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Tubgate: Cunningham's Scrap

Welcome to the fictional Scottish town of Tubgate: where the competent flee to the cities each day, the fraud investigators are exhausted and the peculiar underworld grabs people in its path.

  • Fraser Murdoch
  • Fraser Murdoch
  • Scott James Kyle
  • Scott James Kyle
    Key Cast
    "Bab Cunningham"
    Outlander, Kajaki / Kilo Two Bravo, The Angels' Share
  • Rehanna MacDonald
    Key Cast
    "Troopti Palmer"
  • Gregor Firth
    Key Cast
    "Benjy McGlynn"
    Outlander, Shetland
  • Fraser Murdoch
  • John Fairfield
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Independent
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • World of Film: International Festival Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    October 6, 2018
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Global Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 30, 2018
    Best Animation - July
  • Two Rivers Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 14, 2018
    Official Selection
  • ReadingFilmFEST
    Reading, PA
    United States
    November 1, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Ironstar Summer Shorts
    United Kingdom
  • European Independent Film Award

    Official Selection
  • LA Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection - September 2018
  • Hollywood Film Competition
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • The Short Film Show
    United Kingdom
Director Biography - Fraser Murdoch

Beginning directing with the student film "My City" (2012) starring Brian Cox (Troy, Churchill) Murdoch has since worked in visual effects for productions nominated and winning at the likes of BAFTA Scotland 2016 and 2017 and the Golden Globes 2016 (Outlander) whilst developing his own productions.

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Director Statement

I personally welcome you to Tubgate!

"Tubgate: Cunningham's Scrap" is approached as a scene from a proposed episodic series while working as a short film piece. The intended feeling is of it being shot and edited akin to a television production - but, in a digital animation medium.

The building of character and world in this short were equally important.

Alternate cuts of different runtimes are available here:
10 minutes: www.vimeo.com/fmurdoch/tubgate101alt1 (Password: Bab)
6 minutes: www.vimeo.com/fmurdoch/tubgate101alt2 (Password: Bab)