• Lucinda Broadbent

    Executive Producer, Director, Facilitator

    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

    Editor, Video Director, Facilitator

    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 & Journalist

    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. She’s 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 true believer in collaboration, an internationalist and a pragmatist, Louise is one of the founder members of media co-op.

  • Cat Robertson


    Cat has a background in events and logistics management working for ten years in the charity sector running outdoor events for young folk across Scotland. She then worked in film festival organisation for four years and was involved with Take One Action Film Festivals, Document International Human Rights Film Festival and Glasgow Film Festival among others. A move into the film and TV industry saw Cat working freelance for several Scotland-based production companies, including media co-op. In 2018 Cat was accepted onto the Screen Skills Trainee Finder programme and worked in production roles on independent Scottish feature film Run (2019) and Dutch/Scottish co-production Repression (2020) – she also joined the crew of the long-running TV drama Shetland (ITV) for its fifth series. After graduating from the programme Cat continued to work freelance within the Production and Assistant Directors departments on several productions including the Bafta-winning BBC productions Guilt and Elizabeth is Missing.

    Cat has been at media co-op full time since September 2019.

  • Lawrie-Lin Waller

    Production Manager

    Lawrie-Lin is one of the newest members of media co-op and has brought with her vast experience in producing and directing prime time award-winning television. Both in the UK and Internationally and now gives those unique skills, in planning and budgeting shoots and projects.

    Lawrie-Lin comes from an Arts background, and from a young age was part of the National Youth Music Theatre, and went on to train in Theatre and Arts Management. Before stepping into the world of film and TV, Lawrie-Lin was a freelance digital artist and her most notable role was that of an artist in residence for the National Theatre of Scotland. Collaborating with Tag theatre and East and West Lothian council, delivering and teaching theatre and filming/editing to community groups and schools. Creating creative interactive content, as art pieces to stand alongside Tag theatres the crucible. As well as an immersive theatre experience, in Dunbar which involved live-action, digital projection, VJ soundscapes and an interactive art exhibition.

    In Lawrie-Lin’s involvement from a young age with Theatre and Acting, she became an intergrade part of the MacRobert Arts centre, not only performing on stage, writing and producing short plays and skits. Lawrie-Lin also lead drama workshops with the children and created an interactive art installation within the foyer of the MacRobert as part of a six-month conceptual enquiry project for Dartington College of Arts.

  • Sara Missaghian-Schirazi

    Creative Director

    Sara is an award winning Director & Story Producer, with a background story-lining factual television for broadcasters such as Sky History, PBS, BBC, Channel 4. With a love for character lead narrative and striking visuals, Sara takes pride in working across genres for our unique clients; from animation to documentary, and short drama to immersive.

    When she isn’t directing another captivating film for our clients, Sara heads up media co-op’s expansion into augmented and virtual reality for the third and museum sectors.

    A proud footballer and member of Deaf and Disabled People in Film and TV, in her free time Sara sits on the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Board of the Scottish FA, and provides mentoring to emerging media talent.

    Sara’s work has been recognised by FOCAL International (Best Use of Archive Footage), The Museum and Heritage Awards (Best Use of Digital), The World Congress of Factual Producers (Emerging Producers / Coalition Funding Award 22-23), The Edinburgh TV Festival (Ones to Watch 20-21) and Women In Scotland (30 under 30, 23-24).

  • Sarah Tucker


    Sarah is responsible for creating our artwork, print, motion graphics and animation.

    She believes that design is a powerful tool, that can – and should – be accessible to all. She is especially passionate about equity-focused design, which focuses on what different audience members might need, including those who are under-represented or ignored when developing products.

  • 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.

  • Neil Scott

    UX Designer & Front-end 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


    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.

  • James Pearson

    Post-Production Assistant

    James looks after our archiving, and assists with post-production. James enjoys keeping everything updated and orderly, while having the opportunity to be creative.

    Before joining media co-op, James studied Professional Writing Skills, and also Media and Communications at college.