Filmmaker Kevin wins Scottish BAFTA award

A still from the film
A still from the film

A talented student’s filmmaking skills scooped a Scottish BAFTA at a glittering event in Glasgow’s Arches venue last week.

Kevin Walls (25), from Kirkintilloch, heard he had been nominated a few weeks ago, but didn’t know about his success until his name was read out at the ceremony.

He won the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for his sound design work on his own film, entitled ‘Identical’, which he directed and wrote as part of his Masters project at the Glasgow School of Art.

Scenes from the film will seem familiar to Herald readers, as parts were shot in Kirkintilloch - including Cafe D’nisi.

Kevin, who previously volunteered for Cue and Review in Bishopbriggs, is just finishing off his university career and is working part-time at Summerlee Heritage Centre, in Coatbridge.

He was thrilled with his win, but says he’s not letting success go to his head.

He told the Herald: ‘‘I’m working on a couple of films and in sound design and will keep going. I’d like to work my way into feature films, but I am happy with what I am doing for now. There are a couple of things in the pipeline.’’

You can watch Kevin’s award-winning work at