sep 2009

    Also online today - the new Kosmic Four / Cousin Cole music-video from Just to Get a Rep.

  • The first pitch-trailer for Babel’s Market is now online.

  • 3 Sep 2009

    We are shooting the new music video for The Twilight Sad this weekend. The clip will be directed by Adam Stafford and shot on 16mm by Leo Bruges. Produced and edited by Peter Gerard.

  • 2 Sep 2009

    The Shutdown will screen at the Chicago Underground Film Festival on Sunday 13 September.

  • 13 Aug 2009

    We are settling into our new Bristo Square premises in Edinburgh’s city centre at the heart of the Fringe festival chaos. Please get in touch if you would like to stop by for a cup of tea.

  • 7 Aug 2009

    Download our short documentary “Souvenirs”

    Now available in a full-quality download through Accidental Media distribution.

  • 4 Aug 2009

    Just to Get a Rep is available for download. Choose your price and download from our website.
  • 22 Jun 2009

    The Shutdown premiered to packed houses at Silverdocs and Edinburgh International Film Festival. The hype is building: The Skinny, DC Metblogs, Tweet 1, Tweet 2

  • 1 Jun 2009

    We have begun development and research shooting for Tomás Sheridan’s new feature documentary - Babel’s Market.

  • 22 May 2009

    Silverdocs Film FestivalThe Shutdown will be in the Sterling Shorts competition at Silverdocs this June.

  • 20 May 2009

    The Shutdown has been selected for competition Edinburgh International Film Festival at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. It is in the running for the Scottish Short Documentary Award. Our new documentary Motion/Static will also be featured in an industry-only screening.

  • 1 May 2009

    Marché du Cannes Accidental Media will be at the European Stand of the EU MEDIA Programme at the Marché du Film at the Festival de Cannes this month. Find Accidental Media on Cinando (requires log-in).

  • Lanterna Magicka will be included on the upcoming BFI release of Bill Douglas’s Comrades on DVD and Blu-Ray.

  • 25 Apr 2009

    Peter Gerard was recently interviewed about our educational project Edinburgh Bookshelf - a free searchable collection of books and pictures about Edinburgh’s history

  • 16 Apr 2009

    DfID announced an additional £9m funding for Mothers-to-be in Malawi, in part thanks to an Oxfam campaign. Accidental Media produced the video of Oxfam’s Pregnant Women Breakdancing stunt.

  • 11 Apr 2009

    Accidental Media produced videos about Scotland’s first Poverty Truth Commission - a unique and inspirational event held at Glasgow’s City Chambers.

  • 2 Apr 2009

    Just to Get a Rep will be broadcast on ABC2 (Australia) on Wednesday 8th April at 21:20.

    Anyone living down under, please tune in.

  • 20 Mar 2009

    Accidental Media produced a video of an Oxfam stunt in Paisley - pregnant women breakdancing to highlight the scandal that millions of women in poor countries and around the world aren’t getting the healthcare they need for a safe and healthy pregnancy. Read more on Oxfam’s website.

  • 15 Mar 2009

    Motion/Static (working title) - our short documentary proposal has been successfully commissioned for the Bridging the Gap funding scheme by Scottish Documentary Institute.

  • 1 Mar 2009

    We just wrapped the 16mm shoot for Fighting Talk.

  • 15 Feb 2009

    Just to Get a Rep will be broadcast on ABC2 (Australia) on Wednesday 8th April at 21:30.

  • 1 Feb 2009

    “Midfield Maestro” will be broadcast on BBC ALBA on Rapal (Channel 168 on Sky/Channel 110 on Freesat). It will be shown on Wednesday 4th Feb 2009 at 22:00 and repeated on Friday 6th Feb 2009 at 23:00.

  • 21 Jan 2009

    EFM Berlinale Find Accidental Media at the European Stand of the EU MEDIA Programme at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin 5-14 February.

  • 20 Jan 2009

    Accidental Media filmed a preview of Alan Bissett’s forthcoming “Times When I Bite”.

  • 9 Jan 2009

    Our 35mm music promo for There Will Be Fireworks will be aired on the BBC in February. You can also watch it here or in HD. Photographs from the shoot were recently published in Film Bang.

  • 1 Jan 2009

    Accidental Media has just moved into our new office in Glasgow. Drop in for a visit.

  • 5 Dec 2008

    We have begun shooting Motion/Static (working title). Check out some of the rushes from our 35mm hand-crank camera.

  • 30 Oct 2008

    Our Make Extreme Wealth History video has been invited to screen at the BeyondTV Festival in Wales this November.

  • 23 Oct 2008

    Motion/Static (working title) - our short documentary proposal has been shortlisted for the Bridging the Gap funding scheme by Scottish Documentary Institute. Motion/Static will be directed by Peter Gerard and shot by Leo Bruges.

  • 12 Oct 2008

    Tomás Sheridan’s short documentary - Archive of Dreams - won both the jury and audience prizes from the Jim Poole Award this year. The film was shot by Leo Bruges.

  • 22 Sep 2008

    We have just launched a viral video campaign called Make Extreme Wealth History - The poor of this world are the victims of an unfair distribution of wealth that is flaunted by obscenely overpaid celebrities.

  • 1 Sep 2008

    Just to Get a Rep DVD

    A DVD of Just to Get a Rep is now available in Japan. The NowOnDVD release features English with Japanese subtitles and several extended interviews.

    We are still working on a Special Edition DVD available in multiple languages with extended DVD extras. You can purchase the Japanese release now.

  • 26 Aug 2008

    We recently completed Common Wealth? - a short documentary about the impact and legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Glasgow’s East End. Commissioned by Faith in Community Scotland and Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector.

  • 14 Jul 2008

    Peter Gerard is awarded “Best Collaborator” at the Documentary in Europe pitching forum.

  • 1 Jul 2008

    Fistful of Roses was selected to pitch in the Documentary in Europe pitching forum in Bardonecchia, Italy.

  • 13 Jun 2008

    Photos from our Barra 35mm shoot are now online.

    Photos from our Barra 35mm shoot are now online.

  • Watch Banjo Cycler in HD. I guarantee you’ll love it.

  • 3 Jun 2008

    We have begun production of a music promo for There Will Be Fireworks shot on 35mm in the Outer Hebrides.

  • 22 May 2008

    Ben Tibbetts recently unveiled his "Chicken Stripper Wheel Play Piano" at the Biennale de l’Habitat Durable in Grenoble.

    Ben Tibbetts recently unveiled his “Chicken Stripper Wheel Play Piano” at the Biennale de l’Habitat Durable in Grenoble.

  • 1 Apr 2008

    RealScreen Magazine featured Just to Get a Rep in their MipTV special this year:

    Like so much of street culture, tagging and graffiti is viewed as a nuisance and a problem to outsiders. Art to some and a misdemeanor to others, graffiti is inextricably linked to hip-hop and the neglected youths who have grown up in poor neighborhoods all over the US.

    It's a form of expression with a long history. Street kids began tagging New York City trains over 30 years ago, both as a way of expressing themselves and marking their territories. Those early manifestations of the craft have given birth to a culture based (at least within itself) on respect and camaraderie, and the desire to create something better in an otherwise barren landscape.

    Just to Get a Rep explores the relationship of graffiti to both mainstream and counter culture, with tales told by the people who were there at the beginning and those who continue their tradition today.

    See it in the magazine here

  • 3 Jan 2008

    We’ve just uploaded some classics from Nicholas Soldan’s film archive: Home, Check One Voice, One>Zero and Monster Bikes. You can watch the videos online now.

  • 20 Dec 2007

    Watch our latest storytelling videos: “I’m not a deer” and the Word and the Name

  • 2 Nov 2007

    I don’t want to be your friend has been selected for broadcast on Current TV.

  • 1 Nov 2007

    Eat Songs will be pitched at IDFA 2007.

  • 30 Jan 2007

    Just to Get a Rep was recently reviewed in the French national newspaper Le Monde. Read the extract online.

    There was also a review in Télérama Magazine. When I've managed to get translations, I'll post them here.

  • 14 Jan 2007

    The first TV screenings of the new Just to Get a Rep will be on French Television this week. If you're in France, tune into France Ô (RFO):

    • Thursday 18 Jan at 20:45 PM
    • Friday 19 Jan at 16:15 PM
    • Saturday 20 Jan at 14:30 PM

    I believe it will also be screened in French Overseas Territories, so check your local listings if you live in Guadeloupe, Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Reunion, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis or Futuna.

  • 6 May 2006


    We can now confirm that Just to Get a Rep will screen at the ENDtoEND Film Festival in Hamburg in June.

  • 2 Mar 2006

    Ninth Street, Columbia, Missouri

    See last Thursday's Missourian for the latest review of Just to Get a Rep, which sold out at the True/False Film Festival last week. Taking over Columbia, Missouri for one rocking weekend each February, True/False is quickly becoming a festival to be reckoned with.

    Listen to an interview with director Peter Gerard on KBXR Radio.

    And if you're in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow, go see Just to Get a Rep at Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art & Design. More details here

  • 15 Feb 2006

    Just to Get a Rep has upcoming screenings in Columbia, Missouri; Columbus, Ohio; Atlanta, Georgia; and Perth, Australia. Also, check out the latest article on Just to Get a Rep - the cover feature in this week's Move magazine, gearing up for the Columbia screening at True/False Film Festival on 23 February.

  • 15 Sep 2005

    We have just learned that Just to Get a Rep will open the Vancouver International Hip-Hop Film Festival. If you're in Vancouver and you happen to be reading this post today (15 Sep 2005), then go down to VideoMonster tonight at 6:00pm.

  • 28 Aug 2005

    We are proud to announce Just to Get a Rep's first midwest screening at Kansas International Film Festival on Wed 14 September. The film was originally inspired by Paint Louis, the graffiti festival in St. Louis, Missouri. We hope that some of the filmmakers will be present at the screening.

  • 29 Jun 2005

    Just to Get a Rep will premier in the USA this Summer with a screening in Washington DC in July followed by the Kansas Film Festival in September.

  • 10 Jan 2005

    Just to Get a Rep will screen at Adelaide Film Festival in February.

  • 6 Sep 2004

    Just to Get a Rep will screen at Calgary International Film Festival in September and CPH:DOX in November.

  • 20 Aug 2004

    Peter Gerard was interviewed in Fest Newspaper.

  • 19 Aug 2004

    The List Magazine calls Just to Get a Rep “Truly Amazing” ahead of its premiere in Edinburgh.

  • 1 Aug 2004

    Just to Get a Rep will premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival as part of the Mirrorball programme on 22 August.

  • 16 Aug 2001

    Read the Tribune's coverage of the upcoming second annual Bargain Basement Film Festival.

  • 24 Aug 2000

    Aaron Davis and Peter Gerard were interviewed in the Columbia Tribune in conjunction with the fist annual Bargain Basement Film Festival.

  • 17 Aug 2000

    Bargain Basement Film Festival is featured in The Missourian newspaper with an interview with Peter Gerard and Aaron Davis.

  • 1 Jun 2000

    Out of Breath won both “Favorite Film” and “Favorite Documentary” at Portland’s SOFA Festival.