Creative Collaborators



We wouldn't be in business without the creative freelancers that support our work. From project managers, to drone operators, we have a fantastically vast pool of people that contribute to our client collaborations. 


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Audrey Opdycke-Barnes

Our producer, Alex, met Audrey when they both started working with the CreativeMornings/EDI chapter. Audrey writes copy for us, including several pieces on our site and pitch documents for clients. 

“I'm a Scottish-American, with professional background in everything from the arts and engineering, to business management, communications, and computing. I apply my knowledge, experience, and training to developing advertising concepts and strategies for clients. Doing so alongside my masters studies in Intercultural Business Communication, has allowed me to not only develop skills and networks further, but also to stay engaged with what I am passionate about. That is, writing about and celebrating the great work of fellow creatives and entrepreneurs."

Tali Bowers

We've known Tali for a long time, and were delighted when a project came along that we could work on together. See Tali's performance and choreography in the Watgood music video here.

I have been dancing since I was around 3 years old. I’m now a 2nd year dance student and an aspiring choreographer. My choreography tends to be inspired by the visual: how we as humans connect with something through our eyes and what effect that has on us. I have a keen interest in dance on screen and working with High Tide has given me a glimpse into the artistic and professional work I hope to become part of."


Ellie Morag

We first met Ellie through the fantastic Creative Edinburgh community. She's a delight to work with and has photographed us working behind the scenes with clients.

I’m Ellie and I’m a photographer based in Edinburgh. I work with brands and agencies where I ‘shoot portraits, look-books, fashion editorials, street style, model portfolios, brand campaigns, behind the scenes stills and events. There is something about photographing people and creating imagery that I can’t get enough of; I love stories. I also really enjoy documenting behind the scenes too, capturing moments of production and creation that aren’t ordinarily seen. I love being surrounded by this. I’ve lived and worked in London, New York and Atlanta and can’t wait to see where my adventures take me next."

Niamh McKeown

Niamh is our go-to director, and we work with her on highly stylised or complex projects. She's full of ideas and great fun to have around. 

I'm an emerging writer/ director based in Edinburgh. Since graduating from Edinburgh Napier University last summer, my graduate film ‘Good Girls’ has screened at ESFF, Underwire, Australia’s Flickerfest and is to screen at Belfast Film Festival this April. The film was one of the winners at the GSFF & Scottish Creative Media Network Schools Day. I'm currently working on my next short, Farmland, with Alex from High Tide, who is the producer for the film. I'm also working commercially with High Tide on some of their client collaborations." 


Andrew Glen

Our producer, Alex, met Andrew whilst working on a commercial project with another company. He showed her his drone work and she was really impressed. Now we work with Andrew whenever our clients need drone content. 

“My name is Andrew Glen and I am the drone pilot for Maddison Productions Aerial Media Services. I'm very passionate about what I do and I love my job. I have been operating commercially since August 2017, and have enjoyed working with some great clients so far. I look forward to the future and working with many more."

Simon Toner

We worked with Simon who composed a score for our short film "Hidden Door: Bringing The Leith Theatre Back to Life". He's wonderfully patient person, and take everyone's opinions and feedback on board throughout the course of a project. 

“I am an Edinburgh-based, bassist, composer and teacher. I like to adapt contemporary, electronic, traditional and orchestral styles. I am part of a Scottish network of musicians, filmmakers and creatives, and I actively seek opportunities to expand this network both locally and internationally.  Recent film work of a busy couple of years of 15 short films includes, “Good Girls” directed by Niamh Mckeown and “Avoiding the Unexpected” directed by Olivia Middleton and Leon Brehony. I have recently finished working on a jazz film score in collaboration with my New Orleans jazz band Tenement Jazz Band."


Callum Boath

Callum is our go-to addition camera assistant and operator. He usually helps us at busy events and and is a brilliant addition to our team. 

“I’ve always had an interest in people. Having worked in the third sector, mainly in community engagement, you hear these great stories about the area and the people that live there. Although I work less in the charity sector now I still try to keep that human narrative in the films that I make and I feel that’s something that High Tide strive to do as well."

Briana Pegado

During particularly busy periods, Briana helps us with everything production related and is often the designated production manager on our sets. 

“I am the Founder and Director of the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF), a social enterprise that supports public access to the arts and youth access to the creative sector. In November 2017, I was named one of 30 Under 30 Inspiring Women in Scotland by YWCA Scotland - the Young Women's Movement, for my work supporting the creative industries. I currently consult at Custom Lane, Scotland's Centre for Design and Making as their development officer. Alongside this work, I am a co-founder of Povo; a new consultancy or ‘conductancy’ creating and thinking in Edinburgh using design thinking as a method to engage with companies and organisations stuck with their creative process. She is also the speaker coach for Creative Mornings Edinburgh."