John McKay

John McKay is a leading director in tv and film – movies include Crush with Andie Macdowell and Piccadilly Jim with Sam Rockwell; tv includes lead direction on series as diverse as Lip Service, Robin Hood and Life on Mars.

John’s film for the BBC about the love affair between David Bailey and Jean Shrimpton, ‘We’ll Take Manhattan’, was shot in London and New York last year and was aired in the UK and US in January 2012. Starring Karen Gillan and Aneurin Barnard, the film is a stylish and comic hymn to fashion and photography at the birth of the 60s. Following his most recent feature film, the romantic comedy ‘Not Another Happy Ending’, John has directed for tv series ‘Shetland’ and ‘Ordinary Lies’.


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MTP was formed in 1988 with the intention of being the first Scottish based Commercials Production Company.

In the year 2000 we were acclaimed to be the Production Company of the Decade because we had brought ‘International standards of Production to Scotland.’ In 2011 we became the only Production Company to be given an achievement award for making an outstanding contribution to the British Advertising Industry.

We operate a policy of developing new talent locally and we also work with London based and overseas Directors where appropriate.

We operate a Production Service arm helping overseas and English companies find filming locations and shoot in Scotland.

Our documentary company MSP has won numerous awards since it's inception in 2005, including a Royal Television Society nomination.

We are becoming more and more involved with viral and web content and our internet work has also achieved many awards including UK Viral of the Year 2010.

We have won over 200 national and international awards and been in D&AD twelve times.