Saabeah Aforo-Addo

Producer/Director

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Side Hustles

About me

Mid Level Producer/Director based in London. Experience includes both agency and production based work nationally and internationally. Content creation across social media, commercials, documentaries, music promos and narrative. Budget experience spans from £5k to £450k in both short and long term projects.

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Skills

  • Film
  • Producing
  • Budget Control
  • Scheduling
  • Client Facing
  • Creative
  • Crew Management
  • Booking Crew
  • Post Production
  • Photography

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Burning Reel

    Burning Reel

    • Film
  • Jungle Creations

    Jungle Creations

    • Publishing
  • Drum

    Drum

    • Marketing & PR
  • University of London

    University of London

    • Education & Research

Work history

2020

Producer

MOFILM

Oct 2019 - Jan 2020
  • Old St, Hoxton, London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Exec Producer on projects for Visit Britain and De Beers

2019

Producer

Radicalmedia

Sep 2019 - Nov 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Nike Film - Sancho Mode

2019

Producer

Burning Reel

Aug 2019 - Oct 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Music and Doc Producer

2019

Producer

Drum

Feb 2018 - Jul 2019
  • Southwark, London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Producer of all McDonald's UK social media as well as across brands such as Sainsbury's Tu, HP, Bombay Sapphire x Hype Beast and much more

2017

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Lead producer on The Shard Christmas Lights promo film.

2017

Creative Producer

Cult LDN + NYC

May 2017 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Social Media production across brands such as Barbour, Rimmel, Sally Hansen and Royal Salute.

2016

Producer

Freelance

Nov 2015 - May 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Procured, liaised and co-ordinated all film crew and actors - Contribution to creative development and execution - Acted as AD on set as well as any ad-hoc running duties . - Assisted in editing and creative sound design - All administration including health and safety call sheets and budgeting Producer/AD

2016

Producer

Freelance

Aug 2015 - May 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Procured, liaised and co-ordinated all film crew and actors - Contribution to creative development and execution - Acted as AD on set as well as any ad-hoc running duties . - Assisted in editing and creative sound design - All administration including health and safety call sheets and budgeting Producer/AD

2016

Project Manager

The Plant

Apr 2015 - May 2016
  • United Kingdom, London
  • Full Time
  • - In charge of client management. This consist of liaising with all clients and external stakeholders associated with the numerous design, photography and film projects at The Plant. While also actively seeking further work opportunities and collaborations. - Manage all the day-to-day co-ordination and management of multiple projects and designers and freelancers with a significant emphasis on time and work management. - Successfully undertake all project research and procurement of varied resources based on a project-by-project basis. This too extends to all the initial sourcing of new designers, freelancers and new business clients to The Plant. - Solely responsible for all PR, Marketing and copy work for The Plant, including but limited to article writing and social media. - Sourced locations, organise and run film and photography shoots for high profile clients. During these shoots I act as AD as well as assisting in running duties wherever needed. - Active contributor to creative development, brand strategy and design concepts across various mediums including animation, design and copy. - Have a thorough understanding of programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, and avid as well as an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft word and excel. - All ad-hoc jobs and project problem solving. - Strict control of all project budgeting and finances

2015

Writer

Freelance

Sep 2014 - Oct 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Conducted extensive interviews through both one to one interviews and also via the telephone and Skype. - Gained invaluable insight through researched of the different film industry components. - Wrote copy that met a specific requirement to be chatty and engaging. This included a diverse number of texts that spanned from employee profiles, production based articles and client testimonials - Improve their SEO - Edited pre-existing, non-published text and altered it to fit with the new brief for the language and feel of the website.

2014

Project Co-ordinator

Jack Morton Worldwide

Jul 2014 - Oct 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

2014

Events & Venues Assistant

University of London

Mar 2013 - Aug 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Assisted with the coordination and running of internal events - My position enabled me to be client facing, allowing me to assist and coordinate events. - Tracked closely the internal budget in order to adhere to strict financial specifications. - Liaised with clients to gain a keen understanding of their requirements while selecting venues and event resource that stayed within guidelines - Created strong relationships with external venues and stakeholder - Gained a keen understanding of external venues through sight viewings. With these viewings I acquire a personal understanding of these spaces allowing me to best allocate to clients - Organising and executed high-level events in my manager’s absence. - Liaise with clients and to organise a number of complex events with specific requirements and all with flawless execution - Achieved a high level of customer service, essential in my client facing work place. I was able to cater my service with an understanding of personalities and the appropriate approach to utilize.

2013

Producer

BalconyTV

Aug 2012 - Apr 2013
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Freelance
  • - Presented and managed production from conception to screening, - Supervised and organized a team of over 20 professionals on shoots, - Researched and actively sought new talent to the platform through on street casting, online research and industry recommendations - Located, designed and set up shoots in various outdoor and indoor locations including camera and sound work as well as basic editing. - Created and distributing all call sheets, shooting schedules, health and safety and release forms. - All administration duties using programs such as Microsoft Office, Word Press, social media platforms and Photoshop. - Created a database system for recording information on acts, record labels, management and venues that improved the overall performance and organization of the show. - Utilised Adobe Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects for basic editing. - Managed strict deadlines utilizing my own database system to guarantee punctual delivery of acts to the New York Head Office. - Opened effective lines of communication between record labels and management in order to procure further artists - Boosted the quality of the show by acquiring such high profile acts as Hey Rosetta, Lau, Wallis Bird and Damien Dempsey onto the platform - Demonstrated the capability and capacity to be delegated decision making authority in the absence of Cofounder and Director - Effective teamwork with the film crew to ensure the visual and audio quality of the show. - Contact point for all film professionals, external clients and artists. - Liaised and interacted with the Cofounder and Director to present industry trends, acts and weekly BTV news updates. - Responsible for all day to day expenses as well as creating and controlling project budgeting, tracking all expenditure and making savings where possible

Education

2011

Media Communication and Journalism

The University of New South Wales

Feb 2009 - Nov 2011
  • Randwick NSW 2031, Australia
  • Media, Coms and Journalism with a minor in Politics