Lindsay is a film editor, primarily working on the production of documentaries. After studying Visual Communication at The Glasgow School of Art with a specialism in Photography, Lindsay worked with on renowned photographer Emma Summerton’s team for over 5 years learning how to implement her training in lighting and digital content.
Lindsay has a wide range of experience cutting factual documentaries for BBC broadcast, exhibition films for National Museums, fashion films and TV commercials. Most recently, Lindsay has worked with Director Paul Sng on the feature film documentary ‘Tish’ which is set for release this summer 2023.
Lindsay is part of BAFTA Connect’s unique community developing opportunities for a wide network in the industry.
Tish Murtha’s images of those on the margins of society challenged and documented the inequality faced by working-class communities, and in equal measures celebrated what it means to be working-class.
TISH is a journey of exploration for Ella; a chance to elevate and preserve Tish’s legacy and tell the story of an artist and a woman outside of the mother that existed for her. The documentary will present an intimate exploration of Tish’s motivations and political views, the challenges she faced as a young working-class woman from the Northeast, and the value society places on working-class communities and artists.
The feature-length film is directed by Paul Sng (Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, Dispossession) and produced by Jen Corcoran (Hide and Seek) through Teesside-based Freya Films and Sng's Velvet Joy Productions, with cinematography by Hollie Galloway and The voice of Tish will be played by Maxine Peake.
Editor // Lindsay Watson
TISH will be released in summer 2023, funded by BBC, BFI and Screen Scotland.
Director Catherine Losing began filming this documentary short in the village her family had to leave in the 1940s. It began as an exploration of her feelings about being British with a Grandfather who fought for the nazis and a recent revelation that she has Jewish ancestors. It ended up being a celebration of the wonderful Ukrainian villagers who replaced her Black Sea German relatives.
The exhibition and film is in association with The Museum of Odessa Art and British Council Ukraine.
Director // Catherine Losing
Editor // Lindsay Watson
Sound Design // Matt Waites
Location // Sound: Ben Walker
Grade // Peter Oppersdorff : MPC London
This four part documentary series for BBC Scotland follows Craig Mathieson the founder of Polar Academy, an organisation which lifts secondary school children out of their comfort zones and drops them in the wilds of Greenland. This year Craig is taking 10 Scottish teenagers from Bathgate Academy, West Lothian aged between 13-15 as they embark on a life-changing expedition.
Executive Producer for BBC Scotland: David Harron
Executive Producer for Freak Productions: Hamish Allison
Series Producer: Chris Marks
Director: Jack Warrender
Co-director & Edit Producer: Charles Stuart
Editor: Lindsay Watson
Dubbing Mixer: Alistair George
Online Editor & Colourist: Florian Viale
Titles: David Marin
Graphics: Robert Charleston
Edit Assistants: Adam Borys & Grant Jamieson
Aerial Photography: John Duncan
Production Manager: Penny Davies
Production Assistant: Ruta Zulpaite
Narrator: Jamie Lee