Martin Compston did an interview with the Daily Record right before the Edinburgh International Film Festival opens this Wednesday. Two of Martin's films will be screened at the festival - SoulBoy and Donkeys. SoulBoy premieres on Saturday at Cineworld and Donkeys premieres next Sunday at The Filmhouse. The full interview was published yesterday:
Edinburgh comes at a good time for Martin. He is taking a six-week break, having had minor surgery on an ear complaint and cracking a rib filming upcoming prison drama Ghost.
But he'll soon be setting his sights on cracking America.
Having enjoyed mainstream success in the UK with The Disappearance of Alice Creed, the film is about to open across the pond and he's been signed up by the same US agent who represents Avatar's Sam Worthington.
He said: "I've been lucky enough to work with some great directors and I don't want to throw that away by doing one big horrible big budget film.
"I'm just taking my time and trying to pick good projects."
He has no shortage of offers. He's already got the slasher horror Comedown in the bag. When his ear and rib mend, he is off to learn how to surf for buddy movie In Between The Waves. [Steve Hendry]