Stu­dent follows in lec­turer mum’s foot­steps

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

The daugh­ter of a col­lege lec­turer is fol­low­ing in her mother’s foot­steps af­ter grad­u­at­ing with a HND in cre­ative in­dus­tries and TV.

Alix Jamieson, from Aberdeen, be­gan her love af­fair with the sub­ject af­ter her mum, act­ing and per­for­mance lec­turer Vicki Jamieson, gave her sets of au­dio tapes as a child, which the bud­ding di­rec­tor went on to mem­o­rise and per­form.

The 20-year-old, who grad­u­ated from North East Scot­land Col­lege yes­ter­day, said: “Ever since then, I have wanted to be a writer and a di­rec­tor.

“I took to film­ing my own home movies par­o­dy­ing films I had watched.”

The bud­ding di­rec­tor has since won an award for her 10-minute mock­u­men­tary on the Beast of Buchan, from the Bel­mont Film­house in Aberdeen.

The Beast of Buchan, a phantom cat which prowls the coun­try­side, has been a main­stay in Aberdeen­shire folk­lore since the 1930s.

Miss Jamieson added: “Film has al­ways been an es­cape for me.

“At school I was al­ways quite an anx­ious per­son but, af­ter study­ing film, some­thing that I have al­ways loved, I have been able to grow as a per­son.”

The film-maker is now tak­ing her love of film to Ed­in­burgh, where she will be study­ing fur­ther at Queen Mar­garet’s Uni­ver­sity to take her next step into pro­duc­tion and per­form­ing.

She added: “I’m ex­cited to get the chance to pro­duce films that mir­ror real life and per­haps ex­plore things that I am pas­sion­ate about, such as telling peo­ple’s sto­ries and wildlife con­ser­va­tion.”

Alix Jamieson was in­spired by mak­ing home movies

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