Adam and Mark first worked together on a stage play at the Edinburgh Festival in 2015 ‘3000 TREES’ which Mark Produced and Adam was cast in (Written by George Gunn & Directed by Libby McArthur).
Mark was introduced to Community Arts by Adam when they spent 12 weeks in HMP Shotts working with a group of men serving life sentences. They devised a new stage play that the men went on to perform for their fellow inmates. Since then Mark & Adam have continued to use their film/theatre experience to help affect positive change through their work with www.ccc.scot
Adam has 20+ years experience as a professional Actor both in Theatre and also screen.
In addition to Adam’s acting work he also teaches Acting in Scottish Universities and Colleges.
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Mark knew of Kirsty from her work on TV and film and after meeting for a coffee it was clear she was the perfect choice and was offered the role of Medium Jen.
As a professionally trained actor, Kirsty has worked in various areas of movie, television, theatre and voice over. During her training, she discovered a keen interest in the voice and realised her own vocal potential. As such, she chose to extend her actor training into certain specialised electives in vocal production and dialects.
Throughout her work as an actor, particularly in the area of voice over, her experience has allowed her to put a number of techniques to use in delivering exacting performances and developing character voices, where necessary; for example in her work with visual artist Rachel Maclean or when voicing Bedlam, the game created by Christopher Brookmyre and RedBedlam.
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Rachel is from Edinburgh and one of her first jobs was working as a Tour Guide in the Niddry Street vaults. Working frequently alongside spiritualists and mediums, Rachel gained an early appreciation, respect and fascination for their work. When Mark offered her the role of Michelle in Dreaded Light, Rachel was delighted to sink her teeth into such a complex character.
Rachel has worked in theatre for several years including:
8 seasons with Crossroads (formally Qdos) Pantomimes; Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Serena in Fame (KD Theatre - English Tour); Ruth in The Silver Sword (SellADoor UK Tour) & Goldberg/Julie/Tina in The Dream Train (Magnetic North).
Her Film and TV credits include:
Doctors (BBC); Isleanders (BBC Scotland) and Badla (Feature, Red Chillies Entertainment).
Mark’s first meeting with Lorraine was after booking a Medium reading with her using a false name as he always did when booking readings during research for the script development. The film wasn’t discussed or what Mark does for a living during the reading. The role of Medium Janis was initially planned to be an Actor with no connection/lived experience of the subject matter. By chance Mark discovered that Lorraine in addition to being an Actor was also a Medium and after meeting her for a coffee he decided to offer her the role.
In addition to playing the part of Janis she went on to become the ‘spirit’ consultant for the production and could often be found on set giving cast and crew mind blowing readings. Apart from helping Mark with his script development Lorraine also spent time with Kirsty answering questions and giving her insights that helped her bring the Medium character Jen to life.
Since graduating from RSAMD, Lorraine has appeared in various Scottish sitcoms and short films. Lorraine channels her natural performing energy into creating vibrant characters, switching effortlessly between exuberant comedy and making even silence powerful for drama. A firm advocate for women empowerment, Lorraine is part of Whitsherface a Scottish comedy group - and is also a two time TEDX speaker / performer.