 I’m currently in 📍Belfast

 I’m staff at Queen's Film Theatre where I create and implement strategies to attract younger audiences.

 I’m a Young Consultant for the British Film Institute

 I founded New Notions

 I’m researching a PhD, part-time


Project Showcase—NEW NOTIONS

It’s an experiment—a story production studio. I founded New Notions in 2016, since then have launched;
 a pop-up cinema
 a feature length film
+  more soon

Heck, let’s see

I write articles on cinema on Medium here .


Aaron Guthrie graduated from Film & Television Production BA at University of Westminster, London. He’s originally from Donegal, Ireland.

He founded and is currently producing New Notions— a production company creating factual stories and cinema events.

With New Notions he produced Boat Builders a feature length documentary based on characters and archive film of Belfast’s shipyards funded by Northern Ireland Screen.

He’s currently staff at Queen’s Film Theatre where he creates new strategies for attracting young audiences in line with BFI Strategy 2022.

He has advised the development of a yearly conference on cinema exhibition This Way Up in Liverpool 2018 and December 2019 edition in Nottingham.

At This Way Up 2018, he gave a talk about changing cinema audience behaviour illustrated with a landmark example of behaviour change—when cars entered our city streets.

At This Way Up 2019, he gave a short talk on creating a new brand for young audiences work at Queen’s Film Theatre called LUMI. And led a discussion on the theme of resilience for popup and community cinemas.

His current interests are investigating ideas of impact through documentary film, cultivating new audiences + data.

Aaron is a member of Centre for Documentary Research at Queen’s University, Belfast.