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Published: 27 Jan 2012 08:300 comments

A DUNFERMLINE filmmaker has launched a new online TV channel that will transmit West Fife events to the small screen.

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David Izatt (33) is the creative director of new Dunfermline-based company Zogghog TV.

The online channel showcases local talent in film and music and has covered events including Dunfermline Live and the The Bruce Festival.

David, of Erskine Beveridge Court, quit his engineering job to run the company full-time last year.

He said, "It's been tough for the first couple of months but I've been building up my contacts.

"We want to keep it local, especially with filming events like Dunfermline Live and filming Stevie Agnew at PJ Molloy's."

The website itself is divided into sections including film, animation, documentary, music and dance.

It already features supernatural thriller 'The Devil's Whispers', a 47-minute film re-cut and edited into five parts. Much of his work can also be viewed on video-sharing website Vimeo.

He is working on a new short film adapted from award-winning author Johnny Mains' short story, 'The Jacket'.

Footage from David's short documentary, 'Waste', has also been picked up by the 'One Day on Earth' project and entered into the New York archives for future use in an upcoming feature film.

David worked for 10 years as a design detailer, doing film and photography work on weekends and evenings.

Following a trip to Thailand in 2006 he won the grand prize in photography for GAP Adventures' 'Amazing Asia' competition.

He then turned his attention to film, working on a documentary project called 'The Ghost of Mary Queen of Scots'.

David also trained as an actor in Melbourne for two years and starred in and directed two short films and three feature film trailers.

In 2010 he and wife Colleen toured New Zealand where he met casting directors for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit and Spartacus: Gods of The Arena.

They returned to Scotland and now have a 10-month-old daughter, Saoirse, who might just make a cameo appearance in David's next film!

Zoghogg has recently completed a short video for Khushi's restaurant and a training DVD for Dalgety Bay Company MCD Brickwork.

They completed a contemporary dance video for local dancer Eva Simanavicius and released a video for singer/songwriter Chris Agnew called 'Do The Meerkat'.

Find out more at: http://www.zoghogg.com/Zoghogg/ZTV.html

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