Close up on our team

Ian Brown

Managing Director

Ian launched INDY in 2010 to bring cinema back to local communities and help grow audiences by offering the latest releases and crowd-pleasing films at top quality screenings. He brings 17 years of experience in the film industry ranging from engineer to union representative with BECTU, the UK’s media and entertainment trade union, and cinema management to film festivals. Ian is passionate about extending INDY’s range of unique services and working as champions for cinema to bring back power to independent cinemas large and small throughout the country.

Favourite film – Grosse Point Blank

Carmen Brown

Director / Head of Finance

Carmen left a 13-year career in retail management and finance in London and Edinburgh to help build INDY and lead our in-house finance department. A lifelong fan of cinema, she brings her commitment to customer care and financial expertise to the company and thrives on meeting new challenges. Whatever the task at hand, whoever the client, the bottom line for Carmen isn’t just making sure the figures stack up for our clients, it’s about helping your business run more smoothly and easily.

Favourite Film – X-Men: First Class

Pete Johnson

Head of Operations

Pete’s 15-year cinema and film career has included a variety of management roles and coordinating premieres for the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He was headhunted to lead 20th Century Fox’s northern UK marketing and promotion activities, forging new relationships with the media and independent cinemas. A subsequent move into theatrical sales helped to develop his astute sense of the marketplace and sharp negotiation instincts, key skills that now benefit INDY’s clients and audiences throughout the UK in his role as our Head of Operations.

Favourite Film – Top Gun

Jim Matherson

Cinema Touring Manager

A former senior projectionist at two of Edinburgh’s major cinemas, Jim joined our team in 2015 as a touring projectionist. As a fan of film from childhood, pursuing a career in cinema gave him the ideal opportunity to mix pleasure with business. Over the past 13 years he has developed and honed his cinema skills and technical expertise. Most recently Jim has been promoted to INDY’s Head of Touring and now leads our Touring Circuit and Content Distribution activities.

Favourite Film – Jurassic Park

Fraser Edmond

Technician / Projectionist

Some kids plaster their bedroom walls with posters of pop stars; Fraser covered his with pages from film magazines. The hours he spent in his hometown cinema growing up propelled him towards an engineering degree and then to his first job in the industry as a projectionist. A seasoned professional, Fraser joined the INDY team in 2011. He brings over 15 years of technical experience, from working at major multiplexes to art house venues. Since joining us, Fraser has been responsible for setting up over 20 part-time cinemas across the UK.

Favourite Film – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Craig Waddell

Technician / Projectionist

Having worked previously for many years with INDY’s founder Ian Brown, Craig jumped at the chance to become part of our expanding team in 2016. Growing up in a remote town in the Highlands, a local pop-up screening was one of his first experiences of cinema. Craig brings his extensive cinema industry experience to our specialist Film Festival, Events and Touring Circuit activities. As an early convert to the magic of cinema, he is delighted to be sharing his skills to help transform local venues in all kinds of settings.

Favourite Film – Guardians Of The Galaxy

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