I was President of RGU Film Society whilst I was studying at Robert Gordon University, and I organised and led a short film festival in 2019.
I have been a submissions previewer for a number of festivals, including Take One Action! Film Festivals, Women X, and Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
In 2020, I underwent Cinema For All’s Access Launchpad scheme to gain more practical knowledge about the running of a community cinema.
In 2021, I completed a Film Curation Fellowship as part of Aya Film’s Curate-It. I curated Left For Deaf, a collection of short films exploring disability and deafness in the horror and thriller genres, which was available to watch through Curate-It’s screening platform. I also hosted a recorded discussion with Andrew Sydlik, a visually impaired writer and podcast host of Freaks & Psychos, a podcast dedicated to disability in horror.
I was honoured to be invited to be a Judge for Deaffest’s TV & Film Awards 2022. You can read more here.
For Edinburgh Filmhouse and Belmont Filmhouse, I curated a weekender of films to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week. You can find out more about the Belmont Filmhouse weekender here, and the Edinburgh Filmhouse weekender here
I founded Caption This Cinema — a pop-up cinema with access at its core, striving to empower and champion disabled audiences. Caption This aims to provide accessible cinema experiences, as well as disability representation in its programming. CTC will alternate between UK-wide virtual screenings and in-person film events across Scotland.
Caption This’ inaugural screening took place between 17th and 19th November over Eventive. The selected film was Rodney Evans’ profound documentary, Vision Portraits (2019).
You can find out more by reading this article featured in The Press and Journal.
MSP Liam Kerr tabled a Parliamentary motion to celebrate the launch of Caption This Cinema – now available to read on the Scottish Parliament website.
You can follow Caption This on Twitter: @captionthiscine
Caption This Cinema is looking for partners and Scottish venues to collaborate with on future events. Get in touch!