Callum Macrae Writer and filmmaker

Callum Macrae is a BAFTA and Grierson nominated film director and writer known for films on human rights and in defence of the disenfranchised. He has made films in the UK and around the world, including Iraq, Japan, Haiti and several in Africa, covering wars and conflicts in Cote D’Ivoire, Uganda, Mali, and Sudan.

He’s won many awards including two Royal Television Society, two One World and an Amnesty award in the UK as well as the Columbia DuPont and Peabody Awards in the US. Last year he gained a Scottish BAFTA Special Achievement Award. For the past two years he’s been named by Broadcast Magazine as one of the top three directors across all UK TV genres.

Before working in film he was an art teacher and a political cartoonist. He was Scottish Correspondent of the Observer for three years during which he won the Bank of Scotland Campaigning Journalist of the Year award. Before all that he was, for two years, a dustman. He is married with two children.