Carina is a Scottish-Algerian filmmaker, writer and musician based on the Isle of Arran. She works across a variety of creative fields, which greatly influence each other. Shaping narratives whether in documentary film, prose fiction or songwriting.
Carina holds a BA in Digital Film and Television from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her films, focused within creative documentary, have won various awards including the John Byrne Award and have screened internationally.
Carina is often self-shooting and editing. She was selected as a ‘New Voice’ in 2021 by the Scottish Documentary Institute and is a current participant in Film in Mind’s supervision group of emerging filmmakers. She is currently working on her first feature documentary, Session Zero.
Carina has an MLitt in Creative Writing with distinction from the University of Glasgow. Her work has accompanied an exhibition at Soft Opening Gallery and featured in publications by Middelground Magazine and The Alchemy Experiment. She published the book Machado: A Berber folk tale, which is the first English translation of Algerian, Berber folk stories and is currently working on her debut novel.
Carina has been writing songs for over ten years and is currently the bassist and key songwriter for Glasgow Indie-Rock band Blip.