A SCOTTISH puppet film has scored gold in America after winning a top award.

Writers Andy S McEwan and Chris Quick learned during the night on Boxing Day that Autumn Never Dies had picked up the gong for Best Writing at the FFTG Awards, an annual international digital film festival.

Autumn Never Dies, starring actor and former six-time world Thai kickboxing champion Duncan Airlie James, is a sequel to the 2012 short comedy puppet film The Greyness Of Autumn which enjoyed success at film festivals around the world and picked up the Best Short Comedy accolade at the 2015 edition of the People Of Passion Film Festival in Australia.

McEwan and Quick said: “It’s not often that a comedy wins against a drama so we are quite humbled with this triumph.”

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The film stars a wealth of Scottish acting talent including Nicolette McKeown, Lynn Murray, John Gaffney and Jim Sweeney.

Neil Francis and Quick also return to reprise their roles of Barry and Nelson respectively.

Scot Squad star Darren Connell makes a guest appearance as the voice of Alky Crow.

Following the success of The Greyness Of Autumn, demand for a sequel skyrocketed and a crowdfunding campaign was launched on Kickstarter to make it happen.

The campaign raised £1500 from across the world including a donation from former Scottish GamesMaster host Dominik Diamond.