Simon Fildes and Katrina McPherson – The Time It Takes


Posted October 17th, 2013

Katrina McPherson and Simon Fildes founded the independent production company Goat specialising in multidisciplinery arts projects, documentary film and dance on screen. It is a vehicle for the award-winning creative team of Katrina McPherson (choreographer/director/producer) and Simon Fildes (editor/visual artist/producer).

McPherson and Fildes are recognised in Scotland and internationally as leading artists in the field of video dance. Both separately and as a team, McPherson and Fildes have considerable experience in the artistic, commercial and broadcast arenas.

McPherson is an award-winning video-dance maker whose work is highly regarded on both a national and international level. Over the past 15 years, Katrina has combined making video dance with directing television programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.

Fildes’ wide ranging technical and creative skills have enabled him to work in technical support, new media, project management and commercial editing and he is a much sought-after editor of video-dance and arts documentary films. He has given public talks on their work from Aberdeen to Buenos Aires, Den Haag to Sydney, Beijing to Brighton.


About The Time It Takes

the time it takes
to arrive
to live
to make a land
to find
to fall
to settle in
to work
to build
to seize the day
to journey
to be happy
to make a story
to dance
to pick up the pieces
to laugh
to sing a song
to love
to grow
to bury the dead
to lose
to uncover the past
to walk
to imagine the future
to leave
to return
the time,
it takes

Dance artists: Rosalind Masson, Simon Ellis, Dai Jian
Camera: Katrina McPherson
Editing: Simon Fildes
Music: David Lintern & James Weaver
1st A.D. & digital workflow: Sabine Klaus
Production Assistants: Ben Estabrook & Tanja London
Production Runner: Mairi Thomson
Seamstress: Ciorstaidh Monk
Colour grade: and mastering : Jim Allison
Dubbing mixer: John Cobban
Thanks to: Andy Mackinnon, Paul McCallum, Ronnie Mackinnon,
Ceolas –,
Stòras Uibhist-,
Polochar Inn –,
Eilidh; Issy & Sylvia McPherson, Kirstie Simson
Music tracks: “Firehills” & “Mont E”.
Shot on location: Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Funded by Creative Scotland & Goat Media
Directed and Produced by Katrina McPherson & Simon Fildes


Further information on the POOL Video Dance Night can be found here



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