Photos of the Film Hub Scotland team: Nicola Kettlewood, Film Hub Scotland Manager; Adam Wright, Cross-FAN Support and Development Coordinator; Hanne Wyllie, Knowledge and Network Coordinator; Sandra Kinahan, Marketing and Communications Coordinator; Duncan Harte, Education in Cinema Coordinator

Meet the FHS team

Get to know us all a little better.

Film Hub Scotland is pleased to welcome the newest member of our team, Duncan Harte, as our Education in Cinema Coordinator.

With Duncan joining the team, we reflected on the personnel changes we’ve had over recent months and years. It’s important to us that we have a good connection with our network. So, we thought this might make a good time for a whistle-stop reintroduction to the team.

Duncan Harte, Education in Cinema Coordinator

Duncan joins the Film Hub Scotland team from Day for Night where he was Festivals and Distribution manager, most recently overseeing the release of Pema Tseden’s Balloon. He holds a PhD in Film and Media from SOAS, University of London. His research explored cinema, urban planning and the cultural geography of 21st Century Shanghai. He also has a background in film production, including working as Production Assistant on the feature length documentary, Walk With Me, about Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastic community. For this project, he spent several months living with Zen Buddhist monks.

Duncan has also taught a course on Cinema and South East Asia at SOAS, and co-wrote the (educational) short film Spiralling starring Zawe Ashton. When he’s not watching or researching films, he is happiest walking and swimming in the Highlands. He joined FHS at the end of January, 2021.

Adam Wright, Cross-FAN Member Support and Development Coordinator

Adam’s first words were “cinema”, “training”, and “exhibition”, so supporting cinemas with training opportunities is the fulfilment of his life’s objectives!

While this is untrue (his actual first words were “Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialised labour” – a story for another day..), he does care deeply about film, cinemas, and their ever-evolving relationship with audiences. He relishes the chance to work with Film Hub Scotland and wider FAN at the intersection of these three things.

Adam is an MA graduate in Arts, Festival, and Cultural Management from Queen Margaret University. He has worked across a number of ‘IFF’s – Toronto, Dublin, Edinburgh – but no ‘AND’s or ‘BUT’s as of yet. His work outside of film festivals includes time at British Council Scotland, where he contributed to the development of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit and the hugely successful Momentum programme. He is an experienced Arts Manager with a particular passion for events and generating relationships between sponsors and arts organisations. Adam joined FHS in April, 2020.

Hanne Wyllie, Knowledge and Network Coordinator

Hanne studied English Literature at undergrad and has an Art History post grad in the ‘History of Collecting and Collections’ – she’s never been sure how that translated into a career start in investment banking!  Six years with Morgan Stanley brought opportunities to travel, finishing with a long and memorable stint in Mumbai.

Following this, Hanne worked at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, organising courses and conferences for medical professionals. Like Film Hub Scotland, this was a member organisation at which she organised and delivered large-scale events to tight deadlines. We trust our Industry Days are in safe hands.

Hanne loves watching a classic musical, documentary and foreign language films (particularly French films). Outside of work, she loves baking and is a keen follower of professional cycling. She joined FHS in August, 2021.

Sandra Kinahan, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Before joining FHS, Sandra worked across film sales and marketing for Glasgow-based international distributor Park Circus. Here, she handled editorial writing and digital marketing as well as international release strategy. She represented the company at international film markets including Cannes and EFM, Berlin, and through her 3rd-4th years held a curatorial role, creating touring film packages.

Meanwhile, in 2021, she handled digital marketing for charity & distributor Cinema For All, which brought her closer to the inspirational world of volunteer-led cinema. Previously, she has worked on the submissions jury and in the delivery of Glasgow Short Film Festival, and held other ad-hoc exhibition roles. She’s struggled to settle on just one type of work, but, mostly, she loves writing about films, and finding creative links between disparate ideas.

Sandra seems to think she’s funny. In her spare time, she tries her hand at imrpov, goes to salsa and gym classes, hot yoga, gigs and, of course, the cinema – as much as the current climate will allow. Sandra joined FHS in October, 2021.

Nicola Kettlewood, Film Hub Scotland Manager

Nicola has worked in film exhibition since graduating university. She has come full circle since starting in marketing at GFT (pre-internet) to returning to the GFT offices to lead Film Hub Scotland.

Between these posts, she has worked at the BFI, MacRobert Arts Centre, as Deputy Artistic Director at Edinburgh IFF and Head of Learning at CMI (Centre for the Moving Image). Before joining Film Hub Scotland, she produced the wonderful HippFest, a widely beloved silent film festival based in the Hippodrome Cinema, Bo’Ness. Nicola became Film Hub Scotland Manager in May, 2020.

“It’s a cliché, but cinema is magical to me. I love nothing more than sitting as part of an audience in the dark, being transported to another experience. If its something I’ve programmed or organised then I love that excitement of sharing something with an audience who are watching something for the first time, and speaking to them afterward to hear what they thought – if it moved them in the same way. I love that, as part of FHS, I can support exhibitors to create that magic, and encourage audiences to discover it.” |