Hi, I’m Islay. I’m friendly, enthusiastic and have a lot of energy to burn. My aim is to make it big in commercials and music video production, with a hope to work with the brightest and best in the industry.
I’ve worked on 2D, 3D and live action commercial productions, as well as interactive projects including website development and assisting with volumetric capture and promos for augmented reality apps. I was acting PM on the location day for a large-scale motion control project, receiving high praise from the producer, and I looked after the talent and assisted with cinemographs on a 360° culture film for Nowness.
I diary managed for the co-founders and ECD, and was looped in on discussions about setting up the company’s second office in Los Angeles. I helped with research tasks, put together action points from new talent conversations and learnt a huge amount about the world of advertising and film production, both in the UK and USA.
This position got me acquainted with over a hundred employees and a four-floor warehouse studio space.
I was thrown in at the deep end and given a lot of production responsibility due to the small size of the company. I assisted on many shoots, managed film deliveries and liaised with agency and clients, amongst lots of other production roles.
Part of the Study Abroad Program at the University of Manchester
First Class Honours Activities and Societies: Member of Life Drawing/Manchester University Art Society. Member of Open Media Society that hosts frequent showings of documentary films. Member of the PPE Society.