I'm really interested in supporting the work of cinemas and film festivals in achieving their full potential especially with engaging with young audience along with business practices and other needs.
I am also interested in helping create interesting and exciting experiences for all types of audiences through screen events and content.
Overall, as a freelancer, I love working in the screen industry especially with cinemas and film. I am always up to new and exciting opportunities.
Working as a Freelance Research Assistant, I am helping in the development and the creation of the Borders Community Film Archive. A local archive of film made in the Scottish Borders with the goal of preserving, researching and making film aviablibe for use by local communities, schools and artists. My main responsibilities in this post are to seek out films for addition to the archive as well as research the current collection to give film context and notes of interest.
For two editions of the festival, both 2014 & 2015, I was a Young Programmer for the EIFF where I was apart of a team of fellow young people producing a strand of films, shorts and events to run over the festival.
One of my proudest moments was moderating a Q&A 'Focus on Cinematography' with Seamus McGarvey and Oscar-winner Haskell Wexler.
Whilst the pandemic continues to keep things quite and slow, I thought the best use of my time would be to head back to university and get my masters in Arts, Festival and Cultural Management. Though it's earlier than I expected, I've always wanted to do a masters and I feel this course is perfect for myself and the work I want to do in Film Exhibition with covering areas such as Finance & Fundraising, Planning and Marketing Cultural Projects as well as Cultural Policy.