Say ‘hello’ to our new Filmmakers Programme Assistant, Niall!

This week, we were so pleased to welcome Niall Morison MacRae (he/him) as our Filmmakers Programme Assistant!

Hailing from the Outer Hebrides, Niall is a Scottish-Thai filmmaker whose unique island upbringing shapes his distinctive worldview. His passion for filmmaking and diverse storytelling has led to numerous collaborations, spanning both fiction and documentary – including several Little Pictures productions.

His most recent film, the short documentary “And So It Was,” received a UK Royal Television Society student award nomination for Best Factual and premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival. Its continued success on the festival circuit has pushed it into being both BAFTA and BIFA qualifying. Niall’s upcoming project, “The Last Trip,” is currently in production, backed by We Are Here Scotland.

“It’s so difficult to put into words how excited I am to join the team! As a filmmaker, the support I’ve received from GMAC over the years has been invaluable to my development as an artist and to now be on the other side, able to help others on their filmmaking journeys, is such a privilege. It’s so exciting to be more involved in the overall process – I’m really excited to see this year’s brilliant, diverse slate of projects come to life, aiding in the development of our up-and-coming filmmakers, and amplifying their unique voices as they take their next steps into film.”

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Niall’s favourite film is Under The Skin!