Park Drive Pictures is a boutique development, finance and production company. It was set up in 2005 by Alastair Gourlay.
Alastair is a producer/director and is managing director of Park Drive Pictures Ltd.
He spent the early part of his career in America, where he produced and directed numerous short films which have been selected for various film festivals. After producing Bums in the Mist, which became a festival favourite, premiering at the US Comedy Arts Festival sponsored by HBO, and enjoyed considerable success at major film festivals, Alastair went on produce and direct Völupsa, which was officially selected at the New York Independent Film Festival and the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
On returning to the UK, he began structuring and raising finance for feature films in the UK, utilising the government’s tax incentive investment schemes. He successfully raised the full development and production finance for independent films Messages and Carmen’s Kiss, and was instrumental in raising the development finance for the re-make of the much-loved Scottish film Whisky Galore, based on the novel by Compton Mackenzie. In addition, he also set up Banter Films Ltd, a private equity development fund that invests solely into the development of feature films for the world-wide markets. He has also successfully marketed and distributed the British independent film Cold Fish into the UK rental and retail market.
In 2009 Alastair produced The Wicker Tree for British Lion. In 2013, after a 12-year hiatus, Alastair decided to return to directing and made Tennis with Joseph Gilgun and Jacqueline Leonard. The film premièred and was nominated for the Jury award at the Palm Springs Shortfest 2013, the US’s largest and most prestigious short film festival, to critical acclaim. Tennis is only available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
In 2013, along with Thomas W. Hodgkinson and Daisy Aitkens, Alastair was nominated for the prestigious Darkwoods Productions-sponsored Horror/Macabre screenplay competition at the Austin Film Festival, beating over 3,500 other entries with their script Memoirs of A Stalker.
In 2016 he wrote, produced and directed Between a Rock and Hard Place starring Clive Russell and Scott Reid.