High Rising Productions is a new Scottish Production company set up for the purpose of creating professional filmed projects.
Born in Fife, Scotland, Calum Waddell gained an associate producer credit on 2002's independent hit "The Collingswood Story" which played to rave reviews at Frightfest London, The Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films and the Fearless Tales Festival in San Francisco. Director Mike Costanza was called "afilmmaker to watch" by prestigious British critic Kim Newman in "Empire" magazine and the movie was picked up for UK distribution by Anchor Bay Films. In 2005 Waddell worked on selected extra features for Tobe Hooper's release of "The Toolbox Murders" and then obtained an associate producer credit on 2007's "Brotherhood of Blood" which brought together horror icons Ken Foree and Sid Haig in a modern day vampire movie. The film was picked up by Sam Raimi's Ghost House label for a US wide DVD release. Waddell has co-produced and co-written the full length documentary "American Grindhouse", and most recently directed an extensive 50 minute documentary on actor Joe Pilato for the Blu Ray DVD release of George Romero's classic Day of the Dead in the UK.
Naomi Holwill is an illustrator, animator and film editor from The Scottish Borders. She has most recently made her directorial debut with a documentary focusing on actor Joe Pilato's October 2009 trip to Scotland and Ireland to promote the 25th anniversary of George Romero's Day of the Dead. This feature will be on the UK Blu Ray of Day of the Dead. In addition, Holwill has produced and edited exclusive content for the UK DVD and Blu Ray release of Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead, and on the upcoming Arrow Dario Argento titles.
Nick Frame is a Glasgow born languages expert who has acted as a producer, translator and location manager for High Rising Productions on several assignments. These include on Arrow Video's releases of CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, INFERNO and DEMONS (all 2010).