Rotterdam Lab

David Brown

Gallus Films Ltd – UK


Gallus Films is a film and television production company from Glasgow, Scotland founded in 2019. Its focus is on creating engaging and cinematic stories that will entertain global audiences. They particularly focus on working with and developing talent who don’t have immediate access to the film and television industry. 

David Brown is a producer from Scotland whose films have screened around the world and won numerous awards, including a Scottish BAFTA in 2017. David has worked on feature dramas, feature documentaries, visual effects, art/dance films and commercials. In 2019-20, David received development funding from BFI NET.WORK (Midlands), Screen Scotland, Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN), the Canadian Media Fund, BBC Scotland & the Highlands and Islands Enterprise across several projects.

Since 2011, David has also taken part in various development and training programmes run by the likes of Screen Scotland, the BFI, SFTN, Glasgow Film, GMAC Film, TRC, Filmbase Ireland, Focus and Film City Futures, including the Talent Lab at Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2017. In 2019 David was funded by Screen Scotland and SFTN to attend both the Berlinale and TIFF and the Berlinale again in 2020. In 2020 David won the pitch for Jets 2020 at the Berlinale for his project Street Hassle with writer/director James Price. David is currently in development on his slate of feature films and television series through his production company Gallus Films, while also working part time for Peabody award winning production company Hopscotch Films. 


Current Projects 

In development 
Street Hassle by James Price (Black comedy, thriller)
Year of the Heart by Kelly Holmes (Menopausal body, horror)
Spiral by James Price (Thriller)
Dog Days (Social Realist Drama)
We Are Made of Stars by W. Declan Dineen (Coming of age)
Arctic Passage by W.Chris Lindsay (Hybrid drama, doc series)

In production
Diamonds into Dust by James Price (Music video)

In post-production
Scottish Ensemble Phillip Glass by Sven Werner (Art film)

Spiral by James Price, 2020 (Short thriller)
Tremble by Morgann Runacre-Temple & Jessica Wright, 2019 (Dance film)
Never Actually Lost by Rowan Ings, 2019 (Documentary short)
Bunny by Shaun Hughe, 2018 (Short drama)
The Inescapable Arrival of Lazlo Petushki, 2017 (Fantasy short)
Family Portrait by Kelly Holmes, 2016 (Short period drama)


David Brown

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab participants 2021

The selection of the 74 producers for the 2021 Rotterdam Lab.