About Dec Gallacher

Dec Gallacher

Dec’s films often take realistic characters and puts them in unreal situations, but mostly he’s just infatuated with the bold and the beautiful. In his films he adds spice and energy to the often bleakly portrayed north of the country, twisting typical folk and simple residential and rural areas to create intriguing and exciting narratives. You’ll catch him mostly writing, developing ideas, or swotting up on practical and theoretical film theory (if he’s not watching his self-prescribed minimum daily dose of film). His goal for the future is to make a great low budget feature once he’s built up a big enough network and experience base. Beyond that, he wants to contribute to the development of film language by adding experimental techniques to conventional narratives (or vice versa!). So for now, he’s sucking in any knowledge, information, and contacts he can get his grubby hands on.

Website: dec.gallacher
Twitter: IAmTheDuck

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NFTS and future projects

A couple of weeks ago I took a trip down to the sunnier half of the country to check out the amazing National Film and Television School general open day. Being that it’s the most prestigious film school in the UK, and considered to be one of the best in the world, I was surprised to find how accessible and down to earth the whole institution is. Needless to say I was impressed by what … Continue reading

Filmworks reflection

Our ultimate session in Bristol brought things in full circle, tying the whole Filmworks scheme together. After our 6 weeks of getting to know other FWers and guests, and exposing our projects for scrutiny, I genuinely have more of an understanding of my position in the industry. Really looking forward to see what other opportunities come from this. Here’s to a productive and prosperous 2013.

The best thing about Filmworks so far…

…is going over my story over and over and over again to so many different people. On top of opening it up to logical scrutiny, I’m given the best chance to judge people’s receptiveness to certain ideas in an informal pitch setting. This is awesome because I’m no longer just a guy with a few ideas and a lot of motivation; I can now prattle on about it to anyone, and I pretty much know … Continue reading

A late start…

A start nonetheless. After the first session I promised myself I’d make an effort to start this blogging thing with great fervour; it’s funny how fast time can fly when you unconsciously put something off. Anyway, here we are, second session gone, and here begins an attempt at finding the middle ground between self-indulgent ramblings, and relevant content which may also benefit my peers. Talking of my peers, it’s great to see so many different types of … Continue reading