A GLASGOW film-maker has just won three awards at Sydney Indie Film Festival.

The gongs, including best film, came for Where Do We Go from Here? the first feature film made by John McPhail and his Worrying Drake production company.

Shot over 16 days in the summer of 2014 in Scottish locations including Falkirk, Alloa, Coatbridge, Glasgow and Loch Lomond, it is a coming-of-age romantic comedy.

“Unfortunately we couldn't make it out there, but my future sisters-in-law were in Sydney at the time and went to the screening,” said the 29-year-old.

“On awards night they kept us updated via text. I was over the moon to pick up best score and best female support.”

He said he danced around the kitchen when the text came in to say he had won best film.

“It was an awesome feeling, it would have been wonderful to be there. I’m so proud of this award.”

The film stars Tyler Collins who has been has John’s leading actor in all his short films, and also scored the movie.

River City’s Maryam Hamid, Alison Peebles, Jim Sweeny, Richard Addison, Deirdre Murray and Lucy-Jane Quinlan also star.

The film has so far screened in Sydney, CLU in Transylvania and Florida. John is still waiting for its UK premier to be arranged.

“I am a big believer in going to the cinema to get away from you problems and we wanted to tell a happy, fun story that would leave audiences feeling good,” he added.

“We flew out to CLU in Transylvania for the film’s European premiere and during our Q&A people said they thought Scottish films were all dark, gritty and depressing, so we had great reactions.”

His short film V for Visa has its North American premiere two years ago at Robert de Nero’s Tribeca Film Centre in the Bootleg Film Festival.

John graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama's digital film and television course and specialised in camera and lighting work.

Notes, his first film, won Best Scottish Film at 2012’s Bootleg Film Festival.