I'm an independent freelance producer, based in Edinburgh.
I've worked with advertising agencies around the UK on single projects and campaigns. I have been responsible for managing briefs, budgets, schedules and teams including production staff, directors, crew, editors and designers, from pitch to completion. That includes tender, pitch writing and presentation skills in both commercial and public sector work. I've produced extensively in Scotland & UK and now spreading my wings into Europe and USA. I have an extensive list of contacts, from directors & DOP's to graduate runners. I love developing relationships with companies and talent. I've also had experience in facilities management and advertsiment broadcast approval & technical clearance.
I started out producing short films in 2007 with the UK Film Council, who funded my shorts - ‘Kick About’ and ‘Eyes on the Street’. Both films were screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and subsequently went on to screen at over 15 festivals worldwide. It was quite the learning curve!
I was lucky to win a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award in Multimedia for producing a series of virals film for the European launch of 20th Century Fox’s remake ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’. I think they had to play some orchestral music to get me off that stage!
I produced a documentary called ‘The Guga Hunters of Ness’ . It's set in the Western Isles of Scotland and explores the idea of tradition and heritage in a community against the backdrop of world rapidly moving forward. It also involved shooting and living on a boat for 4 months! BBC Scotland commissioned it as a 1hr documentary and it received its premiere on BBC 2 to critical acclaim. It also screenings at the Glasgow Film Festival, The Celtic Media Festival and in New York.
For my sins, I also produced a micro-budget independent dark comedy feature called ‘A Spanking in Paradise’. It premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010 – Under the Radar section, and received two trailblazer awards for Best Director and Best Actor. New York based IFC Films distributed the film via a cinema release in the States, then released on it’s own VOD platform- Sundance Now. It is now available in VOD and TV in over 20 countries worldwide.
Not bad for a wee film about Edinburgh massage parlours!
Visit Scotland // E4 // BBC // The Commonwealth Games // The Ryder Cup // The Scottish Government // DF Concerts // EIFF // The Dalmore Whisky // The Famous Grouse // Grahams Diary // Innis & Gunn // Abbotsford's Trust // Irn Bru // The Scotch Whisky Experience // Historic Scotland // NHS Scotland // Ganten Mineral Water China // Baillie Gifford // RBS // IBM // Napier University // // Whyte & MacKay // Tennents // SeeMe Scotland // Strathclyde University // SFA // National Trust // Celtic FC // M&Co // Rowan Glen // York Army Museum // Wallace monument // National Museum of Scotland // Shakespeare Schoolroom
Ogilvy New York // Studio Something // The Leith Agency // The Union // Story Lab // Whitespace / // Dog Digital // The Wire // Material // &Rosas // Agosto.tv // Brocklebank & Penn // Studio MB // Bright 3D // Stripe // Threebrand // The Lane // Tangible //