Film FastTrack is our newest development programme aimed at supporting talented scripted Film Producers in Scotland.
The two-year development programme, funded by Screen Scotland, was designed with course leader Julia Short to boost the careers of ambitious scripted Film Producers.
Film FastTrack will enable the producers to focus on their slate and develop relationships with new writing and directing talent. Delegates will benefit from bespoke training sessions and monthly check-ins, as well as a combination of in person and online masterclasses, including script development, finance, business coaching, and negotiation sessions.
The successful delegates taking part in Film FastTrack are:
- Amy Jackson
- Ken Petrie
- Paul Murray
- Reece Cargan
Amy Jackson’s production credits range from Charlotte Well’s BAFTA winning debut Aftersun to Graham Moore’s directorial debut The Outfit.
Ken Petrie produced the WW2 historical action drama Enemy Within, as well as George Jaques’ debut feature Black Dog.
Paul Murray is a BAFTA Scotland, RTS and Banff Rocky award-winning producer with over 20 years of experience. Paul has focussed the last three years on building an impressive slate of original scripted work.
Selected by Screen International as a ‘Rising Star Scotland’, Reece Cargan’s slate includes award winning shorts focused on LGBTQIA+ stories & voices such as J.C. Goessens’ Everyman.
Find out more about the four brilliant delegates taking part in Film FastTrack and their careers:
Amy Jackson is an Independent Spirit Award & British Independent Film Award winning, BAFTA & Gotham Award nominated film and television producer. Credits include: Sean Durkin’s 2020 critically acclaimed feature The Nest; Oscar-winner Graham Moore’s directorial debut The Outfit; and Charlotte Wells’ 2022 break-out debut Aftersun. In 2020, Jackson established feature and television company, Unified Theory. The company is focused on finding and growing distinctive new voices, and developing original stories in film and television for global audiences. Most recently Jackson produced Mahalia Belo’s debut feature The End We Start From, which will receive its world premiere at TIFF 2023.
Ken is the founder and CEO of 27 Ten Productions. Having initially entered the industry as an SFX Technician and Explosives Engineer working on major studio films, Ken transitioned by producing several award-winning short films which all signed global distribution deals. Ken produced the WW2 historical action drama, Enemy Within, based on a true story which filmed at Pinewood Studios in Malaysia. More recently, Ken produced Screen Star of Tomorrow George Jaques’ debut feature, Black Dog. Ken’s slate includes Jaques’ next film, Sunny Dancer; Ten Times Dead (with development funding from Screen Scotland); time-travel thriller Flashback set-up with The Exchange; and musical dance comedy, Dancing With the Scars.
Paul Murray is a BAFTA Scotland, RTS and Banff Rocky award-winning producer with over 20 years of UK and International television experience. He has worked in scripted and non-scripted production in many of the biggest production companies in the UK- including Endemol, Objective, IWC and True North. As creator of C4’s long running and multi-award winning series Location, Location, Location, as well as the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip and its Celebrity spin-offs, he has created many of the longest lasting and most successful network series produced from Scotland. In addition to his network production credits, he has lectured about format production and development in China, the University of Westminster and various Scottish Institutions. He is co-owner of production entity Boy 313 and a fine art graduate from Glasgow School of Art
Reece is an RTS award winning producer and founder of Bombito productions. Reece was selected by Screen International as a ‘Rising Star Scotland’ and has represented Scotland at IFFR Producer’s Lab, BFI Insight and EAVE Producer’s Workshop. Reece solidified his producing skills with multiple award winning shorts as producer and with regular production work across features, TV and commercials. Bombito have a number of TV and feature projects in commissioned development. Reece – as the Bombito slate attests, is passionate about working with the next generation of queer UK talent, with a focus on intersectional LGBTQIA+ stories & voices.