People

As well as the many freelance crew, artists and practitioners who work with Sorbier from commission to commission, the following people make up our core team:

Patsi Mackenzie

Owner / Company Director / (Executive) Producer

From the Isle of Lewis, founder and company director Patsi Mackenzie has a wealth of experience in broadcasting. She began her career with BBC Radio nan Gaidheal after she left school, and since then has worked in a freelance capacity for STV, the BBC, and independent companies in the UK. After several years as a producer, she established Sorbier in 2005. Adept at leading large production teams and overseeing projects from pitch to screen, Patsi enjoys producing factual and drama with like-minded directors, writers and editors. A forrner Gaelic TV presenter, she still works regularly as a voice-over artist, radio presenter and writer. She is actively involved with Cùrsa nam Meadhanan Gàidhlig (the Gaelic Media Course) at Scotland's Gaelic college, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye, giving regular master-classes in story-telling for screen and factual production. She is also pleased to be a recently appointed mentor on The University of the West of Scotland's Mentoring Programme, 2016.

Diane Maclean

Company Director / Development Executive / Programme Producer

Diane is a Company Director, Producer/Director and our Development Executive, for Factual. She joined the BBC in 1988 straight from university, and worked on a wide range of programmes over 15 years. Diane researched, produced and directed across several genres, including factual series such as Cracking Stories and Focal Point. She also worked across Europe for several years, on the award-winning European affairs programme Eòrpa.

Diane has worked extensively in television, radio, print and online. She is currently Head of Journalism and Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University.

In 2011, Diane produced and directed Sorbier's documentary Rèiteach (Betrothal). which was nominated in the 2012 Celtic Media Festival Best Factual Single Category. She also wrote and produced Sorbier's drama documentary Leasan sa Bhàs (A Lesson In Death).

Diane's latest docu drama, Bruadar a' Bhàis (A Dream of Death) was broadcast on ALBA in March 2016. She also produced and directed our warmly received documentary Balaich na h-Àirde (The Aird Boys) which is nominated in the 2016 Celtic Media Festival, Best Factual Single category.

Andy Fegen

Company Director / Freelance Editor

From Kirriemuir in Angus, Andy Fegen is a UK BAFTA award winner and Senior Editor. After several years with Glasgow facilities house Edit 123, he went freelance in 2007 and has developed a solid client base including the BBC, independents and corporate. Andy particularly enjoys working on factual programming, with strong narrative and bold directing. He has many flagship credits including Coast, The Culture Show, Horizon, Panorama, Location, Location, Location and Crimes That Shook the World: Fred & Rose West.

Recent credits include Winnie The Pooh - The Most Famous Bear In The World (Finestripe Productions for C4), My Kitchen Rules (7 Wonder Productions for C4), The Shopper's Guide To Saving Money (Ricochet Productions for C4); many BBC commissions including Storyville's The National Pet Service; America In Pictures - The Story of Life Magazine, Rankin's Pictures of South Africa, Mackintosh's Masterpiece - Glasgow School of Art, What The Artist Does All Day, Secret Knowledge; STV's strand of Glasgow's Murder Mysteries.

In 2000, Andy was awarded the UK BAFTA for Best Editing Factual for his offline work on the BBC's acclaimed Omnibus – Dudley Moore, After the Laughter, directed by Norman Stone and produced by Victor Lewis-Smith.

Andy has been central to Sorbier since the company began, editing many of our most successful projects and supervising all our post-production. He edits appropriate Sorbier projects from our Glasgow office when available, but works mainly in a freelance capacity. Andy can also provide dry hire of a wide range of editing facilities from laptop based AVID, to the highest level of broadcast HD suites.

Please contact Andy Fegen directly for details - tel 07711 370 123

Marion Macdonald

Company Director / Freelance Editor

From Bornish in the Isle of South Uist, Marion is a highly experienced craft editor who began her career with Grampian Television newsroom, before developing her skills across other genres. She has worked on a vast range of programmes for different clients, since she embarked on a freelance career in 2008.

Marion has edited some of Sorbier's most successful projects, including our children's drama Calum Dongle - nominated in the 2011 BAFTA Scotland Best Children's category, and in the same category in the 2012 Celtic Media Festival, as well as the docu-drama A Lesson In Death (Leasan sa Bhàs). Marion is currently editing a documentary produced for BBC ALBA by Patsi Mackenzie, for transmission in the spring of 2016.

As well as being a Company Director for Sorbier and editing key projects for us, Marion works as a freelance AVID offline editor able to work from any base. Recent credits include Creating the Kelpies, Noise Squad, and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip for the BBC, and STV's hugely successful Scottish Killers strand for BBC ALBA, STV & The Discovery Channel.

Contact Marion on the email address below.

Kerry Anne Macleod

Associate Producer

Kerry Anne spent a hugely successful year on placement with Sorbier via Sabhal Mòr Ostaig/University of the Highlands & Islands, working on a wide range of projects. She is now Associate Producer on our live BBC radio show, Mac 'ille Mhìcheil.