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David Graham Scott is a controversial documentary filmmaker from the Scottish Highlands. His highly authored films are unique visions of the world he inhabits and the offbeat characters he encounters.

David Graham ScottHe has experience in directing, pitching new ideas, researching and camera operation. He is also a trained film archivist and a university graduate in Film Theory/Art History.

David has worked on hard-hitting projects including The End of the Game, Detox or Die and Iboga Nights. His films have aired across the BBC at both local (BBC Scotland) and national (network) level and gained numerous awards over the years.

Here you can find links to David’s professional work and ways to connect with him.

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  1. DEAR MR GRAHAM,IM CURRENTLY A MORPHINE ADDICT,I HAVE BEEN FOR 7YRS,IM 25 AND STARTED TAKING MORPHINE AS AWAY TO GET OFF HEROIN AND METHADONE,I BUY 20 MST SLOW RELEASE MORPHINE OFF A M8,I STOPPED THE HEROIN BECAUSE IT JUST GOT TO MUCH HASSLE AND RISK PLUS I WORK ALOT,WHEN I WENT TO METHADONE IT WAS JUST AS BAD IF NOT WORSE AS I WAS ASKED TO TO CHEMIST EACH DAY AND BECAUSE I WORKED DIFFRENT PLACES ALLOVER CUMBRIA AND SCOTLAND IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO NO WHERE I WAS GOING TO BE,ALSO NOW WHEN YOU START A COURSE THEY DONT GIVE YOU THE WEEK SURPLY,ANYWAY IM GLAD TO BE OFF IT.IM ON 2 TABLETS 60MG MST WHICH DOESNT DO ANYTHING FOR ME AND IS JUST A BURDEN,I AM DESPERATE TO COME OFF.I WATCHED YOUR BRILLIANT DOCU,AND WOULD LOVE TO TRY THAT MYSELF,ALSO I WOULD LIKE ANY INFOMATION YOU COULD SURGEST,AS YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH AND NO WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE AN ADDICT,PLEASE TAKE THE TIME AND IF COULD EMAIL ME WITH SOME ADVICE.CHEERS WARREN.

  2. Saw your film detox or die used it as training material when working with people doing a communityt based court order in ordeer to see that you can over come an addiction also used the digger as they all could relate to it keep up your good work you are an insperation to these people showing them that things can change

  3. Dear David,

    I hope you are well.

    I recently watched your Heroin Story documentary and I was wondering if you would interested in doing a documentary about mental health problems which affect everyday people, myself included. I have tried so many ways to get help but there isn’t really any out there despite what the NHS and certain websites say. I just think if someone real (not a Stephen Fry type) was to bring this issue to the fore that might help so many who are in despriate need. I have been suffering for 11 years since I was 14 and all I get from the doctors and GPs is I have depression which I know from my own research that it is more complex than “just depression”…..anyway please let me know if this something you are interested in, and we can talk further.

    Kind Regards,
    Joanna

    1. Many thanks for your comment and aplogies for the late reply. I’m interested in issues around mental health for sure. It’s just got incredibly difficult to get funding for anything. I don’t like the Stephen Fry stuff either. Get me on Facebook….link is on this site. DGS x

  4. I really like this blog! Great being able to relate to other film makers! Do check out mine if you have the time.. I have only just created it though so content is limited, Keep it going!

  5. Bless you, David – just came across your magnificent foray into wanting so desperately to leave ‘your twilight zone’ – and your poetic homage to your Ma – YOU have ‘reached’ me and lit my abyss of hopelessness – again – and with such tenderness – your eyes – most particularly without opiates – are literally candles of clarity and beauty.

  6. Hi there david ive just finished watching your documentary ( detox or die) which was really hard hitting i was with you on that whole journey. The reason i am trying to contact you david is i have been online over the last month and doing as much research into the iboga (ibogaine) as i can you see im 36 years old now and currently on a methadone script and im at the end of my tether and soo depressed with it im just desperate to get my life back but i couldnt afford to go to the fancy resorts in mexico and africa, so i thought i could purchase the ibogaine and do it at home in a safe enviroment with a sitter with me for the duration as i trust him and he,s not an addict. But after seeing this film i was wondering if you could help me please as i would be interested in going to london and doing it the way you done it the guy seems reputable and trustworthy so is there any way you could pass me on the guy from londons e-mail or contact number please david as i have tried everything else you know to try and get my life back. Yours sincerley friend, Mark from Bonnie Scotland

    1. The issue with ibogaine in the UK now is that it’s illegal I’m afraid. The Psychoactives Act has ended all that. Find me on Facebook if you want to chat more. Sorry again for late reply.

  7. Hi my name is Tina and I’m a heroin user and desperatly unhappy iv watched you re films an can relate so much to everything I feel like there’s something missing in my life and getting clean only makes my depression worse they put me on suboxone which made my depression worse iv been researching the ibogaine treatment a would like some guidence please consider replying as I have a ten year old child and that’s all I live for but I’ve no desire for life Thanks again Tina

    1. So sorry for late reply. I’ve only just started using my blog again. Yes, I’m fine thanks! Have a new film out: https://vimeo.com/139553665
      Re the heroin use….yes, I know the struggles well and I know that the real issue isn’t the drug use but the pre-existing mental health issues you no doubt had anyway.
      Try and get me on Facebook. Link is on my page!!
      DGS x

  8. sorry David not very computer literate my name is Colette im 42 and live in Edinburgh .Im really glad you overcame your addiction and thought your documentary was really interesting, I wondered if you ever watched a documentary about a coloured guy called Larne that was trying the same thing and ended up being a herion addict .

  9. amazing doc. Loved your courage and watching you overcome. Truly beautiful.
    Wishing you well from Los Angeles,

    Christina

  10. Mr. Scott, my cousin Tommy Farmer has sent me Wicker Men (1978) to watch on Facebook. I thoroughly enjoyed it because I understand it’s a snapshot of Weik, where my family is from. I understand what Wicker Men in the traditional sense were, but I don’t understand what the reference is in relation to your short film. Could you please explain it to me? Thank you. Bonnie Parker-Duke, Magnolia, Arkansas, USA

    1. So sorry for late reply. I’ve only just started using my blog again.
      The town is actually called Wick but the locals pronounce it Weik. Wick folk are called Wickers…hence Wicker Men!!
      It’s very old stuff from when I was at school!
      Cheers DGS

  11. Dear Mr. Scott,

    Please forgive me for writing out of the blue, but I believe that you made a film with a mutual friend, Guy Wallace, on a big game hunt in Africa?

    I knew Guy, his Russian wife and their delightful daughter, when they lived above the Blaenavon Railway shop. I used to.live in a chapel in nearby Abersychan, but left to.live in Spain nine years ago. I am back temporarily looking after my elderly Father, but I wondered if you are still in tou h with Guy, and if you could pass on.my regards to him? Also, whether it might e possible to drop by Blaenavon one day to see them?

    If you would be kind enough to.pass on.my Father’s number- 01252 266293, or my e mail, hill705@gmail.com, it would be good to find out how they all are.

    Yours faithfully,

    Alan Warren.

    1. Hello Alan
      sorry for the delay in getting in touch but I don’t use this site much. By coincidence Guy has just left Caithness and has gone to Spain to retire. I believe he’s near Seville.
      His email address is: gunsanddogs@guywallace.me.uk
      I don’t know if he has a working phone there but you should be able to get him on that if he’s got the internet running.
      I sent him an email with your details too.
      Cheers
      DGS

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