Carolynne Sinclair Kidd

Carolynne produces Drama for Hopscotch Films and is currently running the Scottish Shorts scheme with Digicult and financing the feature film Boyracers, a co-production with ChannelX. Her production ENLIGHTEN UP! with Robert Florence and Iain Connell was broadcast on the BBC in June. 

Carolynne started life as a production manager on leisure series such as The Big Country for the BBC and Ride On for Channel 4, but has for the past 14 years been concentrating on fiction, via short films, features and tv drama. As a producer, her short films have screened at festivals throughout the world and won many awards including a Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for Daddy's Girl. Her TV dramas have played to both critical and popular acclaim, as well as winning many awards and nominations throughout Europe, including the Prix Italia and the Rose D’Or. She has worked as a line producer on several low budget HD features, and as associate producer and script editor on The Acid House written by Irvine Welsh and directed by Paul McGuigan.

Most recently, Carolynne produced two of Joern Utkilen’s short films, Little Red Hoodie and Asylum, both for Film 4 and is currently working with co-producer Matthieu de Braconier on Joern’s first feature film, again with Film 4. Her first credit as a radio producer came in 2011 with the comedy series Ruby for Radio Scotland, written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary. This last credit had a nice circular feel to it, taking Carolynne back to her youth when she was a trainee at Moray Firth Radio in Inverness, singing jingles and presenting a show containing lots of dark, difficult and depressing goth music. She is now a much happier person.

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