Creative & Cultural Careers Festival
  2nd - 6th March

Talks, Events & Workshops

BAFTA-Film, Animation and TV


March 2 / 17:30 - 19:30 / Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art

Networking, panel discussion and Q&As. Would you like to work in the film and TV industry? Are you in search of some advice and information from film-industry insiders? In this session, BAFTA Scotland New Talent award winners will talk informally about their creative journey since University; what skills and attributes are required; as well as hints and tips on what to watch out for and how to get ahead in Film, Animation and TV. After initial presentations there’ll be the opportunity for an open question session.

Hosted by Claudia Yusef, Talent Development Executive for Scottish Film Talent Network


Michael Crumley is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he earned a BA in Digital Film and Television. His graduation film ‘Hannah’ won a BAFTA New Talent for Best Writer and 3 Royal Television Society Awards, including the National Award for Undergraduate Fiction and has played at festivals in London, Glasgow, LA, Edinburgh and York.
Since graduating Michael has worked as an Edit Assistant on the BBC shows; ‘Pramface’ and ‘Waterloo Road’. He is currently developing a new short with Sam Ferguson as part of the Scottish Film Talent Network’s Scottish Shorts initiative.

Ansgar E. Hoeckh, studied MFA Film Directing at the Edinburgh College of Art between 2010- 2012. This was his second master’s degree, having achieved an MA in English Literature, Communication and Creative Writing. During his film studies, he directed five short films in which he experimented with different film styles & aspects of storytelling, before becoming interested in cinematography and film lighting. His main fields of interest were natural light, film noir and abstract experimental film, which he combined as a director in the shooting of his sixth short film ‘Xynthia’ in 2013. As a director of Photography, he experimented in the dance short film ‘Trace’, before he won the Scottish BAFTA New Talent Award for Cinematography for the web series ‘Judas Goat’ starring the Austrian Film and TV actress Susanne Wüst in 2014.
At the moment, he is developing a short film in conjunction with a feature film, working on cinematography for ‘Judas Goat’ season 2 planned for autumn, as well as a feature film in Denmark over the summer.

Conor Meechan studied Digital Film and Television at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. During his second year, he was invited to step up and edit one of the third year graduation films, The Groundsman. Directed by Jonny Blair, the film starred David O’ Hara (Wanted, The Departed, Braveheart.) Shortly after picking up the BAFTA New Talent Award for Best Editor, Conor was head hunted by the BBC. Within a week of his win he was out in Belfast working as an editor on CBBC’s The Sparticle Mystery. Working in Belfast’s busiest and biggest Post Production house, Conor was cutting episodes of Series 3 whilst shows like Game of Thrones and The Fall were being assembled next door. As well as his 4 edited episodes, Conor was asked to assemble the show’s trailer plus various behind the scenes content including deleted scenes, outtakes and interviews. Series One and Two amassed 2 million iPlayer hits and Series 3 is breaking new records for the channel. The success of the show has opened new doors for Conor and he has been in discussion with numerous execs and producers about going on to edit their own CBBC shows.