Nice things people have kindly said about me....
"Not only is Karen a really lovely person, she is excellent at both producing and production managing. Everything is thoroughly organised making shooting a breeze. I can't recommend her highly enough, she is brilliant."
Emma Reynolds, Director
"We’ve had the pleasure of working with Karen for the past 12 months on our new YouTube channel, and her talent, work ethic, attention to detail and personality have been invaluable in helping create content we are all proud of. Karen’s organisational and budget management skills were paramount in making a relatively small amount of money go farther than we thought possible and her creative eye helped mould our content into something that helps further develop our 60 year old brand.
"My only reservation about writing this reference is I am helping her find work elsewhere, whereas we secretly hope she can stay eternally available for our production needs!"
Rob Molloy, Director of TV, Guinness World Records
"Karen Gilchrist recently worked for me as the producer on Lorraine's Last Minute Christmas - a one-hour Christmas cookery special for BBC2. It was a challenging programme commissioned relatively late in the day so we had to bring a brand new together a team very quickly. Karen was a fabulous team leader and is extremely enthusiastic and hard working, with excellent managerial and organisational skills. She is very creative - both in terms of her producing and writing skills and also finding solutions to problems. She was particularly effective at managing the budget and scheduling and running the production team. Karen also took the lead in liaising with the various BBC departments including press and publicity, trails and the web team. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Karen and I look forward to working with her again very soon."
Steve Smith, Exec Producer, Running Bare Pictures
"Karen has helped the Freewheelers Theatre Company for many years in many different ways. She has led discussions and projects, built and maintained our website, created newsletters, filmed, sound recorded and written funding bids. Above all she has been a kind and inspiring friend to all of us. Karen has a great understanding of the many issues around disability. She is very artistic, very patient, very sensitive, and very good fun to be with. All she has done for us, she has achieved with breathtaking speed and without complaint!"
Viv Colvill, The Freewheelers Theatre Company
"I've worked with Karen on a number of different projects - both broadcast and non broadcast and would wholeheartedly recommend her. She's got great ideas, is incredibly efficient and proficient, and has fantastic people skills which enable her to work with a diverse range of people in all kinds of situations."
Rosa Rogers, Director
"I absolutely love working with Karen. She's a wonderful producer and production manager, not to mention a top class Edit Producer. She's brilliantly organised, hugely creative and great fun. I can't recommend her enough!"
Duncan Hart, Editor
"When we brought Karen in to help us create 20 hours of content for the new Guinness World Records: OMG! YouTube Channel I immediately breathed a sigh of relief, (not just because we desperately needed a Production Manager on the project) but her experience, creative ideas and even more creative ways to use our budget were such a fantastic addition to the team, I can't imagine the project without her!"
Robert Waddilove, Head of Strategy, Across The Pond
"For the past year Karen has been producing my film The Dog and The Palace. The project received the Inspire Mark from LOCOG. She is a very efficient and creative producer who is hard-working and supportive, whilst pushing for the the best result, both on time and on budget. She has helped to source locations, cast actors, and is always willing to pick up a camera or do a little editing if it helps. Karen was able to source crew easily for this film, and it's been great to work with such a talented producer. "
Gary Thomas, Artist and Film-maker
On the set of The Dog and The Palace, at Lancaster House