I am a UK-based cinema consultant and John Brabourne awardee specialising in the areas of audience strategy, film distribution, film programming, fundraising, audience development and marketing. I work with organisations in the commercial, arts, film and culture sectors.
My work spans film exhibition and distribution. Recent projects have included researching the impact of COVID-19 on UK industry and audience development planning for the film exhibition sector, devising audience strategies for in-development feature films, creating growth strategies for cultural venues and festivals, and the distribution of feature films and documentaries into UK cinemas. I also work on project fundraising and have been contracted by cinemas to develop their film and events strategies or provide film programming and marketing support.
Outside of my ‘day job’ I am a member of the board of trustees of Queen’s Hall Arts in Hexham and part of the Stakeholder group for the research project ‘Beyond The Multiplex’. I am also a member of the Arts Marketing Association, an advisor on the BFI Film Audience Network’s Advice & Experience advisory scheme and I teach a programming and marketing module on Newcastle University’s MA in Film Studies.