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Frank Goes Back to School - Employability Event in Glasgow

Posted on February 19, 2019 at 3:05 PM

Award-winning GLASGOW film-maker FRANK McGOWAN is set to return to his old high-school for an event to help inspire future creatives.

Delivered in partnership with Founders 4 Schools, the employability and entrepreneurship event this week will see students aged 16 – 18 matched with local business owners for a series of motivational talks, mock interviews and mentoring.

McGowan, who found success in television since leaving St Roch's Secondary School in North Glasgow 1994 and founded his own award-winning film company Bad Pony Media, has joined the programme and is enthusiastic about its impact to the next generation of business leaders.

He said: "It’s important for us to help connect the dots for students interested in a creative career, or any career in fact – as we each have a responsibility as entrepreneurs to give back and help guide new talent to resources and information that could well help shape their future.”

McGowan added: “It was strange walking through the doors after some 20 something years. It felt like I'd never actually left!"

Gillian Ferguson, Employability Coordinator for St Roch’s Secondary School in Glasgow, said: “It’s amazing to have entrepreneurs like Frank come in and answer questions for students and help them on their road to employability and choosing their career.”



Top Hats Short Film Enters Production

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 5:15 AM

I'm really excited to share with you all, news that my next project shall be TOP HATS - written by my good friend and fellow producer M.J. Martin. The short film project, based on an original idea of the same name from 2008, enters production this weekend in Glasgow - filming across three days in the North of the City, and will have an October 30th 2018 release at selected theaters.


Art direction will be by the phenomenal RON GREEN, and once again I am thrilled to be working with DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN MCEACHRAN and the talented CHERYL HOWARTH providing the score.

Look out for news and social media updates over the coming weeks.

Instagram - Thank You!

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 4:15 PM

Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to fans and followers on Instagram who have connected with me over the last few months - your support truly means the world!

If you haven't already connected with me (it's really me, honest!) - please join me over at for a look at, among other things; classic TV, music, movies, 80's nostalgia, and the behind the scenes of things at Bad Pony Media in Glasgow.

Don't forget to also check out for music news, and for official updates, news and opportunities with Bad Pony Media.

Can Do Filming Project Completed

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Following a successful 12 weeks of filming with students from City of Glasgow College and Possobilities in North Glasgow, the Leonard Cheshire 'Can Do' film project has wrapped.

The hotly anticipated documentary, which follows the journey of young disabled people on the 'Can Do' project, focuses on "an exploration of the issues surrounding homelessness while profiling organisations that work every day to eradicate it".  It features candid interviews with service providers in Glasgow, including The Marie Trust, Emmaus, Shelter and Police Scotland, and individuals from all walks of life who have been, or are currently effected by homelessness. 

'Just People - a Can Do Film' will be screened 7pm on 27th June @ Possobilities in Glasgow, and at the 'Can Do Awards' celebrations on 27th July 2018. For more information and tickets, please contact [email protected], or call 07525 617 771.

Click here for behind the scenes photos.

Christina Littleson Show - Pulse FM 98.4

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to the Christina Littleson Show on Pulse FM 98.4 this afternoon! The Listen Again is now live, and available here for those who missed it.

It was great to finally meet Christina (after so many years of admiring her film work) - and to have a blether about my current creative projects with Bad Pony Media and Leonard Cheshire.  Big thanks to my awesome pal Amanda (pictured) for coming along with me as my chaperone! It's always fun to hang out with Amanda, and this day will be especially memorable for the banter and laughs with the wee Elmo we found in the Green Room and that lovely, lovely jukebox (check out our pics here!).

Thanks once again to fellow guest Katy Jordan, who has some wonderful stuff going on which you can check out here.

EDIT: Congratulations since the show went out last week to the two winners of the 'Eric and the Bunny Boilers' tickets for The Flying Duck in Glasgow. Thanks to Pulse FM for the shoutout!