Melissa Blackburn, Watershed Producer

Melissa Blackburn


Melissa is a Watershed producer on South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), which support creative technologists across the South West. SWCTN has about 600 members across the region, and runs yearly research fellowships and prototype development for SW creative technologists. Melissa works on the data fellowship programme, supporting our 24-strong data fellowship and upcoming data prototype teams.

Before this, she spent 10 years working as a documentary filmmaker specialising in oral history, worked on the first iFeatures microbudget film scheme, and for three years was CEO for the anti-slavery film charity Unchosen. She’s interested in how the creative industries can drive social change, do things differently, and make the world a better place.