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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProducer - Film - First Assistant Director

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About me

I started in the industry as a Theatre Producer and have been gradually making my way into TV and Film. In early September I wrapped a feature film where I worked on set as the 1st Assistant Director and more generally as the Production Coordinator. Before that I worked freelance as a Producer and 1st Assistant Director on two projects for another company. Due to the range of entertainment genres I have worked in, I have a current and wide ranging knowledge of the industry requirements and trends. The mixture of Theatre and Film has given me relevant experience to this position; creating and looking after the schedule, booking spaces, running rehearsals, drawing up contracts for the actors, hiring the technical staff and taking organisational control over the whole production. I'm used to running multiple tasks at once and ensuring we run to a strict deadline. I have also worked as an Events Manager, which gives me a strong events and admin background too. I know how to organise, budget and execute important events. I was controlling multiple calendars at once, and being responsible for any clashes in public and private cruises, working at all times with considerations towards skipper availability and catering. I also took care of all the invoicing for the company, taking invoices from clients and creating and tracking invoices using Sage One.

Skills

  • Script Reader
  • Micosoft
  • Copy
  • Call Sheets
  • Film Scheduling
  • Production Scheduling

Work history

Currently

First Assistant Director

Pattern Maker Films

Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I am currently working with Pattern Maker Films, a growing multicultural film production company. Since joining as the 1st AD I have also taken some of the responsibilities of the Producer in pre and post production. Responsibilities include: • Hiring key members of the team, overseeing the hiring of locations, props and equipment. • Creating a thorough breakdown of the script into a shot by shot storyboard. • Working alongside the Director I created the filming schedule, paying attention to the budget and cast availability. • Using Macs and Microsoft programmes to keep track of budgets and co-ordinate all production activity. • Managing a team of 3 assistants and runners, delegating roles where appropriate. • Managing the schedules of the director, D.O.P and the cast throughout. • Control of where resources are allocated in order to maximise efficiency and to ensure we stay within budget. • Ensuring that all key members of staff have their relevant call sheets.

2017

Producer

Small Fry Productions

Jan 2017 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Small Fry is a Production Company I joined as Producer and 1st Assistant Director. We are currently working on a video for Mind Mental Health Charity. Responsibilities include: • Developing short film concepts with the Director • Working on film pitches and managing the budgets of successful pitches • Hiring actors, runners, make-up artists and the D.O.P • Booking rehearsal, filming spaces and transport • Securing locations and buying and assembling all props • Creating schedules and call sheets for actors and crew • Ensuring shooting days run to schedule • Creating and maintaining social media presence and engagement campaigns

2017

Producer

Stones Theatre

May 2015 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I co-founded Stones Theatre Company in 2015. Working with my co-founder and Director, we have mounted three productions in Oxford and London: Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens by William Russell Closer by Patrick Marber Radiant Vermin by Phillip Ridley Responsibilities include: • Fundraising by securing sponsors and crowdfunding and managing the funds • Securing rights through websites such as Samuel French • Booking performance venues and liaising with them throughout the production • Selecting texts, making casting decisions, and giving performance critique • Management of the audition process: advertising, planning and executing, including use of tools such as Casting Call Pro and outreach via social media • Booking actors and managing contracts • Appointing and managing lighting designers and stage managers • Organising rehearsal schedules, booking rehearsal spaces and communicating call times to the cast and crew • Setting up and managing ticketing through Yapsody • Marketing of productions • Managing the company finances and bank account, ensuring we work to budget

2016

Event Manager

Oxford River Cruises

Jun 2014 - Jan 2016
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Overall responsibility for management of riverboat bookings and events, from initial enquiry through to overseeing on-the-day execution. Responsibilities included: • Managing all bookings, ensuring no clashes between public, private cruises and restaurant functions • All administrative duties for the company, including diary management and invoicing using Sage One software. • Creating running orders tailored to each staff group, e.g. skippers, front of house, restaurant • Copy editing for website relaunch (www.oxfordrivercruises.com)

Education

2017

BA (Hons) English Literature

Oxford Brookes University

Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
  • Oxford, United Kingdom