Katy is one of Scotland’s warmest and best loved actresses, she is down to earth and brings a fragile authenticity to her roles. She is well remembered for her appearances in The Steamie, Takin’ Over the Asylum, Your Cheating Heart and Tutti Frutti. She has also appeared in The River, A Mugs Game, Roughnecks, Dangerfield, Prime Suspect and the feature film Dear Frankie.
Steven has been working in the many disciplines of film and theatre for over 20 years, performing all over the British Isles. He first met Iain on the set of Small Faces in 1995 and have been friends ever since. Stevens’s credits include River City, Tinsel Town and Casualty for the BBC. His extensive body of work also includes the Mini Series Gunpowder, Treason and Plot as well as the films Small Faces and Joyeux Noel. He also featured in the BAFTA winning short film The Practicality of Magnolia alongside Shelia Hancock.
Iain has worked extensively in the mediums of theatre, film, television and radio for over two decades. Once described by Barry Norman as ‘the best thing to come out of Scotland since whisky’, his most noted credits are Small Faces for which he was awarded a Scottish Best Performance BAFTA, The Debt Collector with Billy Connolly, Band of Brothers, BBC Scotland’s Sea of Souls and Rab C. Nesbitt. He’ll be seen in upcoming cinematic releases Pale Star and the remake of Whisky Galore, and is a new series regular in River City. Bridge marks his directorial debut.
Donna Franceschild is best known for the ground-breaking TV drama serial Takin’ Over the Asylum, set in the radio station of a mental hospital, which launched the career of David Tennant and gave Ken Stott his first leading role. It won a raft of accolades, including the BAFTA for Best TV Drama Serial, the Royal Television Society award for Best Writer and the Mental Health Media (now Mind Media) Award for Best Non-Factual Television. Her BBC film Donovan Quick, starring Colin Firth, was in competition at the Chicago Film Festival, won a BAFTA nomination for Best Single Drama, brought her a second Mental Health Media Award for Best Television Drama and won the Best Original Story Award at the Angelciti Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Donna is a lifelong mental health activist who has served on the jury of the Mind Media Awards and written for The Guardian and Mental Health Today. In 2011 she was invited to speak at the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organisation’s conference on mental health in Heidelberg.
JOHN A QUINN
With his background as an award winning Creative Director/Writer in the “Madmen” world of Advertising and marketing including over 30 years as a producer and director of corporate films, music videos and TV commercials, John is totally fascinated by all forms of human communication but mostly by the massive power and influence of video in all our lives thanks to the internet age. With his comprehensive experience across all communications platforms, he brings a steady hand and a cool head to his work along with a skill-set keenly focused on the areas of team building and project management.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Without question, he’s one of the UK’s top cameramen You only have to look at the work Alasdair has produced for some of the most demanding clients to see how true that is. His credits include programmes for the BBC, Sky, Discovery and Channel 4. Corporate projects have taken him to North & South America, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe; filming people, places and events. He truly is a consummate film maker.
Ex Simple Minds keys player and composer Mick MacNeil was awarded the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection 2016 (including Belfast Child: No1 in Ireland, UK, Netherlands 1986). He has achieved over 40 worldwide platinum records with Simple Minds. Producer of traditional and Celtic roots music with more than 20 trad/fusion albums recorded and produced from his studio in Strathblane. Mick’s fanbase is in tens if not hundreds of thousands, including many musicians who still call on him for his talents … Among them Rod Stewart; Chrissy Hynde; Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) as well as the likes of the Vatersay Boys, Skippinish and Eddi Reader.
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