Angus Mackay:

With 20+ years of industry experience, Angus MacKay our Creative Director, started Corran Media in May of 2009. Angus started of his career as a picture editor at the Scottish Media Group in 1992. He spent 7 years at SMG working on many different projects gaining experience in Drama, Factual and commercials.

In 1999 Angus left SMG and spent 10 years as a freelance editor and post production consultant. During this time Angus worked for Studio Alba were he provided editorial and design services. He also cut his first feature film Seachd that was shot on the Isle of Skye. During this time Studio Alba acquired the first Smoke HD Suite in Scotland allowing Studio Alba and Angus to push their creative output to a new level.

At the beginning of 2009 Angus started Corran Media. Since starting the company Angus has acquired a vast client list from BAFTA winning producer Chris Young to BAFTA winning director Don Coutts.

Some of Angus’ Credits:
Transatlantic Sessions     – Editor (4 Series’)
Original King of Daytime – Director
Jonathan’s Army              – Director
Seachd, The Inaccessible Pinnacle – Editor
Katie Morag – VFX Artist & Digital Colourist (Series 1)

Paul Martin:

Born in Edinburgh and brought up in Aberdeen, Paul moved to Stornoway for the latter part of his early life and education. An interest in every aspect of technology from a young age, he picked up a keen eye for photography and film in school years. Through constant practice and improvement Paul gained an invaluable foundation in composition and colour, allowing him to quickly acquire skills as a Colourist and Camera Operator after joining the company.
Meeting through a mutual interest in music and photography in the last two years of secondary school, Paul and John Murdo began to collaborate on small photo and video projects together. These projects allowed them both to gain great experience filming and photographing a vast range of subjects from weddings and music videos to short films and small commercials, constantly learning in the process.

The summer of 2013 was the beginning of Paul’s professional career. After being given the opportunity to shoot some production stills on the set, he, along with John Murdo were taken on as a trainees in the camera department of the award-winning children’s drama series Katie Morag. As the series drew to a close Paul was introduced to Angus, who was working in post-production on the program at the time. After some discussion and discovery of mutual interests and an opening at the company, he was taken on as staff shortly after.

Through working on programs such as Katie Morag, and Bannan, Paul has had the opportunity to work with and learn varied high-end camera systems such as the Sony F55, Canon C300, Arri Alexa and a thorough knowledge of our own RED Dragon systems. Having been a self-professed camera nerd, he takes great pleasure in working with the very best tools in the trade and creating great images with them.

Paul has since learned a great deal through experience and progressed to being a digital colourist, camera technician and focus puller for the company, being able to thrive in a creative and technical environment.

John Murdo Macaulay

John Murdo our resident film nerd was born and raised in Point on the Isle of Lewis. If he isn’t out in his obnoxious orange car or staying up late to watch the Oscars he is probably 30,000 ft in the sky collecting air-miles.

With a passion for photography and film, John Murdo and Paul both started filming wedding videos and corporate events locally during their final year at school. This proved to be invaluable experience for John Murdo as he was able to learn his craft and gain experience behind the camera. After finishing school John Murdo studied computing for a year during which he was camera assisting on Katie Morag. Shortly after finishing college he started at Corran.

Since joining Corran JM has been pretty busy. From camera assisting in Gambia to shooting a documentary pilot in South Africa, JM has been heavily involved behind the camera at Corran. In 2017 JM cut his first 4 part programme The NC500 directed by Callum Angus MacKay proving his keen interest and ability in editing. More recently JM has been the trainee director on BBC Alba drama Bannan. This was a very exciting opportunity for him where he learned an invaluable knowledge of directing and story telling. This experience hopefully leading to a career as a Director.

In February 2018, JM won ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Film’ for ‘Mar a Thachair do Dh’fhear a Sgur a Dhol Dhan Eaglais’ at the BBC Alba FilmG awards. The film was also screened at the Glasgow Short Film Festival.