Wood Chip Films won it's very first award in August '19 - The John Byrne Award. We spent a day with violin maker, and environmentalist, Steve Burnett, to find out why he makes these instruments and why it's so important to him. Have a look at the video and read our supporting statement below:


Where words leave off, music begins.

I sit with friends and we speak of the impending doom evoked by climate change. I agree, they agree, we all agree. We look at the news. It appears that many still don’t agree.

It seems that rhetoric has reached a point of inertia and everyone has stopped. At our level of discussions, admittedly a lower level, we are in accord. We sign petitions, we attend the rallies, we recycle… But then it stops.

Where words leave off, music begins.

Perhaps what is missing is a symbol. A symbol that is unvanishing. Unlike the ice caps, unlike the forests and unlike natural resources. Steve Burnett makes instruments from fallen trees or drift wood. They aren’t going anywhere and their voice, under his guidance, is not going unheard.

If a violin maker can express his values in his craftsmanship, values that are not automatically attributed to that craft, can other business, creators or people not do the same? This is less a question for the blue bins or recycling boxes, but instead for big business, the top 100 of which produce 71% of the worlds carbon emissions.

I agree, we agree, but do they?

Third Sector

Age Scotland

We worked with Age Scotland on the launch of their new project - Body Boosting Bingo. It combines every grannies favourite past time of bingo with gentle excersis. 

Save Leith Walk

Save Leith Walk are campaigning to save an iconic building in the heart of Leith from being destroyed and replaced with student accommodation. We interviewed local residents on their thoughts. 


Neil Nodzac
Made In Byron

Neil Nodzak talking about his creative process at a Reset Press Risograph workshop at Custom Lane

Neil Nodzak:

Whilst in Australia we took some time to film jeweller, Megan McGinley, and talk to her about her creative process.



With exerts from our time filming with Megan McGinley, Jim the Magician, Steve Burnett, Dundee University at at the Xpo North festival.


From the archives - Dundee University, The McManus Galleries, Paper Rifles, Neil Nodzac and other wee bits we picked up.