PIGOTT | BAFTA SCHOLAR 2021
Rowan grew up in Hackney, East London. After graduating from the University of Glasgow with a MA First Class Hons. in 2016, Rowan was selected as one of 12 trainees for the Grierson DocLab, which began her career in the industry. Motivated to work on themes of political and social relevance, Rowan worked as an Assistant Producer at Panorama and a Producer at BBC Current Affairs. In 2019, she was working in investigative journalism at the BBC, when Rowan received funding from BFI DocSociety for her short documentary ‘Never Actually Lost’. Rowan describes this experience as “one of the happiest and most exciting times in my life and confirmed my desire to work as a director.” She believes that the most sustainable way to make impactful creative documentaries is to work between academia and the film industry.