Anya Cinnamon Machin

Creative Director of film

Level
Mid Level
Location
Manchester, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I'm a dynamic and versatile individual with extensive experience study into the film, a focused and proactive person adopting a motivated and positive approach. I possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to adapt to any situation and prioritize tasks. Key assets are my strong attention to detail and a natural facility to work under pressure, a coordinated, naturally attentive and versatile individual. I’m a 22-year-old female from South Yorkshire. I finalized my Filmmaking (BA HONS) degree at Manchester school of art graduating with a first-class honors degree in July 2019. ​ Following finalizing my degree I’ve been working on multiple short films and tv shows like “pavement” directed by Jason Wingard and produced by Hannah Stevenson who both directed ‘Eaten by Lions’, my job roles being (running, art department and costume design). The new TV show “Get Even” where I worked alongside CBBC and Netflix as (Location Marshall) and a new CBBC show in which I was 3RD AD and “So Awkward” directed by Jason Wingard where I got to work alongside the director for a day as well as running. All while having my own short films “Prey” and “Off the record” feature as the official selection finalists at Lisbon film festival 2019, Official selection at first-time filmmakers 2019 and 2019 Liftoff sessions Finalist.

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Skills

  • Videography
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Music Videos
  • Directing
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Colour Grading
  • Cinematography
  • Photography
  • Davinci Resolve
  • Directing Film

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • B

    Bruntwood

    • T

      The Prologue Publications

      • C

        CBBC

        • M

          Manchester Metropolitan Universirty

          Work history

          Currently

          Head of Festival Programming

          Manchester Metropolitan Universirty

          Jan 2019
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Manchester school of art production company “Move Film Collective” head of Film Festival programming team.

          2019

          Get Even - Location Marshall

          CBBC & Netflix

          Oct 2019 - Oct 2019
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Get even is a british teen thriller series, focusing on a group of teenage schoolgirls who expose bullies within there school. I had the honour of being offered to work on the set of Get Even a tv show aired on BBC and Netflix, I took on the role of location Marshall working across 5 locations in total over a 12 hour period. Get even set showed me how a large scale tv show production goes down and the ins and outs of how everything’s runs within a television set, on the particular day I was shooting we was doing the outdoor shots mainly drone footage. My main job as location Marshall was to stand outside particular buildings and homes liaising between both the public and the crew, explaining to the public what we were working on, how to watch it and what we needed from them, there were few times throughout this experience where I had to take it into my own hand to defuse the situations where the public became annoyed with what was happening, I decided to work closely with the public on this day and try to reason with them at all times, explaining why e needed them to stay in there homes both for health and safety and so we could get the correct shot within our time slots at each given location, all while ensuring I get them in and out of there homes when they need to. Throughout this day I had many opportunities to bond with cast and crew on set and make some great contacts for the future, I learnt a lot on this set and found my feet working within a television set in which I hadn’t had the opportunity to work on beforehand.

          2019

          So Awkward (Season 6) - AD Team

          CBBC

          Sep 2019 - Sep 2019
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • So Awkward is a UK Drama based on three smart ad socialy awkward teenage girls going throughout school, tryig to make sense of life and boys, this project wasa huge eye opeer for me as something that will stay with me for a long time, I tured up to an abandoed school at 7am and was amazed to see that the etire school had been reovated into a set (school) although within the basement rooms they had re created sets of large scale homes ad buildings, living rooms and bedrooms, gardens for me this was absolutly incredible to see as this was one of my first up close experiances workig on a television set. I was extremly greatful to get to work on this CBBC/BBC set for So Awkward as I worked alongsde the director jason wigard for his short film pavement he had invited me to join him for the day and shadow him as a part of the AD team, this was a brilliant oppertunity where i sat alongside the director for the duration of the day watching how he directed on set, i learnt alot from him, his patience, his humour, how he conencted with his cast and crew and that is something that you simply cant learn within ane ducational setting you must experiance it first hand. Throughout this day I connected with the crew all who gave been in the industry for a long time, I mainly stook with the director although the script writer really opened my eyes and was extremly helpful in explaining toi me what steps i needed to take within my own career to reach my goals, giving me groups to join etc to further my careear. Throughout the day I also got the oppertuity to bond with the peroducer and get the chance to work alongsode the cast getting them ready for there next scene, ensuring they had everything they needed and kew what the director needed from them. I'm extremly greatful for this oppertunity and getting an insiders look at how the tv industry works, i got the chanec to work alongside the art deparment and see there future plans, I joined the crew towards the end of the serise and for the crew this was a sad time as the cast were to be graduating high school that means the next serise would be following high school meaning they would leave the set behind, i was honoured to get to see the set and work alongside everyone before it ended.

          2019

          Jul 2019 - Aug 2019
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • It’s been an absolute pleasure working on "Pavement" a short film brought to the screen by Jason Wingard, Award winning director of Eaten by Lions & Producer Hannah Stevenson Working alongside actors Steve Evets (Pirates of the Caribbean, Robbin hood, Looking for Eric) and Liz white (woman in black, life on Mars etc.) has been such an incredible and humbling experience that I’ll never forget. The past few days have been long but completely worth every moment, having the opportunity to work on costume, art department, running as well as having the opportunity to work with the actors calling action for certain senes and actors has been the greatest experience, tackling a very emotional and powerful subject of homelessness throughout, we had many passers by who believed this was a real scenario and attempted to get involved was so beautiful and humbling to see, you people restored my faith in humanity wholeheartadly. The film focuses on the epidemic of homelessness in the UK - partially funded by the Uncertain Kingdom project, This project barely scratches the surface of the real life social issues represented in the film, but hopefully it can be used as a tool to inspire change and create conversations around this taboo subject.

          2019

          Director or Gallery Show

          Manchester Metropolitan Universirty

          Jan 2019 - Feb 2019
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Freelance

          2019

          Production Company

          Move film Collective

          Oct 2018 - Jul 2019
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • My job role within the production company was festival programmer and the move film collective festival at home cinema manchester - in charge of advertising, marketing, films

          2017

          Art Instillation

          Bruntwood

          May 2017 - Jul 2017
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Freelance

          2017

          Online Marketing (Cinematography & Editing)

          The Prologue Publications

          Oct 2016 - May 2017
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Part Time
          • At the Prologue publications, I was in charge of the online marketing, cinematography and editing working alongside Little Apple Co. The prologue is a publications outlet allowing children to create their own free personalised stories. My speciality within the business comes in four parts social media, cinematographer, researcher, and editor. The types of content being: vlogs, blogs, photographs, multi-cam shoots, graphics, quotes, top tips, news, gifs and podcasts, this is giving me a huge variety of knowledge.

          Education

          2019

          1st Class Honours

          Manchester School of Art

          Sep 2016 - Jul 2019
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Filmmaking (BA Hons) Degree

          2016

          Distinction* Distinction* Distinction

          Barnsley College

          Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
          • Barnsley, United Kingdom
          • Film & Television Course

          2013

          8 G.C.S.E's including Maths, Science and English

          holy trinity barnsley

          Sep 2006 - Jul 2013
          • Barnsley, United Kingdom

          Awards

          2019

          OFF THE RECORD

          The Lift Off Sessions

          2019

          2018

          OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE ME

          UK CineFest 2018