Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Scotica Film Appoints Creative Director

News Image
One of Scotland's leading film production companies has expanded its offering across the country following the appointment of a multi-award-winning creative director.

Glasgow-based Scotica Film has welcomed Rachel Sarah to head up its Highlands operations from Glencoe.

Rachel, whose honours include awards from both the Kendal Mountain Festival and Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, has had films screened across the world.

As well being a passionate documentary maker, Rachel, who is originally from Yorkshire but moved to Scotland prior to joining Scotica, has also overseen commercial work for iconic brands including Porsche, Patagonia, Berghaus and Merrell.

"Joining Scotica seemed like the perfect fit for me," she said. "The business's strong ethical values, passion for the environment and challenging location shoots, were aligned with my values.

"I am passionate about the work we do, and so being able to create beautiful work with a great crew, that has a positive impact, and makes our clients happy - that's what makes me tick. And essentially that love and care for the work and the people is how I will grow the business.

"As soon as we began discussions, I knew it was something I wanted to be part of."

Launched in 2019, Scotica has grown to become one of Scotland’s leading film firms.

Its recent documentary Hardangerfolk, which retells the story of a top-secret mission to stop Hitler developing nuclear weapons, has been wowing audiences at film festivals across the globe.

Commercial clients include legendary outdoor wear firms Gore-Tex and Keela, and Scottish whisky titans Talisker [SK1] and Commando Spirit. Its work with London creative agency Fold7 helped Talisker’s One for the Sea ad campaign win an award at the annual Kantar Creative Effectiveness Awards last month.

Scotica founder Gregor D Sinclair said: "Rachel is a hugely accomplished filmmaker, and from our first meeting I knew she would make an invaluable addition to the Scotica team.

"We pride ourselves on creating films which cut to the core of issues around environment and adventure sport, and bringing on one of the UK’s top adventure filmmakers has felt like a very natural partnership.

"I greatly look forward to seeing what Rachel and I can accomplish together in the coming years, with many exciting documentary projects already on our slate."

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

WPC Deployed For Three-Day 'Tunes In The Dunes' Festival
Tunes in the Dunes is the apt name given to an annual three-day festival on Perranporth Beach in Cornwall. The festival has been running on the golden
Irish Film Projects For US Festival
Four Irish projects have been officially selected to screen at the AFI/Silver Docs Film Festival which takes place in Maryland, US from 21st-27th June
Pat Shortt's Short Film Wins At Newport Beach International Film Festival
Avenue Productions has announced that Pat Shortt's directorial debut, 'Warts and All' has won Best Short Narrative International Short, at Newport Bea
Award Winning 'Teeth' To Open Nationwide In August
Award winning Irish short film 'Teeth', which recently scooped the Best Irish Short Film prize at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, has been selected fo
UK's Future Film Industry Boost
The BFI today announces the 24 regional partners that will help deliver its pioneering BFI Film Academy Network programme in 2012/13. The BFI Film Aca
New Direction For 56th Bfi London Film Festival
The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express today announced two significant changes to its programme sections in advance of the
Irish Films Get Cannes Exposure
The Irish film industry will be well represented at the 2010 Cannes International Film Festival. All Good Children, directed by Alicia Duffy, has been
Ateliere Creative Technologies Acquires Agile Live
Ateliere Creative Technologies and Agile Content have announced Ateliere's acquisition of Agile Live, the innovative cloud live TV production platform
Skills schemes set to boost new talent in London more investment in training and development
Film London today announced the launch of two new rounds of funding schemes to develop the capital’s film, TV and animation professionals and support
London Celebrates Local Film-making Talent
ITV Local London, ITV’s regional broadband TV service in the London area, is entering into a partnership with Film London, in order to raise the profi
Film Council 'To Steer Film Through Recession'
The UK Film Council has launched a three-month public consultation into the most significant revision of its activities since it was created in 2000.
Mayor Of London Pledges His Support For Film In The Capital
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has held his first meeting with prominent figures from the film, television and production industries. The film summit h
Celebrating The Durability Of Film...
Cinelab London is one of the most comprehensive and accomplished film labs in the UK. Supporting clients who acquire or distribute on film, the compan
Irish Shorts Make The Cut At Berlinale Film Fest
The Irish Film Board Short Cut short film 'Frankie' has won the UIP Prix Award for Best Short Film at the Berlinale Film Festival this week. Frankie,
BFI London Film Fest. Reveals Lineup
The 57th BFI London Film Festival has announced the line-up of events, screenings and services for this year's event. The industry programme will feat