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I have a strong creative, and organised, vision and ultimately want to be a Director & Producer of shorts, feature-length motion pictures, documentaries and broadcast programming and am looking to gain new skills in a part-time role within a Film Production environment to support my studies at University of Westminster on the BA Film (Hons) Course. Since 2007, I have been working in different areas of filmmaking, which have been growing and I've become more advanced in over time. As a Director, I enjoy using my overtly organised traits to hone in on a film idea and develop it to the point of shooting right up until post-production and beyond, designing every little detail right down to supporting the contributions and professional lives of the collaborators that surround me. I take this energy into Producing as I enjoy bringing together and leading a team, utilising my competence in production software [such as Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Colour Resolve, Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Photoshop] and productivity software [Google Drive and the Google Enterprise Applications Suite of Programs & Office 365] to ensure efficient communication and effective use of available media systems. Furthermore, I'm an excellent communicator and am able to evaluate and instigate effective media for each production's tailored needs. I also enjoy challenging production environments and have a track record for success as my portfolio shows.Locked Pro Plan feature
Westminster Film School Executive Producer of an exciting new short film Written & Produced by Ross Dixon and Co-Directed by Westminster Film Students Oscar Perillo and Ross Dixon. [Extracted from 'For Mum' IndieGoGo Crowdfunding Campaign Page]: 'For Mum' is a short fictional drama film based in London following a young artist as she discovers the truth about her mother's death. With an approximate 20 minute run time and complex content this is a very ambitious project to get off the ground in this budget range. However with the right amount of support, our amazingly dedicated team and wealth of creative power we are confident that we can make the ambition to create a brilliant short film a reality. Executive Producer on this project entails that I will be there to give advice and oversight to the filmmakers on their execution, scheduling and distribution plans, and during principal photography, as well as support them directly during their prospective film festival submission and independent distribution plans.
Harrow, United Kingdom Producer of our Major Drama Project "Drama " on the B.A Film course at Westminster Film School [University of Westminster]. Directed by Micah Hinchliffe, Desire is a short drama which is being shot on 16mm Film. In an era where most films are produced digitally, we want to step back and explore the traditional ways of filmmaking which will also bring it's own logistical and technical challenges for all involved. Visually, the project will be reminiscent of contemporary 80s-style films like Drive or The Neon Demon, it'll also have a pulsating soundtrack which will underly the monstrous themes that lie within. More will be revealed soon, please Like our Facebook Page and support us as a team of aspiring filmmakers. https://www.facebook.com/desireshortdrama
Producer of our Major Doc Project "Moonflower" on the B.A Film course at Westminster Film School [University of Westminster]. Directed by Liam Winter, Moonflower is a short documentary film by 1st Year Westminster Film School Students, about a retired botanist who, since 1998, began identifying them self as both transgender and transvestite. Rather than fully transitioning from a man to a woman indefinitely, they spend their daytimes as Robin the man, and their night hours as Louise the woman. Furthermore, Robin and Louise are married. All Production Data (Audio/Video Rushes) including production documents, scanned-in documents, breakdowns and notes were synchronised using Google Drive in addition to using the Google Enterprise suite of applications to control, distribute and store information throughout the phases of production which mostly entailed of narrative structure, production meeting minutes and pre-visualised sketches of the shoot. Unofficially, I also AD'ed and controlled DIT on-location, due to the unpredictable nature of our shoot in different respects, and further to my production responsibility, i provided social interventions where necessary to ensure the crew and subjects were comfortable at all times. The short documentary [as of 21/02/17] is currently in Post-Production and has the planned intention of being sent to festivals and inevitably published online. See our IndieGoGo Crowdfunding Campaign Page here; https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/moonflower-a-short-documentary-on-genderfluidity-lgbt-transgender/x/14311501#/
Production Manager on a 2nd Year Westminster Film School Production. Helping to manage the social media output during all phases of production, advised the Producer on their financing options at the start of Development and assisted their crowdfunding strategy as well as promoting the film, answering 1:1 messages from the public to official accounts and pooling potential funders. I'll also potentially be assisting on set, helping to make things run smoothly and may also be accountable to the 1st A.D and Producer. BELLA IN THE WYCH ELM is a short film from the University of Westminster, based on the real legend local to Hagley, Worcestershire. The story follows the character of Sigourney who, fresh out of university, returns home intending to start work on her first novel: a story inspired by her father's fascination with the mystery of 'Bella in the Wych Elm'. But delving back into the past means uncovering lost secrets and a chance encounter leads Sigourney to stumble upon more than she intended to. If you're feeling generous please support the project on #Indiegogo today - the crowdfunding platform of choice for filmmakers and creatives alike worldwide. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bella-in-the-wych-elm/x/14311501#/
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom Producer of Black Comedy Short "PARTY ANIMAL" directed by Alexander Nijhoff & Olivia Parkinson. Sourcing a Casting Director, organising/running casting and implementing/overseeing a detailed pre-production and production schedule and looking after talent / all personnel. Adapting to a more practical 1st AD / Producer / DIT all-in-one person on-set whilst operating with a bare bones, but advanced and sophisticated team. Ensuring shoot was on time & on budget and H&S / Legal standards were delivered at all times, providing round-the-clock paperwork and information at all times. **As of 19th January 2017, Project has currently entered Post-Production**
Presenter for the Breakfast Show on Monday mornings on Smoke Radio and also co-presenting a film review show with colleagues on Saturday evenings. Freelance Presenter for Smoke TV; main specialities include Factual, Entertainment, Arts & Culture, Education and Technology.
Director & Co-Producer of an upcoming indie romance-drama feature film 'ONE NIGHT MORE'. Including launching and overseeing management & design of a major social media campaign surrounding the film's pre, prod and post-prod phases and leading a Major Crowdfunding and Casting Call. Principal Photography concluded in mid-September 2016 and the film is currently in post-production, set for submission in the 2017 Spring Festival Circuit and a planned London Premiere Summer Release. Crowdfunding happened on IndieGoGo, we had major contributions outside of our online fundraising campaign too, our campaign video and page details how much this project means to us so please donate here - https://igg.me/at/onenightmorefilm/x/14311501
Making my own independent films since I was 10, submitted my first short into the local film festival circuit at that age before moving onto the national circuit by age 12. I make all my films independently, collaborating with both friends as actors and professional actors. Using my experience to help first-time filmmaker friends as part of pro-bono consulting - Producing the films of my filmmaker friends and gaining experience with new people and concepts.
Television Director / Vision Mixer for Smoke TV's 7-hour long Coverage of "Varsity 2017" on Wednesday 29th March 2017, Live from Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club, West London. Varsity is an annual American-inspired event which includes sport such as Football, Netball and Rugby from Men & Women and was between UWL (University of West London) Warriors & UWSU (University of Westminster Students' Union) Dragons, which culminated in the 8th year win for the Dragons. Providing round-the-clock coverage from four studio cameras, including directing studio links, impromptu segments and cross-platform links where Smoke Radio's Live Coverage & Commentators would also cross-over and be used over Smoke TV's coverage, all with a small but powerful crew with operations centralising from a control tower HUB with the pitches either side with the different simultaneous games, all with a small but powerful crew and state-of-the-art technology. The broadcast was streamed live to Facebook & YouTube Live. Produced by/Graphics (GFX): Alicia Wilson-Fraser, Executive Produced by: Joshua Hackett (Student Media Coordinator), Head of Smoke Sport/Camera Operator: Arjun Chaganti, Camera Operators: Simon Diaz-Cuffin & Tadas Baglakas, Commentary provided by Smoke TV Presenters (Daytime), Smoke Radio Presenters (Evening/Night): Ollie Browning, Stuart Armour, Lucy Lavery and More.
Runner on one of the Westminster Film School Graduation Films "CLOUD NINE" - A Fantasy-Drama about a recently deceased woman who must work out how to get to heaven. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/12966659/cloud-nine?ref=nav_search Directed by Lucy Hodder Produced by Natalie Sutton
Camera Assistant on The 60th London Film Festival. Helping setup grips (tripods, cables and equipment) and transporting between venues and working for the Camera Operators of a film premiere's/screening's Introduction and Q&A and getting a line feed from the venue's sound desk into our recording equipment for the edit.
Responsible for looking after all radio communication devices between Production Team and UFC Operations (Athlete Ops, Event Ops, PR) at UFC Fight Night Silva vs Bisping at The O2 Arena.
Elected as President of the Student Union at City of Westminster College, Central London's Top Vocational FE College, serving 8000 students across FE. Oversee all Student Union, Coordinating two vice presidents, a governor, and the core leadership team who in turn oversee all members of Student Union and its operations. Responsible for Student Media, establishing and maintaining alliances with NUS and Citizens UK and actively involving all our students to get involved in real democratic action. Previously held position of Production & Events Coordinator in my first academic year at CWC, organising large-scale events, multi-camera productions for events & live programming and head of the event planning committee - coordinating logistics and personnel for all major college events led by the Student Union, Ambassadors and Enrichment Team.
Designed & Maintain the website, consulted Pip Gill Publicity on 'Marketing with Synergy' with Social Media and SEO. Responsible for managing office operations, and supporting publicists Pip Gill and Elena Torode in updating diaries, looking after clients on a professional and personal level, clients include Jeremy Piven, Rhys Ifans, Sheridan Smith, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Melia Kreiling and Ed Skrein.
Working as Personal Assistant to the Head of music at Endemol UK and as a production runner for various formats produced by Endemol UK such as the recent pilot series of "The Singer Takes It All" for Channel 4 produced by Initial, an Endemol company. Additional responsibilities included looking after celebrity guests and other talent for shows and ensuring their needs are met through excellent communication between them and the production department. I also ensured everyone, including the series director, were satisfied with conditions inside the studio.
Termly ‘high-brow’ magazine written by students of Twyford CE High School. I was Editor-in-Chief for the Twyfordian’s pilot year and delegated roles and articles to various student members of the team. I contributed to a large amount of articles relating to the school’s languages department and house system. I worked closely alongside the editorial and design team to create a specific look that would be instantly recognisable. The magazine is also distributed to the local borough of Ealing and in its second year I launched a customer relations department for The Twyfordian so the team could receive feedback on each issue of The Twyfordian and act upon it.
I was an Assistant Librarian at the LRC of my secondary school, was second in-charge of library operations including managing book intake/outtake, maintaining stock check of every morning prior to school starting and loaning laptops out to students, whist keeping the facility clean and maintaining a productive learning environment.
Whilst I attended secondary school, myself and some friends started up a production company and news organisation which soon became Twyford’s official in-house company. I had to manage a team of 100+ and oversee the productions through all phases. The team and I devised, produced and delivered all events from 2009-2014. Our team consisted of students of all backgrounds and all abilities including specialists in certain fields relevant to the services we provided including Photography, Videography, Event Management, Web & Mobile Application Network, Communications Solutions and Live Broadcasting. Our event specialisms ranged from everything including evening music showcases to interviews and documentaries with foreign dignitaries from our link schools across the world.
Local community magazine written by students of Queens Park Primary school. Contributed and edited articles relating to the wider community.
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