Tell us about yourself
I was born in the Highlands of Scotland and came to ECA straight from school. At the end of my first year, I decided to specialise in Animation. I graduated in 2011 and am, proudly, still based in Edinburgh. I work out of a studio at Summerhall as an independent writer/director.
Tell us about your creative practice.
Primarily I make animation for film and television; however I’ve been lucky enough to write and direct my own work, with hopes of developing more longer-form work.
I find the idea of making people laugh very moving. I make things for people to watch and enjoy and, hopefully, be moved by. Therefore, in terms of what inspires me, I think it’s people. To develop ideas through your work, you have to have empathy.
The reward from making something that is sort of magical keeps me going. Animation is an illusion, and it can do so much. We are only starting to scratch the surface with it, so being involved with it, or being able to influence it, is very fulfilling.