Short film production

Recent short film productions

In 2015/2016 Karen developed and produced a short drama written and directed by Raisah Ahmed called MEET ME BY THE WATER. The film was commissioned by Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN) through the Scottish Shorts programme and premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2016 and was in competition for Best Short Film.

Karen and Raisah had previously worked together on a short drama called MAGDA which premiered at Glasgow Short Film Festival in March 2015 and was in competition for Best Scottish Short Film. Watch the trailer here

Short films 2006-2008

Karen was the short film development and production executive at Glasgow Media Access Centre (GMAC) between 2005 and 2008 and she developed and produced over thirty awarding winning fiction, documentary and animation short films during this time. The short film programme was nominated for a National Lottery Award for Best Arts Project in 2007. Awards and nominations for the short films include:


SALTMARK  Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, 2010. View SALTMARK here

NIGHT SCHOOL film of the month on Shooting People January 2010. View NIGHT SCHOOL here

ARCHIVE OF DREAMS Nominated, Best Scottish Short Film Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009 & Winner, Jim Poole Award, 2008.  View ARCHIVE OF DREAMS here

FLUNG Nominated, BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award 2008

BULB Winner, BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award 2008. View BULB here

CROW MOON Nominated, British Animation Awards  2007 & McLaren Award,  Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2007. View CROW MOON here

DEAR DAD Winner, Best Director & Best New Work, BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award, 2007. View DEAR DAD here

MONO Runner up,  BBC New Talent Award 2006. View MONO here

TRACKS Winner, Best Short Film, BAFTA Scotland 2006; Mono, Runner Up, BBC New Talent Award 2006 & Nominated, Celtic Media Award 2006, Nominated Best UK Short, Raindajnce. View the trailer here

SNAKEBITE Nominated, Crystal Bear, Berlinale 2006

FAMINE Nominated, McLaren Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2006. View FAMINE here