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Exhibition
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Cinema & Film Festival Consultant / Screen Events Practitioner / Programmer and Curator / Former Cinema Manager / All Round Film Buff
Audience Engagement, Audiences (Young People), Copywriting, Curation, Events, Exhibition, Festivals, Film Education, Research, Social Media
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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.
Cinema Supervisor - The Scotsman Picturehouse
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My most recent role, I was responsible for the general management of The Scotsman Picturehouse, a new boutique cinema opened in Edinburgh within The Scotsman Hotel.
I was responsible for managing and training a small staff, establishing business protocol, managing film prints and promotions, social media management, customer service and stock management with concessions and drinks for our bar.

Young Programmer - Edinburgh International Film Festival
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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.

MA Arts, Festival and Cultural Management
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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.