I’m an independent creative producer and curator from Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland – a wee country with a big creative heart, beautiful landscapes and a lot of whisky. With a proven track record of combining creativity with practicality, I’m an ambassador for the live communal cultural experience.

Driven by a passion for connecting archives with place, I collaborate with audiences, organisations, artists and communities across Scotland and internationally through high profile touring and artist-led projects in all sorts of spaces across cinema exhibition, archive film, live music and performance. From funding and feasibility to event management and evaluation, I work hard to develop and deliver projects, commissions, festivals, exhibitions and tours. Read more about the projects I’m working on. I’m about:

★  Good and satisfying events for audiences, artists and communities
★  A commitment to professionalism and integrity
★  A flexible partnership approach to projects
★  Showing films (particularly archive and silents) on the big screen
★  Crossing artforms, e.g. film + music, storytelling + film, sound + heritage
★  A passion for nurturing, developing and delivering ideas within (and outside) established structures and groups

I’m often invited to present case studies or chair panels at various industry conferences such as the BFI Film Audience Network’s film exhibition conference This Way Up and the Independent Cinema Office Screening Days. I’m also a regular industry mentor with the University of Edinburgh’s MSc in Film Exhibition & Curation.

Contact me or find me on Twitter.  Hearing what other folk are up to and talking about new ideas and new ways of working is something that always interests me.

“Shona matches creativity, broad knowledge of film, and peerless enthusiasm with a pragmatic and disciplined approach to the behind-the-scenes challenges of project planning and production management.”

Rod White, Head of Programming, Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh

Collaborators, Clients & Funders

Age Scotland
Alchemy Film & Arts
Bo’ness Community Council
British Council Scotland
BFI National Archive
The Causey Development Trust
Creative Arts Business Network, Scottish Borders
Creative Scotland
Cucalorus Film Festival, North Carolina
Drew Wylie Projects
Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust
Dunoon Film Festival
East Ayrshire Leisure
Eden Court Theatre & Cinema, Inverness
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Falkirk Community Trust
Festivals Edinburgh
Fife Cultural Trust
Filmhouse Cinema
Film Hub Scotland / BFI Film Audience Network
Film Mobile
Glasgow Short Film Festival / Glasgow Film
Heritage Lottery Fund
Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema, Bo’ness
Independent Cinema Office
Kirkcaldy Film Festival, Fife
LinkUP the NorthWest, Kilmarnock
Live Borders
Luminate Festival
Moniaive Festival Village
National Library of Scotland
ON at Fife
Oxford Film Festival, Mississippi
Regional Screen Scotland / Screen Machine
Scottish Kids Are Making Movies
Scottish Libraries Information Council
Take One Action Film Festival, Edinburgh
TRACS (Traditional Arts & Culture Scotland)
Unique Events
University of Edinburgh
University of the West of Scotland

and more…

Image credit: Chris Scott