Fair Access Expo Online: Director for Film and Television Tim Courtney

Welcome to the second in our series of Fair Access Expo Online videoes, where we asked the professionals who were due to take part in our Fair Access Expo panel if they could tell us a little bit more about their careers, all from the comfort of their own homes. Each week they will talk about:

  • their journey into the creative industries
  • what their day-to-day life is like
  • their advice to anyone hoping to follow in their footsteps

Introducing Tim Courtney, Director for Film and Television

Tim Courtney is a retired painter, a failed musician, a devoted doggy daddy and an award-winning Director. He has exhibited many short films, music videos and art installations across the globe. At the end of 2018, he won the Best Short Film BAFTA Scotland Award for My Loneliness Is Killing Me, and has recently finished his fourth Episode of River City for BBC Studios. Tim is currently working on his first feature film which is set to shoot later in the year.

We hope you have enjoyed this insight into a working professionals life and tips that you can use in your creative journey.

Be sure to check back as over the next few weeks where we’ll have something for everyone! Next week we’ll have Emma Smith, Double Bass Player and Musicians Without Borders.

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Family and Carer Day: Speaker Spotlight Film Director Raisah Ahmed 

All of us here at WACI and Transitions are thrilled that so many of you are coming along to our Family and Carer Day this weekend, with tickets now being sold out!

As part of our industry speaker feature, we’re excited to introduce our next panelist, Film Director Raisah Ahmed.

Raisah Ahmed is a Scottish Asian Muslim Writer/Director based in Glasgow, Scotland. She studied Literature at the University of Strathclyde and went on to get her start in film through a First Light apprenticeship called ‘Second Light’.  She is an alumna of the EIFF Talent Lab 2014 and the B3 Media Talent Lab 2017. Television credits include BBC 3’s ‘The Break and Cbeebies ‘Feeling Better’. As well as her feature projects she is currently developing a VR project, ‘Tightrope’, with B3 Media and Nottingham University Mixed Reality Lab

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Family and Carer Day is a joint event run by WACI and Transitions.

Summer School Scholarships - Applications Now Open

Do you go to one of the 37 FOCUS West schools?

Interested in a career in the creative industries?

Want to develop your skills in a chosen field?

We’re able to offer up to 10 fully-funded places on one of the Summer Schools taking place here at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland throughout the school holidays.

These courses offer an opportunity for you to try something new, develop your existing experience and/or gain a more in-depth understanding within a variety of art forms.

From dance to drama to filmmaking, there’s something for everyone with an interest in the performing and production arts – why not click here to have a look at the Lifelong Learning Summer School’s programme and see if there’s a course that appeals to you.

Some of the courses are very popular, and spaces will fill up quickly – we’ll be assessing applications as and when they come in, so get your application in as soon as you can to avoid being disappointed!

* Update: Bookings have now closed. 

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