ReelScotland Blethers: Episode 17 – Matt Palmer on Calibre

Jonathan Melville 1 July, 2018 0

This week I’ve been at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, seeing as many new films as possible and catching up with some of the filmmakers who are in town.

One of the first films I saw was a new thriller set in Scotland, Calibre, directed by Matt Palmer, someone well known to horror film fans in Edinburgh and Glasgow as being the man behind the All Night Horror Madness events at the Cameo and Grosvenor cinemas.

I’ve been attending the event since 2011, and I first spoke to Matt for ReelScotland back then.

Now Matt is writing and directing the films rather than screening them, and Calibre is a tense trip into the Scottish Highlands starring Jack Lowden and Martin Mcann as two friends who decide go hunting, only to find things taking a turn for the worse.

It’s been great to see Matt reach this point, and I suspect he’ll be going onto much bigger things in the coming year as Calibre impresses audiences around the globe.

Here’s my blether with Matt – apologies for any background noise, but we recorded this in a busy Festival venue, hopefully it adds a bit of atmosphere.

The episode is also on YouTube.