Jacqueline Smith

Managing Director

Jacqueline Smith trained at the BBC and has been making television programmes for 20 years.

Specialising in factual documentary, she has produced films for major strands and landmark series including Horizon, The Planets, Modern Times, Tomorrow’s World and Newsnight.

Jacqueline leads on Heirloom’s major video projects for government, charity and corporate clients.

She has won a number of awards including a BAFTA, as well as RTS and Broadcast nominations.  To every production, she brings her experience, creative flair and talent for telling a great story.

Anna Marriott

Senior Producer

Anna Marriott spent 9 years as a News and Current Affairs producer. She began her career at STV, working as a producer and reporter on Scotland Today and Scottish Passport.

After moving to the BBC, she joined the news team on Reporting Scotland and then became a Senior Producer on Newsnight Scotland and the BBC’s election coverage.

She then spent 3 years as Media Manager for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, where she handled their media campaigns and coverage, and brought their video production in-house.

Anna joined Heirloom Media in 2011 as Senior Producer.  She is an accomplished shoot-editor and also leads on our PR consulting and media training work.

Ally Bhatia

Shoot/Edit Producer

Ally Bhatia began his training at the University of the West of Scotland, winning the Best Experimental Film award in two consecutive years.

He continued in London at the Met Film School and Soho Editors, qualifying as a Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro and training to Advanced level in Adobe After Effects.

After working on contract at a number of post-production houses in London and Glasgow, he won a place on the GenUp scheme for emerging digital talent, run by the BBC and Channel Four.

Ally joined Heirloom Media in 2011.  He is a talented all-rounder, with a particular focus on graphics and post production.

Recently, Ally was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA New Talent award for ‘Editing’ for his work on the short film WAITRESS (2015).  

Tim Dowse


Tim Dowse joined Heirloom in 2013 with seven years experience in television and non-broadcast video production.

Tim graduated with a PhD in Molecular Biology from Imperial College before switching careers to work in television, where he has worked at the BBC and other independent production companies on specialist factual productions. Among his non-broadcast work, he has produced a range of short-form video documentaries centred on issues affecting people with disabilities.

Catherine Grant


Catherine Grant handles our admin and enquiries and generally makes sure everything is running smoothly.

On larger projects, she assists with research, props, travel and logistics.

A trained audio typist, she also produces timecoded verbatim transcripts for clients who have accessibility and subtitling requirements.