XpoNorth Live! 2017 Team

Take a browse at our XpoNorth Live! 2017 team...



The Mentors


Alan de Pellette

Alan de Pellette - Director

Alan created the long running BBC football comedy, Off The Ball, directed the original stage play of Still Game and helped develop Chewin’ The Fat. His first short film, The Aficionado, was part of the UK Film Council 8½ scheme, mentored by Peter Mullan.




Siobhan Synnot

Siobhan Synnot - Broadcaster and Journalist

Outlets Siobhan writes for include BBC, ITV, BAFTA, with articles and columns published by the Scottish Daily Mail, Scotsman publications, Sunday Times, The Guardian, Trinity Mirror Group, Independent, Herald, Woman, and The Herald Sun. She has also served on film juries, including BAFTA, Deauville, and Edinburgh, chaired Q&As, produced award-winning radio, and run workshops.



Kate Smith

Kate Smith - Producer

Kate is a freelance TV producer, writer and teacher who has made programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and STV across factual, entertainment and comedy. She's a seasoned developer of programmes and has also taught television development and production to college and university students for ten years.




Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray - Director of Photography

Andrew started at the BBC TV film unit based at the famous Ealing Film Studios and since he has worked on everything from Drama to Music Videos and Documentaries to Corporate Videos. As a freelancer he has worked for all the major broadcasters and many of the large production companies.




Matthew Cowan

Matthew Cowan - Creative Director, Production Attic

Matthew is Creative Director of Production Attic, producing corporate videos by day and short films by night ...or whenever he finds the time.





Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy - Video Producer, Production Attic

Matt (“Murphy”) completed a BSc (Hons) in Audio Engineering & Media Production and went on to pursue a career as an AV Technician, Sound Recordist, Editor and Camera Operator. He operated as a Freelancer in the Broadcasting and Media industry in and around the Glasgow area for four years before joining the team at Production Attic as Video Producer.