Tapes From The Revolutionary


Sixteen minute experimental documentary created with participatory led footage.

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.


“Total understated genius.” Sarah Bex Rice
F E A T U R E D Short at Indie Street : Review

“Watching two men struggle to have control, to find meaning, and to create art feels like a mirror back on anyone who struggles to create in a world where they have little control. This documentary has a real power in the un-actualized nature of it’s original intention. Perhaps in the un-actualized nature of both the subject and the filmmaker we can learn something about how we approach our lives.” ~Kurt Shrader 

“A fantastic film; engaging and funny.” ~Lars Johnson

Broadcasted on Dutch National Television, In Association with Breaking Ground. November, 2015.

S T R E A M E D at Doc Alliance Films.

W I N N E R –  IdeasTap Graduate Award : Short Film 2015, in association with BAFTA.

W I N N E R – DOCfeed: Best International Short Documentary Film Award, 2016.

W I N N E R – Hammerbrook Film Festival 2015 Grand Prix.

W I N N E R – Silveron International Film Festival ‘Best Documentary’ 2016.

W I N N E R – Audience Award at Edinburgh College of Art 2014 Graduate Filmhouse screening.

A W A R D E D – Helen A. Rose Bequest, for Distinguished final year work by University Of Edinburgh. June 2014.

CHANNEL 4 Award for Innovation in Storytelling.

S H O R T L I S T E D –  THE SKINNY Short Film Competition 2015.

S H O R T L I S T E D – Ickle Film Festival Judges Award 2015.

S H O R T L I S T E D – ‘Best Of The Fest’ Greenhorn Short Film Festival Award 2015.

S C R E E N I N G at;

Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow, UK, 2015.
Speakeasy Cinema Screenings, Melbourne, Australia, 2015.
The Skinny Film Competition Showcase, Edinburgh, UK, 2015.
Edinburgh Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh, UK, 2014.
Here + Now Film Showcase, Edinburgh, UK, 2015.
Ickle Film Festival, Dundee, UK, 2015.
Festival Filmes Sobre Arte Portugal, Portugal, 2015. [OPENING FILM]
Inverness Film Festival, Inverness, UK, 2015.
Greenhorn Short Film Festival, London, UK, 2015.
Exploding Cinema, London, UK, 2015.
Hammerbrook Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany, 2015.
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.
Short Circuit Shorts, Brighton, UK, 2016.
Early Bird International Student Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016.

Made in 2014.



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