New Staff - Russell McGovern - Technician Glasgow Office.‹ Back to News


We continue our series of getting to know the newest members of staff at Artem, in this edition we find out a little bit about Russell our SFX Tech in our Glasgow Branch.


Hi Russell tell us a little bit about yourself…….

I live in Glasgow, I'm an ex Glasgow School of Art (Fine Art Photography) student and graduated in 2004. I've worked in the Industry since 2007 mainly in Art Departments doing various jobs from Graphic Design, Prop Making, Scenic Painting up to and including Art Directing. I joined Artem in April 2016 after freelancing with Artem for two years.

 How did you find out about Artem?

I found out about Artem working alongside them on various shoots in Scotland, the first time was on "Vallhalla Rising"  (Dir: Nicloas Winding Refn, 2008)

Since you have been at Artem what has been your favourite project you have worked on? T2 Trainspotting (Which is out in UK Cinemas now!)

 When not at Artem what do you do in your free time?

 Photography & Painting

 Tell us about your role at Artem

 I work in the Glasgow office working on Film & TV shoots doing floor effects and some prop making.

 -         Oooo tell us a surprising fact….One of my paintings features in "Filth" (Dir: Jon S Baird, 2013)

 Do you have any advice for someone wanting to get into the industry?

Don't give up!!


Here is Russell (Middle) with London Matt (Left), Scottish SFX Tech Robin (next to Russell) and London Aaron (next to Robin) on the set of 'Sunset Song'