Carina is a Scottish-Algerian filmmaker, writer and musician based in Glasgow. 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 enjoys all stages of production and is often self-shooting. Beyond filmmaking, Carina has curated films for Dardishi Festival and has been a filmmaking mentor at GMAC Film.
Carina has an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. Her work has accompanied an exhibition at Soft Opening Gallery and featured in Middelground Magazine. She published the book Machado: A Berber folk tale, which is the first English translation of Algerian, Berber folk stories
Carina has been writing songs for over ten years and is currently the bassist and key songwriter for Glasgow Indie-Rock band Blip.