John Knox film premieres on August 4

A documentary film to commemorate the life of radical Scottish reformer John Knox has been completed by a group of young graduates in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

A premiere screening is now set for 4th August in John Knox House on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Trinity Digital Film, recently set up by Murdo Macleod from the Isle of Skye, produced the film, with shooting taking place between September 2014 and January of this year.

The £29,000 project was predominantly crowd-funded.

The filmmakers were inspired by Scottish preacher John Knox, who was born 500 years ago.

The film, simply entitled “Knox”, hopes to retell his story to a new audience, with information on his life supplied by a range of historians and theologians.

Murdo said: “John Knox is a figure of the greatest controversy, derided and admired in equal parts. But the key thing about this man was that his passion for Scotland was only outranked by his passion for Jesus.

“In today’s post-modern world, the intensity of Knox’s convictions are electrifying and inspiring.

“Whether you end up loving or hating him, there is something compelling about him and his message. It was this which drew me to make this film and which I believe will draw a big audience to watch it.”

Trinity Digital Film have begun taking the film to broadcasters and distributors to reach a wide audience. The first public screening is to be at the Creation Festival in Cornwall on the 6th August.

To view the trailer of “Knox”, go to website