The UK's Metro Tartan and international sales outfit Fortissimo Film Sales have partnered on Sixteen Years Of Alcohol, the directing debut of UK TV presenter turned producer Richard Jobson.

The autobiographical story, based on Jobson's own book, is to shoot in Scotland next month with a cast including Kevin McKidd, Ewen Bremner, Laura Fraser and Susan Lynch.

The production is through Tartan Works, Metro Tartan's low budget arm. Jobson recently produced Damien O'Donnell's Heartlands for Miramax Films and Revolution Films.