David Hutchison

David Hutchison

David Hutchison (aka Deitch) is a filmmaker and artist. The Deitch Gallery was his first studio, at Inverkirkaig, Assynt in 1990. It became a pop up gallery on Lothian Rd during the 1992 Edinburgh Festival where he met composer Jorn Bilse and together they made several music videos including We Want Love featuring Desmond Tutu and peat-cutting inspired short Mathar Na Moine (Peat Mother) which won a First Reels Award. After exhibiting Seordag TV (a robot hen) at an exhibition in Inverness he gained his first TV commission; to create the short animation Cearc Agus Ubh (Chicken and Egg) for Scottish Television.

After being commissioned to create backgrounds & props for animated TV series Uruisg Na H'alba (The Scottish Brownies) he transferred his traditional skills to digital at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee.

He spent several years freelancing as a digital designer,teaching classes in digital imaging and exhibiting sculpture, painting and video work, winning the Pocketshort Award at Edinburgh International Film Festival both in 2006 with Zombie Lick and in 2008 with mobile tasseomancer Taffa, the Leith Agency award for Carousel and Tartan Oscar Award for Kitsch. He then experimented with interactive bilingual (Gaelic and English) web series SeordagTV

In 2007 his young adult novel Storm Hags was shortlisted for the Kelpie Prize

In 2010 David did a MA in Screenwriting and went on to produce the award winning feature film: Graders. Since then he has produced many shorts and had several exhibitions. He also worked at Edinburgh Napier University creating interactive videos and filming masterclasses for Screen Academy. In 2017 he released his latest comedy/horror feature Baobhan Sith.

David is currently developing Doctresses a script inspired by the first women doctors in the UK (the Edinburgh Seven and Dr James Miranda Barry)