Avril Evans

Director/Creative

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About me

An award winning Director/Senior Creative of short form content and films, originating and directing high profile promos and campaigns including a CBBC RE BRAND - filming key CBBC talent, JOY OF TEXT, RIP OFF BRITAIN, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and BOOGIE BEEBIES. For nearly 10 years Avril worked as a Director/Senior Creative at BBC, Red Bee Media, winning Promax awards for outstanding work. Avril freelances in creative agencies and broadcasters and has worked for BBC Worldwide, Eastenders, UKTV, OHTV, Endeavour Communications and Scripps Network Interactive.

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Skills

  • Directing
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Camera
  • Directing Actors
  • Treatments
  • Script Writing
  • Short Films
  • Video
  • Web

Work history

Currently

Senior Creative

Scripps Network

Mar 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

2018

Director - Film

BAFTA & BFI

May 2017 - May 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • A year-long programme of BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew masterclasses + networking events across the UK + exclusive online Q & A' s with expert film practitioners.

2017

Director - Film

BBC3

Mar 2017 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Feature documentary, short-listed for a Hive/BBC3 Competition

2017

Director - Film

Modern Tales

Mar 2017 - Jul 2017
  • Freelance
  • Modern Tales provides professional development for BAME, women and emerging diverse filmmakers. The goals are to: Support diverse voices through innovative creative story development. Promote effective audience engagement strategies that give diverse filmmakers crucial competitive edge. Encourage inventive entrepreneurship that enhances market penetration and a stronger foothold in the industry.

2017

Promo Producer

BBC Worldwide, Eastenders Online, Endeavour Communications

Jan 2013 - Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Avril continues to freelance in creative agencies and broadcasters and has worked for BBC Worldwide, Eastenders, OHTV, Endeavour Communications and Scripps Network Interactive.

2010

Director - TV

BBC Eastenders:E20

Apr 2010 - Sep 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Avril was commissioned to direct 18 x 1 min drama films for EASTENDERS:E20.

2012

Senior Producer/Director

OHTV

Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • In charge for the overall creative direction and strategy for the TV channel conceiving and executing campaigns, short form and long form content and programmes.

2009

Promo Director

BBC/Red Bee Media

Jan 2001 - Dec 2009
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • For nearly 10 years Avril worked as a Director/Senior Creative at BBC, Red Bee Media, winning Promax awards for outstanding work. Originating and directing high profile promos and campaigns including a CBBC RE BRAND - filming key CBBC talent, JOY OF TEXT, RIP OFF BRITAIN, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and BOOGIE BEEBIES. During this time, driven by her passion to tell fresh stories with an unflinching point of view and captivating images, she wrote and directed short films.

Education

1998

BA (Hons) Communication and Media

London College of Communications

Sep 1995 - Jun 1998
  • London, United Kingdom
  • BA (Hons) Communications and Media, a degree about media and culture in a contemporary context. It develops critical thinking and practice through an in depth study of the role that media, cultural and creative processes play in shaping today’s world. The degree draws on a range of new academic perspectives and combines them with the making of media, such as film, photography, journalistic writing and web-based content. Emphasises on creativity, innovation, exploration, discovery, and collaboration.

Awards

2009

European Business Award for Innovation

European Business Awards

  • 2009 European Business Award for Innovation - CBBC “Beats” Campaign

2008

Urban Media Makers Film Festival USA - Best Short Film

Urban Media Makers

  • 2008 Winner Urban Media Makers Film Festival USA - Best Short Film (Playground)

2007

Berlin Talent Campus

Berlinale

  • 2007 Berlin Talent Campus

2007

Think. Shoot. Distribute

British Film Institute

  • 2007 BFI Lab Think. Shoot. Distribute

2007

Promax Silver USA & UK

BBC

  • 2007 Promax Silver USA & UK - CBEEBIES: Boogie Beebies - Best Kids Category

2005

Promax Silver UK

BBC

  • Promax Silver UK - UKTV: Antiques Roadshow