Earthing Project

The Earthing project is a year long collaborative exploration in response to nature and experience. Palmer, McKinnon, Dermatopoulou & Shaw are a collective of filmmakers, performers and artists who collaborate with other artists from diverse disciplines.


Rebecca Palmer

Rebecca is an actor, writer, and filmmaker. She spent her childhood in the woodlands and riverbanks of the Borders and then ran to the city. Rebecca is drawn towards liminal characters and stories that explore what seduce and splinter us. As an actor her work includes Summer in the Shade, The Thing That Ate The Birds, This Filthy Earth, Intimacy, Comfortably Numb and Flytopia. As a filmmaker she co-directed and created Earthing Project, Dead Wood and wrote and directed the short film Flori.


Morag McKinnon

Morag is an award winning Scottish writer and film director based in Edinburgh. She won Scottish BAFTAs for directing Donkeys, co-directing the feature documentary I Am Breathing and a BAFTA and sixteen international awards for her short film Home. Morag also received another BAFTA as one of two directors on the acclaimed television series Buried.

Morag teaches on the Kinoeyes course at Napier University and at Edinburgh College of Art. She has several feature and documentary projects in development, including When Fish Begin to Crawl, with award winning composer and producer Jim Sutherland.


Nadia Dermatopoulou

Nadia is a visual artist hovering between audio visual interactive installations and filmmaking. She has showcased her work in galleries and film festivals internationally. Most recently, she contributed a video to Roger and Brian Eno's album Mixing Colours played during their international tour. Now she is in the development stage of her debut fiction short film.


Matthew Shaw

Matthew is an artist, author, composer and producer.

Atmosphere of Mona, a book of poetry and photography was published by Annwyn House in 2020. In 2021 Matthew worked with Shirley Collins & Brian Catling on Crowlink. An EP was released in July 2021 by Domino Recordings. The Crowlink audio installation premiered at the Barbican followed by a week at Charleston house in Sussex.