• Lucinda Broadbent

    Director & Executive Producer

    Lucinda’s one of the founder members of media co-op. She has a mix of roles: director, producer, facilitator. One of the things she likes best is working on participatory projects.

    Before media co-op, Lucinda worked for over 20 years as a Director and Executive Producer of UK and international television documentaries. Her prizes include Amnesty International’s Media Award. She was elected Board Member of the European Documentary Network, Branch Secretary of her trade union BECTU, and co-founded a housing co-operative. Lucinda has a lifetime’s experience as an activist in feminist, LGBT, anti-racist, peace and solidarity campaigns. She also tutors on international forums for emerging documentary filmmakers in Latin America, Middle East and Asia.

  • Vilte Vaitkute

    Video Director and Editor

    Vilte is a multi-talented film-maker. She is involved in our creative processes from the early stages to the cutting room. Vilte’s main focus is editing and keeping our post-production systems running like clockwork, but she also does directing, camera, and leads participatory projects.

    Vilte graduated in Time Based Art and Digital Film at Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee, and has a background in experimental film and screen-dance, as well as a passion for documentaries. She was a film industry apprentice in the Second Light scheme, specialising in post production, including placements in Pinewood Studios and the BBC.

  • Claire Dean

    Director

    Claire is passionate about helping people to find their voice and tell their own stories and enjoys directing out on location, working with people from all walks of life. She is also particularly interested in the development of mobile journalism.

    Claire has been a broadcast journalist for over thirty years, specialising in social affairs, and she has over ten years experience of lecturing in and leading the Masters in Multimedia Journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University.

  • Louise Scott

    Producer & General Manager

    Louise co-produces broadcast documentary and digital projects for media co-op, and promotes the development of new partnerships.

    Louise started out as an archaeologist in Iraq in the 1980s, has been a consultant in the European Commission’s cultural unit in Brussels, a UK Sector Skills Council director and overseen the EU MEDIA Programme services for the UK audio-visual sector. Louise is a mentor with MCR Pathways, she served on the Glasgow Children’s Panel for 13 years and is a former board member of Glasgay and Social Enterprise Scotland.

    A fervent collaborator, pragmatist and internationalist, Louise is a founder member of media co-op.

  • Colin Chaloner

    Designer

    Colin creates our artwork, print, motion graphics and animation.

    He began his career doing print design and animation work for the arts and culture sector and went on to specialise in motion design and animation, working with a number of Scottish studios to create title designs, supporting graphics and full length animations for the BBC, Children in Need, the University of Strathclyde and many others.

  • Neil Scott

    UX Designer and Frontend Developer

    Neil Scott is a UX designer and frontend developer. Since 2003, he has been creating elegant and effective sites for individuals and organizations including Hot Chip, University of Glasgow, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, and Bring Back British Rail. His goal is to design experiences that help connect people beyond the screen.

  • Robin Mitchell

    Photographer

    Robin has documented many projects for media co-op, contributing images to films, websites, media campaigns and social media, and he also runs our photography training workshops.

    Robin worked as a theatre designer and props maker for 20 years before deciding to study photography. He graduated from the University of Wales, Newport, with an Honours degree in Documentary Photography in 2010. Since then he has worked freelance, photographing for theatre companies, film makers, musicians and artists as well as providing documentary and food photography for many restaurants in the Glasgow area. He is the Associate Photographer for the extraordinary mechanical sculpture gallery, Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre and also for the young people’s theatre company Ignite Theatre.

  • Kate Kirton

    Production Manager

    Kate’s main role is to co-ordinate, plan and schedule our projects. She enjoys working with contributors, participants and crew to get the best out of everyone and ensure that they have a productive and enjoyable experience.

    Prior to starting with media co-op in 2012, she worked with the Edinburgh Fringe, Oxfam and Childline.

  • Ian Reid

    Finance Manager

    Ian looks after our finance and governance, keeping on track with budgets, invoicing, payroll, production and management accounting, and member meetings.

    Ian is an experienced management accountant, having worked for many years in film production and in the voluntary sector.

  • Catherine Newman

    Office Manager

    Catherine supports the organisation of the office, admin, marketing, finance and projects, and she enjoys ensuring the smooth running of media co-op’s operations.

    Catherine’s background is project and organisation management for environmental and international development charities. She has an interest in environmental issues and is working on an MSc in Learning for Sustainability.