A new non-profit production company is aiming to tap into the UK’s £2 billion film industry.
Crow House Projects is a community interest company that aims to build a filmmaking network in the North-east.
The venture aims to work with local talent, from directors, actors and photographers to make-up artists, to help create opportunities within the industry while attracting top professionals to the area.
At the centre of the company are Aberdonians Daniel Cowie, 31, Rory Holwerda, 32, Jamie Sundance, 26, and Nicci Thompson, 28, who all share a passion for the film industry.
Nicci, who graduated from the New York Film Academy in LA, said: “There is a lot of talent in the North-east but there are very little opportunities.
“Crow House is built to showcase the North-east talent and culture on a global festival circuit.
“What we want to do is build an industry here and keep North-east talent in the region.
“We want to utilise the talent we have here to come together in making quality film projects that give everyone credits and experience in their chosen interest.
“We have been working with students from North East Scotland College, Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen to give them more opportunities.
“They have already produced four music videos for the Little Kicks and we have other exciting projects in the pipeline.”
Jamie said: “There is a big need for this in the North-east particularly with the current climate. We are trying to get more investment in the area.
“Around £2bn was spent last year in the film industry in the UK and Scotland didn’t really see any of that.
“We want to bring some of that to the North-east and it is 100% viable.”