My fascination for visual storytelling has fuelled my passion to pursue a career in the film industry. After graduating from the London Film Academy I have an solid understanding of filmmaking, from writing, producing, directing, to camera, lights and sound. I use this knowledge to work in as many areas of expertise as I can and make a point to absorb and learn from everyone I work with. I pride myself on being efficient, completing tasks to the highest standards as a team player as well as a leader. I enjoy the challenge of adapting my skills with new technologies, being able to professionally handle the pressures of a film set environment as well as handling the organisation of an office. I value my career as more than a job which allows me to be inspired in everything I do and it gets me motivated in creating films and writing original stories.
Starting as a runner, I worked my way up into the production company creating treatments and assist the producers and directors in pitching. Secondarily, it involves doing research for the project and directors as well as additional production work.
I started working as a Development Intern, reading scripts and writing script reports. After this I started working freelance for the company as production assistant in the office as well as on the film sets. Besides a PA and runner on set, I also worked as reference camera operator as well as Head of Refcam on several projects.
The course consisted of learning the basics of all filmmaking aspects, from sound to camera work and from producing to editing. After having operated in every role once on several short films (written and directed by the students), a specialisation was in place in which I pursued the writing and directing path. During the courses I have worked with and learned from professionals, such as David Pope, Gillies MacKinnon and Richard Kwietniowski (Love and Death on Long Island, Owning Mahoney), John Ward (Full Metal Jacket) and Hong Manley, Peter Hollywood (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen), Jan Harlan (The Shining), Marcia Gay (Alien 3, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow), Jeremy Sheldon, Rachel Wardlow, Mike Holden.
During the 48hr Film Competition we won the Audience Award for best short film. I had co-written the script as well as assisting the producer in pre-production. https://vimeo.com/79120756