I’m currently in Belfast and;

 I’m researching a PhD, provisionally titled: Keeping it Real: Non-fiction film and the shaping of Ireland's capital city 1922-2022.

 I’m producing cinema events and films with New Notions.

 I’m a factual TV development researcher at Darlow Smithson in Belfast (an Endemol Shine company).

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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


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.

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

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.

He’s currently advising the development of a yearly conference on cinema exhibition This Way Up in Liverpool 2018 and its forthcoming 2019 edition.

Recently he talked about changing cinema audience behaviour illustrated with a landmark example of behaviour change—when cars entered our city streets.



‘Boat Builders’ selected to screen in Queen’s Film Theatre at Belfast Film Festival, 2018.

‘Boat Builders’ selected to screen in Bean Bag Cinema at Pull Focus Documentary Film Festival, 2018.

Special Mention: ‘Mr. Duncan’ short drama. Royal Television Society Student Awards, London.

Editing Craft Skills: ‘Mr. Duncan’ short drama. Royal Television Society Student Awards, London.

‘Westminster Films scoops the most nominations at the Royal Television Society Awards’. Read >

Highly Commended Drama: ‘Lily & the Revolution’ short drama. Royal Television Society Student Awards, London.

Lily & the Revolution, Selected for Screentest at the National Student Film Festival, London.