Key Creatives

Writers – James McCreadie & Debbie May


James began writing in 1996, selling his first co-written script, unrepresented, to BBC Scotland. As a direct result, James was invited to join the writing team for ‘River City’ where he spent 51/2 years. During this time he started writing alongside his wife, Debbie and, while they either worked together or separately on shows such as 'Doctors' and 'Fair City,' they have found themselves gravitating towards their preferred medium, film and it was the big budget action script, 'Insodus,' which, in 2012, saw them being signed by agents in London, and with the world famous Creative Artists Agency in LA. Since penning 'Fast Romance,' they have had their short film 'Crime,' produced, as well as their second feature, 'Train Set, co-written with the director. They have just sold a third movie script, 'Numbers Up,' which is slated to go into production in 2018.


Director – Carter Ferguson

Carter has worked professionally in theatre, film and television since 1995. In the past 23 years he has directed over 650 fight sequences in his role as a fight director working alongside James Nesbitt, Minnie Driver, Kevin McKidd, Jason Isaacs and many more. He appeared as an actor in nearly 100 episodes of BBC Scotland’s River City, and has designed nearly 70 theatre and film productions. In 2008 Carter made the decision to begin shifting his career towards directing and producing films.

Producer - Amanda Verlaque

Amanda has worked as a script reader, script editor, storyliner and producer for BBC NI and BBC Scotland as well as Waddell Media, Magma Films, TG4 and Stirling Film and Television. Her credits include the multi-award winning and BAFTA nominated BBC One drama Holy Cross, written by Terry Cafolla and she was part of the Scottish BAFTA nominated River City team. Before joining the industry in 1999, she was an arts and entertainment journalist and has also co-edited Lurgan Champagne and Other Tales: Real-life Stories from Northern Ireland.

Director of Photography – Ross Gerry

Ross has been working with Ickleflix since its inception, providing Technical expertise and a keen visual sense based on over 25 years of working with lights and cameras. His experience is in bringing to life beautiful Vistas and intimate scenes from live concerts to corporate events, branding promotions for large companies to lighting major political leaders and some of the most important sporting events and announcements in Scotland. In the field of live music he has faced the challenges of lighting and filming orchestras and some of the biggest bands at “T in the Park”, which is one of the UK’s largest music festivals.

Composers – Stephen Wright, Nigel Dunn & Gordon Dougall

Moonglass Music is a company comprising of 3 highly talented composers who specialise in creating evocative and distinctive soundtracks for film, television and theatre. Stephen Wright, Nigel Dunn and Gordon Dougall each have extensive experience in a wide variety of different musical styles enabling them to provide an extraordinarily eclectic range of original works. Our current projects include the feature film “Fast Romance”, the animated TV series “Bonga” and Jigsaw Productions forthcoming feature film.

Directed By
Carter Ferguson

Written By
Debbie May And James Mccreadie

Amanda Verlaque

Director Of Photography
Ross Gerry

First Assistant Director
Majella Mcneaney
Third Assistant Director
Antony C. White
First Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
Antony C. White

Music Composed And Conducted By
Gordon Dougall
Nigel Dunn &
Stephen Wright @ Moonglass Music

Lead Editor (Assembly)
Fiona Cairns
Derek Aire
Additional Editing By
Carter Ferguson
Ian Ballantyne @ Arc
Cgi/Credits Work By
Blackstone AV

Makeup Designer
Natalie Todman
Make Up Artist
Doone Forsyth
Assistant Makeup Artists
Julie Mackay
Rachael Napier
Natalie Pacini
Nina Blake
Lisa Campbell
Ashley Higgins
Hair Stylist
Paolo Andreuccetti

Art Direction
Craig Reid
Assistant Set Decorator
Linsey Johnstone
Prop Maker And Graphics
Craig Reid @ Culturalengineering
Additional Graphics
Source Design (Scotland) Ltd.
Medical Prop Provision
Stefania Swiatek
Master Carpenter
Mike Dorrance
Carpenter Daily
Jordan R. A. Mills

Sound Design
Jack Coghill

Dubbing Mixer
Paul Wilson @ The Digital Design Studio

Location Sound Mixer
Jack Coghill
Sound Operator Daily
Omar Aborida
Sound Operator Daily
Paul Verlaque
Sound Operator Daily
Bevis Evans Teush

Special Effects
Hands On Production Services
Perry Costello

Aircraft Provision
Loch Lomond Seaplanes

Camera Operator
Ross Gerry
Additional Camera Operators
Derek Aire
Matt Craig
David Hutchison
Camera Assistant Daily
Paul Verlaque
Camera Equipment

Stills Photographer
Iain G. Farrell
Additional Stills Photographers
Stephen Robinson
Ian Mcfadyen

Costume Designer
Sarah Michael
Costume Assistants
Lorne Bruce
Tracy Butler
Jill Dibben
Suzanne Runciman

Music Supervisors
Nigel Dunn
Stephen Wright

Guest Saxophonist
Colin Tully

Picture Car Co-Ordinator
Ronnie Morrison
Police Motorcycle Provision
Alex Martin

Elizabeth & Kayleigh Mcdougall
Maura Mcsorley @ Unity Enterprise

Unit Publicity
Amanda Verlaque
Product Placement Assistant
Louise Devlin
Funding Consultant
Coleen Willoughby
Festival Funding Co-Ordinator
Amanda Verlaque

Owner/ Handlers With Animactors
Suzanne Daly With Kitty
Mrs D Moore With Georgia And Lily
Isobel Glass With Nikki And Amber

Location Manager
Gerald ‘G’ Mcdermott

Lawrence Crawford
Toni Frutin
Sam Heughan
Derek Munn
Lynne Mckelvey
Fraser Macleod
Abbie Wallace

Cannes 2010 Financier
John Hamilton
Berlin 2010 Financiers
Glasgow Taxis Ltd.
Glasgow Film Office
Post-Production Financier
Douglas Young

Ella Prince
Skiing Co-Ordinator
Campbell Orr
Patrick James Stephens
Legal Services
Richard Findlay &
Peter Alderdice Of
Tods Murray Llp Solicitors

Associate Producers
Iain G. Farrell
Ross Gerry
Alasdair Mcdougall

Executive Producer
Carter Ferguson