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Dillon Mapletoft

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsScreenwriter - Runner - Script Editor

About me

I recently graduated from Cambridge University with a Distinction in Film & Screen Studies and a Double First in Spanish & Portuguese (BA). I am interested in development, production and writing opportunities for film, television and screen media.

Skills

  • Academic Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Script Analysis
  • Screenwriting
  • Script Development
  • Script Coverage
  • Script Reader
  • Assistant
  • Film Production
  • Filmmaking

Work history

Currently

Script Reader

The Ink Factory

Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I regularly produce chapter breakdowns and coverage reports across film and television, specialising in the thriller genre.

Currently

Script Reader

Baby Cow

May 2017
  • Freelance
  • I regularly produce detailed coverage for a variety of genres across film, television and novels.

2017

Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Provided coverage across multiple formats in collaboration with the producers of The Night Manager. Researched in-house development ideas and edited promotional packs for distributors. Attended meetings and carried out all office running tasks, big or small.

2016

Assistant Production Coordinator

The Cross Border Project

Sep 2015 - May 2016
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Internship
  • Managed diaries and company accounts. Liaised with charities and exhibition centres, composed applications and press portfolios for international theatre festivals. Learned to speak fluent Spanish.

2015

Apr 2015 - May 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Built relationships with agents; gained on-set production experience on ad shoots. Researched and secured the location for a high-profile music video. Organised large two-day casting and ran the casting as stand-in for the director.

2013

Assistant Producer

Araruna Films

Jul 2014 - Nov 2013
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Freelance
  • Developed scripts for promotional videos and documentaries in Portuguese and English. Gained hands-on experience filming and assistant directing promotional videos for high-profile brands. Subtitled short films; adapted treatments into English; translated company website.

2014

May 2014 - Jun 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Redesigned the digital filing system of the entire house development slate (118 films from 60 different production companies). Prepared detailed coverage across film and television projects in collaboration with senior producers. Participated in development meetings and provided editing feedback for test screenings.

Education

2017

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Film & Screen Studies

University of Cambridge

Aug 2016 - May 2017
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Graduated with a Distinction, ranking top in my entire year. Several of my course essays, including my final thesis on Nicolas Winding Refn, have been successfully submitted for publishing.

2016

BA Hons Spanish and Portuguese

University of Cambridge

Aug 2012 - May 2016
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Graduated with a Double First and received the Hispanist Prize for top student of Spanish. Was awarded the Foundation Scholarship, the Perowne Scholarship and the Boorman Prize and a full MPhil Studentship.