Andrea Calderwood began her career in freelance production in Scotland, producing documentaries, short dramas and music videos with independent company Crash Films, before being appointed Head of Drama at BBC Scotland in 1994. At the BBC, she commissioned several hit TV series and mini-series, as well as the feature films SMALL FACES and the Oscar-nominated MRS BROWN (1997). She then joined Pathé Pictures as their Head of Production, executive producing eight feature films including Oliver Parker’s AN IDEAL HUSBAND (1999), Lynne Ramsay’s RATCATCHER (1999) and THE CLAIM (2000).
Through her own production company, Slate Films, Andrea Calderwood’s producer credits include Mike Figgis’ experimental digital film HOTEL (2001); Shane Meadows’ ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE MIDLANDS (2002); Kevin Macdonald’s THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (2006) (winner of three BAFTAs and the Oscar for Forest Whitaker); HBO’s acclaimed GENERATION KILL; I AM SLAVE (2008), directed by Gabriel Range and written by Jeremy Brock; two series’ of David Kane’s THE FIELD OF BLOOD for the BBC; and Eric Steel’s forthcoming fly fishing documentary, KISS THE WATER (2013).
Slate Films joined forces with Potboiler Productions in 2009.
Calderwood is currently producing A LITTLE CHAOS (2014), directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts.