Austen McCowan

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I’m a Scottish BAFTA winning documentary filmmaker from Scotland who recently moved to Nelson. I co-founded production company, Melt the Fly where I’ve been producing, directing and shooting films for the past 5 years. My films have been supported by the BBC, Screen Scotland and the Scottish Documentary Institute among others, and have been selected and won awards at film festivals around the world.


Long Live My Happy Head (2022) | 89’ documentary | Producer / Co-director

Harmonic Spectrum (2021) | 17’ documentary | Co-producer / Co-director

Sink or Skim (2019) | 29’ documentary | Co-producer / Co-director /

Instruments in the Architecture (2019) | 14’ documentary | Co-producer / Co-director / Editor

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