How to get low budget series on Amazon Prime: the Weegies case study

Room: Online
Time: 2:00pm

with Stephen Arthur and Matthew Joseph Campbell
moderated by Maureen Hascoet

How to get low budget series on Amazon Prime: the Weegies case study image

New College Lanarkshire performance graduates Arthur and Campbell quickly realised they’d have to make their own content if they wanted their creative voices and their love for their native Scotland heard. Their £4K secured through a successful Kickstarter campaign quickly disappeared into the series and out of nothing – emerged Weegies (slang for Glaswegians). A fresh and funny take on two hapless actors trying to make it in Scotland.

In August 2021, the first series of Weegies was launched exclusively on Prime Video in the UK & US, and has received positive reviews from the public and the media.

How did they do it on no budget?

Meet Stephen Arthur & Matthew Joseph Campbell, the series creator for Weegies and Graeme Watt, the series director.

Appearing in this session

Matthew Joseph Campbell

Matthew Joseph Campbell – Writer, Actor

Matthew Joseph-Campbell graduated from New College Lanarkshire’s Acting & Performance course in 2016.
Matthew Joseph Campbell
Maureen Hascoet

Maureen Hascoet – Producer, Director

Credits include 50 Kisses ('Enough' segment)

Maureen is an LSF team veteran. Based in Scotland, she runs her own production company, Firewalker Films, and is passionate about promoting gender equality and mental health. 
Maureen Hascoet
Stephen Arthur

Stephen Arthur – Writer, Actor

Stephen Arthur is a trained actor and writer, graduating in 2016 with a First class Honours in BA Acting from New College Lanarkshire.
Stephen Arthur