Mast-Ard Studio was established in 2009 by Calum Angus Mackay, former director at BBC Scotland, and original company co-director of MacTV.
Based in Stornoway on the Isle Of Lewis, Mast-Ard Studio is part of a vibrant Independent production community - primarily generated by the Gaelic language channel, BBC ALBA.
With over 25 years experience across all media Calum Angus Mackay has directed and produced numerous award winning documentaries, and is a recipient of a Greirson award, a Celtic Media award, and multiple short listed category nominations.
As a small company 2019 has been Mast-Ard Studio’s most productive and ambitious year. The return of a hugely popular travel show series filmed in Ireland – The Wild Atlantic Way, with Anne Lundon. The key production of the year was The President’s Mother – The Story of Mary Anne Macleod Trump. With massive global appeal this feature documentary idea secured International co-production funding, via TG4 Ireland, plus the rare backing of Cineflix International TV distributors. Three versions were produced, including a cinematic 75min duration to secure UK film tax credits.
The company’s ambitions are to continue strengthening international media links, and the confidence to ensure that strong Scottish stories can compete well on global platforms, through continued broadcast support providing employment to a strong and talented team.