Television and Film from the Highlands of Scotland

The Company

The Company

Move On Up is an award-winning production company with a big heart. 

Over the years our activities have ranged from making a Feature Film & some Television Dramas to Music Concerts and Docs, Factual Docs and Factual Entertainment , to  Children's TV,  and finally to Community Videos and Teaching. 

Company Directors,  Don Coutts and Lindy Cameron are highly experienced TV  practitioners and formed the company together in  1994 .

Move on Up is based in the unique and vibrant Highland town of Cromarty and as someone we interviewed once quipped "Cromarty? It's a big dog in a small dog's body."  The company is consistantly productive, proficient across genres and still cares very much about craft,  and about the people it works with.  

 Coutts needs to do his memoirs. After a stint at Anglia as a Film Editor he began directing for the BBC Community Programme Unit, he then ran a London Indie in the early days of Channel Four,  among his recollections  was once, when working on Grapevine a "youth programme" he called up the Slits and asked them to do a cover of the Marvyn Gaye Song in tribute to the name of the show.  They agreed, came along and gave an unforgettable rendition. The rest is history!  After moving home to Scotland he formerly co-ran , with business partner Stuart Cosgrove, one of the first major indies in Scotland, the wryly named Big Star in a Wee Picture.  

Cameron  came to the industry via the Scottish Film Training Trust , was an Assistant Film Editor, and as an editor worked on such seminal programmes as Halfway to Paradise and A Short Film about Chilling. She and Coutts formed Move on Up and moved back to their Highland heartland in 1994 . Since then she has produced and edited and Coutts has produced and directed and they have produced hours of broadcast television in Documentary, Music, Drama and Children's, for BBC Scotland BBC 2, CBeebies, Channel Four, ITV and BBC 4. They have also made a feature film , the award winning American Cousins. 

Their most recent production Katie Morag Series' 1 and 2 has so far won 9 awards,  including  A US Peabody ( once dubbed the "Pulizer Prize for Broadcasting") 3 Baftas , a Scottish Bafta and a Kidscreen award.

Coutts recently won the Best Director Award at the 2015 Scottish Baftas.  
Coutts and Cameron also work as director and editor respectively on a wide range of projects for other production companies and broadcasters.

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For more information about either of us, do email.

I am afraid we currently cannot accept unsolicited scripts and approaches.  

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