Behind the Screen with filmmaker Kieran Howe

Interested in starting a career in the film and TV industry? Screen Scotland’s new content series Behind the Screen aims to shed light on how a variety of Scotland-based filmmakers got to where they are today and what they love about working in the Scottish screen sector.

We aim to showcase the wide selection of roles within the film and TV industry and emphasise that everyone is welcome within Scotland’s thriving Screen Sector.

In this episode, we hear from Glasgow-based filmmaker, Kieran Howe. Kieran got started in the film and TV industry over 10 years ago when he joined GMAC Film's Summer School programme. Having previously thought the film and TV industry was inaccessible for people like him, the programme proved to him that there was a place for him with the Scottish screen sector and provided him with the opportunity to make his very first short film.

Having taken part in a number of GMAC’s programmes including the BFI Film Academy and Youth Team, Kieran now works for Forest of Black, an award-winning, independent production company based in Glasgow, living his 14-year-old dream of making films every day.

We speak with Kieran about his experience at GMAC Film, why he loves working in the Scottish screen sector and the advice he has for others wanting to follow in his footsteps.

More information about GMAC Film and the programmes it offers filmmakers and young people across Scotland can be found on their website.

Scotland needs many more skilled people to meet the challenge of increasing volumes of screen production and other screen activities. Visit the Skills and Talent section of our website for further details about the opportunities and programmes available to help kickstart or progress your career in the screen sector. Follow us on Twitter for the latest film and television opportunities in Scotland.

To find out more about Kieran and his work, visit his website: