Paul Black is a Glasgow-based writer, director and performer, infamous for his viral comedy videos. Paul set-up production company Pity Party alongside Mark Black and Carlin Mille, through which the trio have produced short-form comedy content that has gained millions of views on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Paul is currently working to develop several ideas for longer form work for TV and Film for BBC 3 and other platforms.
Credits: How to Fix a Broken Wing, Rocket Post!, The Island, Stowaway, 2401 Objects, Tin Forest South West Glasgow, Tin Forest, Leaving Planet Earth, A Perfect Child, Rapunzel,
Lewis is a writer, director and theatre maker whose work is rooted in collaboration and storytelling. He has won two Fringe First Awards and an Adelaide Fringe Award. His work has been presented throughout the Scotland and the rest of the world including performances in Australia, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Germany, USA and Japan amongst others.
Credits: Safe Keeping, World Domination, Role Shift, The Fundraiser, Flame Proof, 3 Seconds, Saint One, La Clé, Personal Best,
Lesley is a writer, performer and dramaturg living in Glasgow. She was awarded Playwrights Studio Scotland’s New Playwrights Award in 2011.
Credits: Hysteria!, Blow Off, Mrs Barbour's Daughters, Chalk Farm, Some Other Mother, The 12:57, The Jean-Jacques Rousseau Show,
Julia (AJ) Taudevin has been described as “one of the most exciting forces in Scottish Theatre” by Joyce MacMillan for the Scotsman. She is a former Tron Theatre Artist in Residence, and has won the Playwrights Studio Scotland New Writers Award the Tom McGrath Award. She also recently completed the inaugural SFTN Write4Film course and was a James Tait Black Prize for Drama runner up.
Credits: The Persians, Crocodile Fever, Medicine, Awoken, Cyberberg, The Sprawl, Nothing to be Done,
Meghan Tyler is an award-winning playwright and actor from Newry who trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is an integral member of ‘Blood of the Young’ theatre company.
Credits: River City, The Break, Wasted Time, The Slab Boys, Blind Corner, Water of Life, The Corkscrew Road, Changes, In Her Shoes, The Cause of Thunder, The Pitiless Storm, The Ushers,
David is currently a regular Director on BBC’s RIVER CITY. He also co-founded a company called Shooters Films who work with vulnerable groups of people including young people in care, prisoners and school children, teaching them filmmaking skills and giving them a platform to express themselves.
Credits: Hula, Crofting's New Voices, The Getaway, Saltmark, Dear Dad,
Robin Haig is a director from the Scottish Highlands. Her recent short film Hula, starring Blyth Duff, won several awards including the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for Drama, the Glasgow Short Film Festival Scottish Audience Award and the Celtic Media Festival Torc Award for Short Drama. 2018 sees Robin direct new short Slingshot, a Scottish Film Talent Network commission, and two episodes of Scottish soap River City through the BBC New Directors’ Scheme. She has been selected to develop her feature Beyond the Silent Glen at Young Films Foundation. Also in development is a TV drama serial based on her award winning short Hula.
Credits: The Monarch of the Glen, Face, His Final Bow, Shall Roger Casement Hang?, Propaganda Swing, Dear Scotland, Janis Joplin: Full Tilt, The Cone Gatherers, The Infamous Brothers Davenport, Seance, The Silver Darlings, The Breathing House, Losing Alec, Muir, White Rose, The Boxer Benny Lynch,
Peter Arnott was born in Glasgow in 1962. He is the writer of more than 40 professionally produced plays and one published novel.
Credits: Spuds, Simon's Magical Christmas Socks, The Rise and Inevitable Fall of Lucas Petit, Naughty Cat & The Cheesy Moon, Vinyl Idol, Flora's Fairy Challenge, Love 2.0, Eric the Elf's Chaotic Christmas, Towards the Moon,
ANDY McGREGOR is an award-winning Scottish writer, composer and director. He writes for all ages and creates stylized theatrical shows normally involving original music. He is artistic director of Sleeping Warrior Theatre Company.
Credits: Outlander (Associate Casting Director), Moon Dogs, Jakob the Liar, Elizabeth, Spiceworld the Movie, Speed 2: Cruise Control (UK Casting), Jude, Hamlet, The Replacement (Scottish Casting), Teacup Travels,
SIMONE PEREIRA HIND (formerly Simone Ireland) is a Casting Director with over 20 years’ experience. She is currently the Associate Casting Director on OUTLANDER (Sony/Starz) and works from her office in Summerhall with Anna Dawson. She is known predominantly for casting feature films, but also works in television, theatre and the occasional commercial casting.
Credits: Come's Around, The History of a Life, The Day the Tides Turned, Playback, CyberBuddy, The Captain's Heart, Churned,
Laurie Motherwell is a playwright born and raised in Glasgow. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh’s MSc in Playwriting and is a member of the Scottish Society of Playwrights.
Graham is a writer/director/editor based in Glasgow. In 2011, he won a BAFTA New Talent Writing Award and has since been nominated again (2014). He has directed and co-written two feature films, the second of which was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at Edinburgh Film Festival. He currently works full time as an offline editor.
Credits: Marty Goes to Hollywood, A Love Divided,
Ian is a filmmaker and writer, most well known for his BAFTA-award-winning documentary, Marty Goes to Hollywood.
Credits: Gotta Make That Train, Balgay Hill, Barclay Curle's Welding Girls, Whyt Inch Tales, Home Sweet Home, Still Life, Nigerian Story, Velvet Love, The Above, Fragile, Timewatching, Shadow Boxing,
Simon has had considerable success as a playwright and has a project currently under option with The Comedy Unit. His newest play, LATE SLEEPER, will be performed this September at A Play, A Pie and A Pint.
Anna has worked in casting for more than 5 years. She has been fortunate enough to have honed her skills from the profession’s very best, including Jina Jay, Suzanne Smith and Simone Pereira Hind. Anna is currently associate to Simone Pereira Hind from their office in Edinburgh.
Credits: Ghosts of Burgundy Grove, Harm,
Ciaran is a writer and filmmaker, with several short films under his belt and a recent feature film commission.
Credits: The Terrible Tales of Netherworld, The Hagans Quest,
ScottMark Productions is writer Mark Boyde and illustrator Scott McGregor, creators of THE TERRIBLE TALES OF NETHERWOLD children’s books. The books are in development for a theatrical co-production by Noisemaker Productions and Quixotic Productions.
Credits: Eight Words, Lift Off, Ooglies, Markheim, Happy New Year, Haunted Hogmanay, An Island Between Heaven & Earth, Why Front, Passing Through, A Most Curious Detour, The Garden, Lizzy Strata,
Alistair is the Scotland Branch Chair for the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain and has over 13 years’ writing experience in film, radio, theatre, TV and interactive games. His first feature film, First and Only, has recently finished filming. He is incredibly versatile and writes across media and genres. He currently has several other feature films in development.
Credits: Bannan, Samhraidhean Diomhair, Comadaidh Òir, Shrapnel, Doras Dùinte, Gaelic For Beginners, Na H-Obraichean,
Catriona is very successful and award winning Gaelic writer of novels, stories and television. With several television projects in development and over 10 years’ writing experience she has been a scriptwriter on Young Films’ successful long-running series Bannan as well as The Comedy Unit’s Comadaidh Òir. She currently has several television and feature film projects in development with Morna Young.
Credits: Netting, Lost at Sea, Come to where I'm From, Never Land, B-Roads, Five Minute Theatre,
MORNA YOUNG is a writer and theatre-maker from Moray. She is recipient of the Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship 2017 (hosted by Creative Learning, Aberdeen City Council) and the New Playwright’s Award 2014 (Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland). She has performed extracts of her work at the Scottish Parliament, European Authors’ Festival (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland), National Poetry Festival (France) and Aberdeen Booked! (as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival)