Our Team

Short Circuit is delivered by Film City Futures in partnership with Glasgow Film, and supported by Screen Scotland and BFI NETWORK (using funds from the National Lottery).

The bulk of the project activity, including assessment and funded project development, is delivered by two full-time Talent Executives.

Film City Futures supports the Talent Executives with day-to-day delivery, including marketing and communications, application processes and financial reporting, monitoring and evaluation to funders.

Glasgow Film are responsible for Short Circuit’s outreach and public events programmes.

To contact us, please email hello@shortcircuit.scot.

Delivery Team


Iria Pizania, Talent Executive
Miriam Newman, Talent Executive


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Rachel Wilson, Project Coordinator
Rachel co-ordinates and manages all aspects of Short Circuit’s training

Lydia Honeybone, Administration and Communications Officer
Lydia co-ordinates Short Circuit’s press, marketing and communications, and also assists with administration processes

Brian Coffey, Freelance Production Executive
Brian works alongside the Talent Executives on the Sharp Shorts scheme, offering production-related support to funded teams.

– Emma van der Putten, Industry Coordinator, Glasgow Film
Laura Lawson, Industry Events and Communications Officer, Glasgow Film
Emma and Laura lead on Short Circuit’s public programme of events and screenings, including Short Circuit Film Club.

Management Team


Gillian Berrie, Director, Film City Futures

Tiernan Kelly, Director, Film City Futures

Allison Gardner, CEO, Glasgow Film

Debbie Aitken, Project Manager, Glasgow Film

Steering Group


Short Circuit is managed by a Steering Group, which includes the Short Circuit Management Team, the Talent Executives and representatives from our funding partners: James Weddup (Head of BFI NETWORK), David Smith (Director of Screen, Screen Scotland), Kieran Hannigan (Head of Scripted, Screen Scotland) and Sean Greenhorn (Screen Officer – Scripted, Screen Scotland).