Accidental Media

Accidental Media (founded by Peter Gerard) produced films from 1999 to 2012.

The Shutdown

An explosion at one of Europe’s largest petrochemical plants disfigures a young boy’s father.

  • Vimeo Staff Pick
  • Jim Poole Scottish Short Film Jury Award
  • Jim Poole Scottish Short Film Audience Award
  • Best Short Doc at Palm Springs Shortfest
  • Best Short Doc at San Francisco IFF
  • Special Jury Mention at Dokufest Kosovo
  • Best International Film at Belo Horizonte ISFF
  • Grand Jury Prize at Premiers Plans Festival d’Angers
  • Marin County International Festival Jury Prize
  • Nominations: BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Short Film & BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award
  • TV Broadcast sales: ARTE & Portugal TV
  • Dozens of festivals, including premieres at Silverdocs and Edinburgh

Fistful of Roses

Trapped by the darkness of his own imagination, an Edinburgh rose-seller battles the dangers of the night.

  • Winner of BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award
  • Doc in Europe Pitch 2008


A childhood dream of travelling funfairs dances with the reality of a family manufacturing thrill-rides and their life on the road.

  • World Premiere: IDFA 2009
  • Bridging the Gap documentary supported by Scottish Documentary Institute, Scottish Screen, BBC (BBC Broadcast version: “Tomorrow’s Fairground”)


One month into her relationship with Liam, Nita finds she is pregnant; she decides to keep the baby in spite of Liam’s requests for an abortion.

  • Current TV broadcast commission 2011
  • London Short Film Festival 2013

Just to Get a Rep

Before hip-hop there was graffiti - the definitive story

  • Featured in Hulu Movies marquee
  • “Truly Amazing”—The List Magazine
  • “artfully shot … captures the diversity and texture of the international graffiti and hip-hop movements”—The Missourian
  • TV Broadcast on France Ô, ABC2 Australia. Also in Russia and Baltic regions
  • DVD sales by Now/On (Japan) and Guerilla Films (UK)
  • Festivals: Edinburgh, Calgary, CPH:Dox, Adelaide, Kansas, Vancouver, etc.

The Twilight Sad
“Seven Years of Letters”

Music video from the album 'Forget the Night Ahead'

Make Extreme Wealth History

If you want to make a difference, prepare to change your lifestyle.

Not My Kinda Space

Comedy rant about the myspace generation.

  • Broadcast on Current TV (UK & Italy) 2007
  • “Amusing” — TV Casserole

Lanterna Magicka
Bill Douglas & the Secret History of Cinema

An exploration of Bill Douglas's poetic vision expressed in Comrades.

  • Included on the BFI release of Bill Douglas’s Comrades on DVD and Blu-Ray.


Documentary about home and sense of place in several European countries.

  • Winner of the BAFTA Scotland award for best student documentary.

Check One Voice

Independent musicians in Edinburgh make their voices heard.

  • Featuring ONE SP & others


A lumberjack finds himself in a strange city struggling with the clash of architectural heritage and modern expansion.

  • Student film made at Edinburgh Napier University in 2003

Outer Hebridean Ice Cream Adventure

Bicycles, windy Scottish islands, and copious amounts of delicious hand-cranked ice cream.

  • A short travel film featuring original music and ice cream recipes.

Asazi Space Funk Explosion

Live concert videos of Asazi Space Funk Explosion.

  • Featuring Asazi, Burning Dog & more

Out of Breath

A description of late-nineties teenage life.

  • Winner: Favorite Documentary - SOFA Film Festival, Oregon 2000
  • Made while high school students in Columbia, Missouri.

Common Wealth?
East End hopes & fears for the 2014 Games

How do people in Glasgow’s Inner East End feel about the upcoming 2014 Commonwealth Games?

  • Commissioned by the Church of Scotland

There Will Be Fireworks
“Midfield Maestro”

35mm music video filmed in the Outer Hebrides.

  • Broadcast on BBC ALBA.