Profile

An educational leader, communicator and strategic thinker. Creative and technical abilities in the areas of film and television production, content development and identifying and commissioning new talent and short films.
Known for being an innovative educator and trainer.
Keen to explore new ways to develop film and television training in China and new content for the global marketplace.
Adam Mcilwaine
  • Qualifications

    • M.A. , Middlesex University, - 1992
  • Experience

    • October 2004- May 2017 Head of Screen, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
    • September 1999 – October 2004 – Head of Television Operations Cardonald College
    • September 1994 – September 1999 – Lecturer Television Operations Cardonald College
    • September 1992 – November 2004 – Freelance editor and producer
  • Research interests

    • Mobile media content
    • Short filmmaking
    • Content development
  • Articles

    • Practitioner, not researcher.
    • Short Films as Executive Producer
    • • The Scribbler (2014) Dir: Kurosh Kani (BAFTA Scotland New Talent Winner Best Editor)
    • • Hannah (2013) Dir: Michael Crumley (BAFTA Scotland New Talent Winner Best Screenplay, Best Original Score)
    • • The Groundsman (2013) Dir: Jonnie Blair (BAFTA Scotland New Talent Winner Best Editor, Best Fiction)
    • • The Taxidermist (2011) Dir: Charlotte carden (Winner of the Celtic Media Festival Torc for Best Drama, BAFTA Scotland New Talent Winner Best Editor)
    • • My First Spellbook (2011) Dir: Gavin Laing (Winner of the Royal Television Society Scotland Award for Best Drama)
    • • Room 9 (2010) Dir: Carlo D'Alessandro (Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama)
    • • Choreomania (2009) Dir: Louis Paxton (Royal Television Society National Award for Best Drama)
    • • Uncle Fergus (2008) Dir: Fiona Hay (Royal Television Society Scotland Award for Best Drama)
    • • Hikikomori (2006) Dir: Paul Wright (Scottish BAFTA Winner - Best New Work)(Nominated for an Orange British Academy Award Best Short Film)
    • Award Nominations (Producer)
    • • Scottish BAFTA nomination Little Criminals Dir: David G. Scott (2002)
    • Notable Work (As Editor)
    • Little Criminals (2001) Dir: David G. Scott
    • Beyond The Highlands Dir: David G. Scott (Scottish Television 2002)
    • Wireburners Dir: David G. Scott (BBC Scotland 2003)
    • Noteable Work (As Producer)
    • Little Criminals (2001) Dir: David G. Scott
    • The Clarkston Disaster (2004) BBC Scotland
    • Notable Work (As Executive Producer)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra tour of India as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games celebrations (BBC Learning/Education)
    • Uhte, (short Opera film) BBC Scotland, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Noteable Work (As Director)
    • Blasts From The Past (European Music Archaeology Project) European Union Cultural Programme
  • Proceedings

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  • Books, monographs, compilations and manuals

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  • Chapters, cases, readings and supplements

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  • Conference presentations

    • Mobile Content Conference Las Vegas (2008) Performing Arts for Mobile Media
    • British Council China 2010 Educating the Inter-disciplinary Artist for the 21st Century
    • Edinburgh International Film Festival Forum 2009 Mobile Media Content Development
  • Grants

    • €325,000 from European Union Cultural Programme (2013) European Music Archaeology Project (EMAP) (Total Project Grant €3.25million)
    • £5000 Glasgow Science Centre/Stirling University (2011) Project: Waiter There’s a Computer In My Soup – Research and performance project involving innovations in computer technology and communications.
  • Professional service activities

    • • Member of BAFTA New Talent Juries (2004-6)
    • 2002 – 2004 – Production consultant The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
    • 1999 – 2003 Consultant Scottish Qualifications Authority
    • • Member of the Scottish Broadcasting Consortium for Further Education Television Training
    • • Chair and Co-Founder of the Real to Reel Short Film Festival 1994 - 2004 (Glasgow)
  • Courses taught

    • COM220 History of Broadcasting
    • COM203 Adaptation Across the Media (co-delivery)
    • COM002 Foundation in Creativity
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 81884920
  • Email

    Adam.McIlwaine@xjtlu.edu.cn
  • Address


    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    Suzhou
    P.R.China
    215123