Alumni spotlight: Isabella Bassett

At GMAC, we always want to hear about what our alumni go on to achieve!

Creative Producer, Isabella Bassett began their producing career in theatre before moving into film and television. In 2022 they were selected for the producer strand of our micro-budget talent development scheme, Little Pictures (supported by Screen Scotland) and partnered up with writer-director, Kate Hammer. The team went on to make BEAR, a short comedy which imagines neurodivergence (specifically ADHD) personified as a giant teddy bear who follows around creative, neurodivergent Jude who is trying to attend a job interview.

BEAR was officially selected for the Glasgow Short Film FestivalShortScape Film Festival, and recently had its international premier at ReelAbilities Film Festival in New York! ReelAbilities is the largest festival in the US dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities.

Since producing BEAR, Isabella has gone on to found their very own production company, Compatible Film & TV. They have also been selected for BAFTA X BFI Flare – a professional development programme that showcases and supports six LGBTQIA+ filmmakers each year, as well as being selected for the Connery Talent Lab – a 12 month talent development programme for emerging screen talent in Scotland.

Isabella is absolutely on fire, and we’re so glad we got to be a part of the process! To work with them or follow their journey, check out their website.