“As an artist and film-maker I’m fascinated by the people I meet, and the stories we all have to tell. I’m interested in the experiences that make us and shape us, and am motivated by the desire to share them. My work has led me to many fortuitous discoveries, which have opened many doors across all sections of society. It is within these diverse and thought provoking cultures that I have come to nurture my own creative processes and grow in my own film-making abilities, thriving on working collaboratively within an often eclectic but always fascinating environment.”
Set up film production company Schedule D.
2001 Common Purpose leadership programme graduate (www.commonpurpose.org.uk)
1995 – 1999 2/1 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
Awards and Prizes
2009 The Yes Men Fix The World, Panorama Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
The Yes Men Fix The World, DOC U! Award, Amsterdam Documentary Festival, Holland
The Yes Men Fix The World, Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival, America
2008 Early Stage Dementia Service DVD, Angus Council Innovation Award
2005 Cultural Quarter, Sphinx Award for the best single-channel work, Videomedeja, 9th International Video Festival, Serbia and Montenegro
2004 Cultural Quarter, Second Prize, VIDEOEX EXPERIMENTAL Film & Video Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
Cultural Quarter, No Budget Prize, 20th International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany
2004 Alt-w award for Cornershop (refer www.alt-w.com, completed projects)
2003 Cultural Quarter, First Prize, Echigo Tsumari Trienalle, Echigo Tsumari, Japan
2002 Shell LiveWire, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Tayside regional finalist & runner up
Selected Projects – Arts and Film
2016-17 See Past and Look Forward
Artist residency, Woodmill High School pupils/Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Museums
2016 Elizabeth Ogilvie. Out Of Ice, Part Two
Art project. Collaborating with environmental artist Elizabeth Ogilvie, on taking the Out of Ice exhibition back to Greenland, where the inspiration for the work came from. This will involve producing film works about the project and developing a multi-screen video and water installation in Greenland.
2016 Schedule D. George
Film project. Directing and producing a feature length documentary film about George Berwick, who is a winner of three 24 hour endurance cycling events, and at 76 years old, is one of the oldest
2016 GHAT. Mark 1 – Film Two
Film project. Producing a mid-length film about the worlds first whole body MRI scanner, the Mark 1, which was designed and built in Aberdeen in the late 1970’s – early 1980’s. This film has been commissioned by the Grampian Hospital Arts Trust.
2015 Roman Signer. Installations
Art project. Collaboration with Roman Signer to shot and edit the video elements of his exhibition, Installations, at Dundee Contemporary Arts.
2015 GHAT. Mark 1 – Film One
Film project. Produced a 15min documentary about the worlds first whole body MRI scanner, the Mark 1, which was designed and built in Aberdeen in the late 1970’s – early 1980’s. This film has
been commissioned by the Grampian Hospital Arts Trust, and will be on permanent exhibition in the new Suttie Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
2014/15 Elizabeth Ogilvie. Out Of Ice, Part One
Art project. A collaboration with environmental artist, Elizabeth Ogilvie to produce a multi-screen video and water installation, incorporating a series of video works based around ice melt and two gigantic pools of water. The work was inspired by and shot in Greenland.
2013 Georgina Starr. Before Le Cerveau Affame
Art project. I worked with Georgina Starr to produce the video works for her exhibition at the Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee. These films were then edited into a short film, Before Le Cerveau Affame.
2013 Care Inspectorate, Real Voices
Film and educational project. Real Voices was a series of four short three-minute abstract documentary films produced for the Care Inspectorate talking about the experience of growing up in
care. These were made collaboratively with children in care.
2012 Care Inspectorate, Leaving care, The Next Step
Film project. Leaving Care, The Next Step was a 25min documentary telling the story of what it feels like, being a young person, leaving the care system. The film was developed with young people
currently living in care, and who have recently left care.
2012 Dash n Dem. Imagine being a World Leader
Art project. Collaborated with artists Dash N Dem to produce the video elements for there exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Imagine being a World Leader.
2011 – current Glasgow School of Art, Artist Interpretation films
Film projects. Since 2011 I have produced the Artist Interpretation Films for the Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions Department. These are used as a background to the exhibition for visitors to the gallery.
2010 Chicks on Speed. Don’t Art, Fashion Music
Art project. Collaborated with the Chicks on Speed to produce the video work as part of their exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts.
2007/09 The Yes Men. The Yes Men Fix The World
Film project. Co-directed and shot several of the European scenes in this multi-award winning, feature length documentary.
2003 Mike Stubbs and Pernille Spence
Cultural Quarter Art project. Shot & co-produced multi-award winning experimental documentary, with filmmaker Mike Stubbs & artist Pernille Spence.
2000 – current Dundee Contemporary Arts, Artist Interview films
Film projects. Since 2000, I have shot and edited the Artists Interpretation films, as part of the DCA Interpretation Programme. These are used as a background to the exhibition for visitors to the gallery and by the Education Department in schools across Dundee.
Selected Educational Projects – Arts and Film
2015 Wormit Primary School, Primary 1 Animation Project
Educational and film project. The P1 animation project is a short one-day animation workshop working with P1 pupils at Wormit Primary School to develop, animate and edit a short film.
2014 Living Communities, Abernethy Primary School Film Project
Educational and film project. Developed in collaboration with Living Communities, Perth & Kinross Council, the Abernethy Primary School Film Project. The project involved working with P6 children to research and produce a film about the history of Abernethy.
2013 Care Inspectorate, Real Voices
Educational and film project.. Real Voices was a series of four short three-minute abstract documentary films produced for the Care Inspectorate talking about the experience of growing up in
care. These were made collaboratively with children in care and use their voices.
2012 NHS Tayside & Angus Council, Sexual Health DVD
Educational and DVD project. The Sexual Health DVD was developed in partnership with NHS Tayside and was designed to assess the sexual knowledge of people with learning disabilities. The
project involved working with the Angus Council Social Work & Health Team and included many interviews with people with learning disability.
2011 CashBack for Communities, Creative Identities
Educational and film project. Creative Identities was a project delivered by Dundee Rep, and featured a series of creative and educational workshops aimed at children between 5-18 years of age. I
devised and delivered several film-making workshops as part of the project, as well as producing the overall film of the event, which documented all the activities.