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Job Title: Documentary Filmmaker in Residence
Building: St John's Land, Holyrood Road, University of Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
Having graduated from Glasgow University in Anthropology and Hispanic Studies, Lindsay completed a Masters in Visual Anthropology in Manchester, where she started documentary filmmaking. Her first film, Obrigada, was shot in Brazil and was screened at festivals in the UK, France and Brazil, and was nominated for the Premier Award at the Insight Film Festival.
Lindsay has gone on to produce and direct award winning documentaries, as well as work in production on feature films, TV programmes and commercials. The short documentary she directed in 2008, Irene (http://www.mindreel.org.uk/video/irene), was Bafta-nominated and awarded Best Documentary at Palm Springs. It has won several other awards, screened in competition at numerous festivals, and has been broadcast internationally.
Last year Lindsay directed and produced Rob Drummond: Wresting, a documentary shot in Glasgow and Orlando about wrestling for The Arches Theatre. In the same year she also directed her first TV commercials and directed and produced a number of corporate and promotional videos for the Hebrides Ensemble.
Lindsay is currently shooting her third feature film EPK and has a number of long form documentaries in development, including The Island Bus (http://islandbus.wordpress.com), set in Greece, and Family Rwanda set in Rwanda.