My name is Alasdair Satchel, I’m a theatre and filmmaker based on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.
Originally from Dunoon, I moved to Mull in 2007.
I studied Drama and Theatre Arts, specialising in Playwriting at QMU in Edinburgh.
My studies then took me to the École Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where I studied the full two year course.
On returning to Scotland I wrote, directed and performed my own work with Perhilion Theatre Co, touring One Man Rant and Two Man Rumble internationally for some years. I have also worked as an actor and director for other companies in the UK and throughout the world.
I settled on Mull in 2007. Although based rurally, my work still takes me all over the world.
Having my home here on Mull is very important to me.
I’m constantly inspired by the landscape, wildlife, seasons and community that surround my family here.
A French speaker, I work with the Cinématheque Française to interpret their Cinéma Cent Ans De Jeunesse training into English, and also translate the project website.
I learnt Gaelic through Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s distance learning courses. Having Gaelic and connecting to my roots and culture has made a significant impact on my life and work.
I’m always looking to keep developing my Gaelic language skills and seek out opportunities to do so regularly.
In 2018 I started a podcast series called What We Do In The Winter to explore the nature of lives in remote communities.
I’ve been making films since I was a teenager and I hope my craft has kept growing over the last 23 years or so.
Gallery of photos by Martin Gibb from a residency at Cove Park in 2017