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Winner of the Bruce Millar Award, True Value is a dark crime film which begs the question:
hat is more acceptable? Financial gain through sex or violence?

A tenacious university student fights to keep her head above water financially with her unusual part-time job. Two worlds collide when Carrie meets her tightly wound client Regis - and the results could be deadly.
True Value features a highly talented cast formed of Red Madrell and Stephen McCole, supported by graduating students from acclaimed drama school, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD).
Scottish New Talent BAFTA Award-Winning Director of Photography Alan McLaughlin shot the film and it was directed and produced by award-winning Alix Austin.
(c) Sam Armstrong


Red Madrell - Kidulthood, Skins, Cucumber

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(c) Louise Brown

Mr. Regis

Stephen McCole - Barney Thompson, Rushmore, Merlin

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Alix Austin


Alix Austin



Keir Siewert



Erin McGill


Associate Producer:

Lauren Lamarr


Executive Producer:

Christine Cheung



Keir Siewert



Jessica Jones



Alix Austin



Script Supervisor:

Andrew Watson


Production Designer:

Tatjana Fraser


Sound Recordist:

David McKeitch


Hair and Make-Up:

Lesley MacAlister


Floor Runner:

Joel Gutteridge


Floor Runner:

Connor Wilson


Stunt Driver:

Peter van der Watt


Behind the Scenes:

Connor Wilson




Director of Photography:

Alan McLaughlin


1st Assistant Director:

Tessa Galli-Heckmann


1st AC:

Nick Biarese


2nd AC:

Beth Woodruff



Fraser Stephen


Key Grip:

Andrew Hale


Sound Mixer & Designer:

Michael Chubb



Rachel Ruddick

Chloe-Ann Tylor as Stacey

(c) Tunji Lucas
(c) Phil Sharp


Director & Producer

Alix conceived True Value from start to finish and successfully pitched to the Bruce Millar Trust, who subsequently awarded the project with a significant amount of funding.

True Value is Alix's first funded short, and the sixth short film that she's directed.

The project was shot in Glasgow, Scotland in January 2016, with most of the cast and crew talent being locally sourced and the overall Budget totalling at £9'000.

Writer & Editor

Keir is a British/American all-round filmmaker and has written and directed numerous shorts including Best Film winning 'JC's Honeytrap' at the London 48hr Film Project, as well as winning Best Editing for '#conniesflat'.

He is a freelance filmmaker and has directed, shot and edited over 100 music videos under the banner of Breaking Point Flix.

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Director of Photography

Alan C McLaughlin (also known as Alan McLaughlin) is a Scottish Director of Photography. He is perhaps best known for his work on the film Lost Serenity which earned him the Best Director of Photography accolade at the 2013 British Academy Film and Television Awards Scotland New Talent Awards.

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, he continues to live in Scotland whilst consistently working abroad.


Jessica is a BAFTA award winning ​composer for film and television based in London. She is classically trained as a violinist and pianist with an undergraduate degree in composition from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a Masters from the National Film and Television School.


In 2013 she won the BAFTA Scotland New Talent award for best original music for her score to short film 'Hannah' which went on to win the Royal Television Society award and Student Television award for best undergraduate fiction​.

LAUREN LAMARR - Associate Producer

Lauren has worked extensively within the Independent film community in Scotland, producing numerous short films and two micro-budget feature films, whilst also working within the mainstream industry in production teams for noted companies such as The Comedy Unit, Shed Media, Minnow Films ,The Foundation TV, and STV Creative.  Most recently Lauren joined Blazing Griffin as Associate Producer. 


The first of the two micro-budget feature’s, 'Where Do We Go From Here?' from Worrying Drake Productions, is currently touring the festival circuit worldwide, and has already picked up 8 nominations and 3 wins at the Sydney Indie Film Festival in 2015, including Best Film.  Further to this, short film 'HOLE' starring James Cosmo, on which Lauren collaborated with Blazing Griffin, has also picked up numerous nominations and has most recently won The British Lion award, for best achievement on a low budget, at the British Independent Film Festival. 

CHRISTINE CHEUNG Executive Producer

Christine started her career at the BBC and co-founded Tread Softly Films.

Christine completed her first feature film LOVELORN, with writer/director Becky Preston. The film went on to win 29 international awards and released through FilmWorks Entertainment. Christine is an alumni on a number of industry backed programmes; Creative England’s Talent Centre, the NETWORK where she was mentored by Tristan Goligher

(the Bureau Film Company), BFI’s Think-Shoot-Distribute, Edinburgh International Film Festival’s Talent Lab, Sky and Loco’s mentoring programme where she was mentored by Ben Boyer (Sky Comedy).


Christine has also been a panel speaker on events including the BAFTA Rushes, Open City Doc Festival, Birds Eye View Film Festival and the London Film Academy. 

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