Andrea Calderwood

Andrea Calderwood began her career as a freelance production manager and location manager in Scotland, and also ran the independent company Crash Films, producing documentaries, short dramas and music videos. She went on to become Head of Drama at BBC Scotland from 1994 – 1997, where she was responsible for commissioning series and feature films, including Hamish Macbeth, The Crow Road, Gillies Mackinnon’s Small Faces and John Madden’s Oscar nominated Mrs Brown. As Head of Production at Pathe Pictures (1997-2000), Andrea was executive producer of 8 feature films, including Oliver Parker’s An Ideal Husband, Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher, Michael Winterbottom’s The Claim, and teen horror The Hole.
Andrea is now producer and managing director of independent film and television production company Slate Films, which joined forces with Potboiler Productions (The Constant Gardener) in 2009. Her producer credits with Slate Films include Mike Figgis’ experimental digital film Hotel; Shane Meadows’ Once Upon a Time in the Midlands, selected for Director’s Fortnight at Cannes 2002; Cargo, premiered at Sundance in 2006; and Kevin Macdonald’s The Last King of Scotland, winner of 3 BAFTAs and the Oscar for Forest Whitaker in 2007. In 2007-8, Andrea produced HBO’s acclaimed mini series Generation Kill, a first hand account of a group of US Marines spearheading the 2003 invasion of Iraq, with Company Pictures.
Andrea has been vice-chair of Film at Pact, a former governor of the National Film and Television School, and a former board member of Scottish Screen.

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