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Amy Banks

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About me

Amy Banks is a 1st Class BA (Hons) Degree graduate in Practical Filmmaking from the MET Film School, Ealing Studios, London, specialising in Producing. Amy works freelance in both film and theatre working as a Producer on independent short films, online commercials, ads and music videos. In addition, she works as both a Production Assistant, Production Co-ordinator and photographer for feature, commercials and online content for clients such as Historic Royal Palaces, Getty Images, East Creative and W11.

Skills

  • Events
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Production Assistant
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Producing Short Film
  • Production/project Management
  • Premiere Final Cut Pro 7
  • Production Organisation

Work history

2018

Sales Associate

Celsius Entertainment

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Working for Celsius Entertainment as Sales Associate/Intern in London. A company specialising in the international distribution and financing of independent feature films. Working in the department of Acquisitions and Sales for at least four months job requirements included: Research and analysis of the film industry, marketing, festivals, box office numbers and performances of both global and in-house films. Preparation for film markets including the Berlin Film Festival, Hong Kong Film Market and Cannes Film Festival. Reading and evaluation of scripts through script reports and discussions with management over new material. General office administration.

2017

Producer - Film

East Creative

Mar 2017 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working alongside artists and musicians to create content for social media, festivals including ‘The Mighty Hoopla’ and music videos. Handling contracts and communication with cast and crew, scheduling production, and working closely with the East Creative team to develop the vision for their artists.

2016

Dec 2016 - Dec 2016
  • Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, UK
  • Freelance
  • Photograph and edit photographs of Kensington Palaces 2016 Christmas decorations and Victorian lantern workshops for the Christmas online campaign for 2017.

2017

Production Co-ordinator

iStock by Getty Images

Nov 2016 - Aug 2017
  • Barbados
  • Freelance
  • Handling contracts and communication with cast and crew on an international scale both in London and Barbados, scheduling production, reccing locations and working closely with the cultural relations department in Barbados, organising transportation, hospitality and equipment.

2016

Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
  • East Molesey, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Create and edit online commercial/archival video for the Historic Royal Places in conjunction with Past Pleasures ltd on a new commissioned dress of Elizabeth I from the Ditchley Portrait. HD - 3mins

2016

Freelance Production Co-ordinator

W11

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Create, deliver and programme (QLab) over 50 original AV projections containing stock footage from British Pathé and the suffragette movement and animation created in a variety of Adobe Software programmes for a new commissioned opera ‘The Price’ performed at the Post Theatre Hammersmith.

2016

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Handling high profile clients and liaising with art galleries, production companies and government bodies Contracts and communication, administrative skills, scheduling.

2016

Production Co-ordinator

iStock by Getty Images

Mar 2016 - May 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Handling contracts and communication with cast and crew, organising transportation, catering and equipment.

2015

Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Handling high profile clients & liaising with Marketing & Education Departments - Assisting workshops & high profile events, Front of house, supplying box office figures for events

2015

Documentary Videographer & Production Co-ordinator

Love to Sing Holidays

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
  • France
  • Freelance
  • HD - 4mins - Commercial/Documentary - Directed by Amy Banks & Susan Moore - A variety of short videos documenting the experience of professional opera singers performing Dido & Aeneas and Carmen in the South of France, Provence. Director and camera operator Co-editor Scheduling Liaise Equipment Companies Co-ordinating logistics and administration with the Le Val community Secure Release Forms

2015

Production Manager

LFS

Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • HD - 14mins (approx) - Short Film - Directed & Written by Christopher Manning - Jamie and Ben meet just by chance on a train. In the brief moment of their encounter, Jamie will have to decide to follow his friends or Ben, with the possibility of a more liberated future. (Currently in Post-Production) Job details include: Prepare Script Breakdown Advise on Shooting Schedule Assist Producer & Production General Errands Recce Locations & Co-ordinate with Locations & Council Co-ordinate Transportation/Movement Orders Secure Release Forms

2015

Production Assistant

Escape Films

Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • HD - 1.13mins - Commercial - Directed by Laura Evers John - A family safeguarding project advertisement for the social services teams now working under one roof at the Hertfordshire County Council. Job specifics include the following: Scheduling & Emailing - Call Sheets/Scripts/Schedules/Release Form Copies for Distribution Breakfast/Lunch & Additional Equipment Pick-ups General Errands

2015

Juror & Judge

ESFF

Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • European Student Film Festival 2015 Juror/Judge Job details include: Review, Rate & Grade films in competition for selection process of awards

2013

Volunteer VIP, Donor and Corporate Office

Sundance Film Festival

Apr 2012 - Apr 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Sundance London 2012-2013 VIP, Donor & Corporate Relations Office London O2 Arena Job details include: Handling high profile clients & working with the Board of Trustees, Assisting in managing high level Individual Donors, VIP guests, Corporate Sponsors & Donors Schedule timetable events & supply VIP Packages & Tickets

2011

Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Identify and secure Senior Level Executives and Managers for project briefs. Book board level appointments with individuals.

2010

Finance Administrator

Office Canopy Group

Jul 2008 - Jul 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Summer job between July 2008 - July 2010 Archiving BACS/Cash/Cheque allocation Client Contact/Telephone/Email Credit Control/Credit allocation Customer records maintenance Post room duties Purchase Ledger/Spreadsheets

2006

Administrator

Glyndebourne

Jul 2006 - Jul 2006
  • Glyndebourne, Lewes BN8 5UU, UK
  • Internship
  • Work Experience - 2 weeks Box Office Marketing Office Administration Production/Props/Wardrobe Stage Management/Rehearsals/Orchestra Technical Theatre

Education

2014

Practical Filmmaking

Met Film School

Oct 2012 - Oct 2014
  • Ealing Studios, London W5 5EP, UK
  • 1st Class BA (Hons) Degree in Practical Filmmaking at the MET Film School, Ealing Studios, London.

Awards

2016

  • Winner of the Alternative Spirit Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival for the short film Jamie 2016.

2016

Anchorage Runner Up Short-Shorts

Anchorage International Film Festival

  • Anchorage Runner Up Short-Shorts for the short film Unleaded.

2015

Seattle International Film Festival: Best of the Fest 2015

Seattle International Film Festival

  • Seattle International Film Festival 2015 Unleaded short film listed in the catergory 'Best of the Fest'

2015

Watersprite Cambridge International Student Film Festival 2015: Audience Award

Watersprite Cambridge International Film Festival

  • Unleaded (2014) Short Film Winner of the Audience Award at the Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival 2015, chosen by viewers at the festival screenings. https://www.facebook.com/Unleadedshort

2015

  • Accolade Global Film Competition Merit Award for the short film Unleaded