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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProduction & Project Manager

About me

Producer and project manager with international experience delivering film projects for broadcast, digital and online platforms. Currently leading business development and internal resource management at multi-award winning London post production studio, working with agencies across UK, USA, Europe. Skilled in commercials, short film, music video, scripted & reality television, working from Pre-Production through to Post-Production. Passion for inspiring team-oriented culture and finding creative solutions to production challenges.

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • TV
  • Project Management
  • Resource Management
  • Post Production
  • Film Producing
  • Music Promo

Work history

Currently

Head of Colour Department / VFX Producer

Electric Theatre Collective

Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Manage colour grading department consisting of 3 senior film colourists and 6 support staff inside multi-award winning visual effects studio; responsible for HR, scheduling, billing, project management, resource management and new business - reporting directly to executive team across London and LA offices. Manage up to 15 projects at a time, overseeing full post production workflow including project scoping, budgeting, timeline management, and approval processes through to final delivery and air date. Collaborate with external partners to deliver finished campaign that meets client brief and expectations across multiple platforms including Broadcast, Print, and Digital for UK brands such as Google, Apple, Adidas, Nike, Sky, Virgin, Jaguar, and many more. Work with internal stakeholders and other heads of departments to better manage risk, streamline workflows that improve overall company operations.

2016

Directors' / Production Agent

Rogue Films/Carnage

Nov 2015 - Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Manage UK sales strategy, client service and pre-production workflow and project scoping for international roster of commercial film directors in the UK/European advertising market. Manage timeline of shoot dates between 7 different directors schedules and identify potential schedule conflicts and prioritise project requirements and deadlines. Manage workflow of pitch presentations from ideation, creative planning and execution to enable agencies to deliver to TVC Broadcast, Film and Digital platforms, for brands such as Ambrosia, Jaguar, Lipton, Lloyds Bank and for agencies such as AMV BBDO, adam&eveDDB, McCann, Spark44, Mother, Wieden & Kennedy. Write and Design effective and visually impressive pitch decks that meet client briefing. Lead pitch presentations and project scheduling towards first point of sale.

2015

Post Producer

Saints Editorial

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full Time
  • Manage post-production schedules of broadcast/web campaigns for eight film editors at once, while lead resource management of company wide workflow and mentoring/supervising all eight assistant editors. Project manage and support full post-production process from offline edit, colour grade, conversion to various digital platforms, VFX requirements to final delivery. Lead all phases of development, design, quality control, deployment and maintenance while managing all incoming opportunities. Ensure each project is under budget, brand guidelines and all client expectations are met before delivery. Once delivered, reconcile budget and invoices with external suppliers, archive complete data storage.

2015

Associate Producer

Radke Films

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Freelance
  • Lead story editor of short documentary film, producer of written transcript, final story and offline edit. Led initial funding and festival submission.

2013

Producer

Soft Citizen

Jun 2012 - Sep 2013
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Freelance
  • Oversaw entire production and collaborated with director on live action short film. Sourced initial funding, managed production budget, schedule, full cast and crew while providing creative input and immediate solutions. Also led PR / marketing during festival participation. Director: Yael Staav.

2014

Directors' Agent

Radke Films

May 2012 - Aug 2014
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full Time
  • Lead sales strategy for commercial representation of a world-class international roster of film directors. Manage all incoming briefs, asses requirements and consult with lead production manager on pre-production schedule and project scope. Lead sales pitch and treatment design of directors’ vision and production goals. Manage and communicate client expectations and consult with production team on how to best meet client brief. Lead cross continental sales to promote production services to European & UK brands and companies, while strategizing with partners and executive producers on sales goals and targets.

2013

On-Set Script Supervisor

NBC Universal

Oct 2011 - Feb 2013
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Freelance
  • Manage script continuity of live hidden camera episodes, ensure story points are met in live taping and that all camera details, action points and footage is recorded and communicated to lead story editor. Liaise with director and story producers on how to best meet each narrative beat during filming, and create shot list of B-Roll footage for 2nd Unit shoots. Record all information from camera department, lighting, wardrobe and make-up department to ensure shoot is continuous with locked script. Follow and match all scripted material page by page. Shows: Scaretactics, The Listener, Lost Girl, My Life with Boys, and others.

2009

Producer's Assistant - Film

Moxie Firecracker Films

May 2009 - Sep 2009
  • United States
  • Internship
  • Assisted executive producer Liz Garbus on award-winning documentary film Bobby Fischer Against the World. Led location scout for interviews, transcribed footage and assisted in all pre-production duties travel requirements for shoot in Iceland.

Education

2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BA) Interactive & Visual Design

Ryerson University

Sep 2008 - Apr 2011
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Specializing in production and screen writing. Lead organizer and host of the Ryerson Annual Film Festival