Glasgow-based indie Firecrest Films has made two senior appointments after securing investment from the Channel 4 Indie Growth Fund.
Iain Scollay and Mark Roberts are joining as joint Creative Directors to help grow the indie and expand into new genres with programming for a wider range of broadcasters.
The pair have worked closely together for three years in their previous roles at Mentorn, including jointly exec-producing Channel 4’s The Jihadis Next Door.
Last week, it was announced that Firecrest became the first company outside of England to be backed by the Channel 4 Growth Fund.  At the time Nicole Kleeman, Managing Director of Firecrest, said that the investment would allow her to make a number of senior appointments and expand the range of genres in which Firecrest operates.

Scollay who was Creative Director of Mentorn Scotland and Head of Documentaries for Mentorn Media, executive produced Saddam Goes to Hollywood for Channel 4 Specialist Factual and Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me for BBC Four. 
Prior to Scollay’s arrival at Mentorn in 2013 he was one of the founders of Scottish independent, Matchlight.  
Roberts who was Creative Director of Mentorn Media, makers of Question Time for BBC One, Robot Wars for BBC Two, oversaw a portfolio of programmes including, Free Speech for BBC Three, Chicken Shop for Channel 4, and Angry, White and Proud for Channel 4.
Prior to joining Mentorn, Roberts was Head of Factual at One Born Every Minute indie, Dragonfly.

Staff Reporter

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