Training & Mentoring


Karen spent four years delivering training, mentoring and industry advice to MA & MFA filmmaking students in producing, directing and screenwriting at Scotland’s national film school, Screen Academy Scotland

At the Screen Academy she managed the new entrants training programme for new film & TV crew, Screen NETS, funded by Creative Scotland and Creative Skillset. She also managed a CPD training programme of short courses in screenwriting, production and post production skills for industry professionals in Scotland.

Karen was also Project Coordinator for UWS Creative Media Academy where she coordinated various industry workshops and projects for the Media Academy including the launch of new MA courses in Filmmaking and Screenwriting at Glasgow Short Film Festival 2015.


Karen was one of sixteen BAFTA Scotland mentors selected to work with young people on media projects in the Glasgow area, part of a BAFTA Scotland/Media Trust’s Youth Mentoring programme in Scotland. Karen worked with young people at Scottish Spina Bifida Association youth group to produce a short film and put on a film premiere in their local community centre in 2010.

Karen has mentored young filmmakers aged 18-23 years old through Glasgow Film Festival’s Pop Up Programmers project advising them on how to produced pop up film events and screening. Karen also mentored young filmmakers at Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Get in touch with Karen to manage training projects or if you are looking for a mentor for young or new filmmakers.