Tips for film trainees…

1 June 2012

Five things to think about before you apply for new-entrant film traineeships…
1)    Which grade or dept. – e.g. Camera, Edit, Sound, Art – are you? If you don’t yet know or are thinking of more than one, then you’re probably not ready for the scheme or need to be looking at Runner opportunities. Many new [...]


22 March 2012

Apr 2012 – Mar 2013: Building on the momentum of Bristol’s highly successful microfeature development initiative, it’s great to be back in the team delivering iFeatures 2. This time it’s a scaled-up, nationwide model, supporting and guiding 16 professional Writer/Director/Producer teams as they create their first or second feature length films. My role is to [...]

Craft & Tech at The Bottle Yard

22 March 2012

Mar – Nov 2012: With funding from Skillset’s Craft & Technical Academy, this exciting pilot is exploring the potential of linking training and professional development to south Bristol’s growing production space, The Bottle Yard. Offering a range of support to local film crew in craft and tech grades, the project will deliver valuable skills updates, [...]

Anchor: Training for Bristol’s TV Freelancers

8 February 2012

Jan – Mar 2012: Currently developing a new suite of workshops for Bristol’s TV freelancers in 2012, working with Caroline Marshall of Bristol Media on behalf of the Bristol-BBC Anchor Collaboration. The BBC’s first working ‘city partnership’, Anchor embodies the BBC’s commitment to the region and its part in helping its creative industries to flourish. [...]

Creative & Digital Media Apprenticeship

8 February 2012

July 2010 – Dec 2012:  It’s all about apprenticeships … working with associates Alison Bown and Sas Bonser, we started with a highly successful pilot of Skillset’s Advanced Apprenticeship in Creative & Digital Media back in 2010, which shaped this entry-level qualification into a truly robust and rewarding path for young people getting into the [...]

Cyfle: Digital Dimension

19 January 2012

Jan 2011 – Jul 2012: Now training and mentoring a fantastic bunch of trainees on Cyfle’s ‘Digital Dimension’. This 7-month accredited training programme in multi-platform production and management is designed to teach the skills to create and produce interesting and exciting content across platforms. Based in Cardiff and Caernarfon, project is supported by Skillset Cymru, [...]

A well oiled machine…

26 October 2011

Nov 2011: Looking forward to spending a day with 2nd year BA students at Bath Spa University on 7th November, looking at the essentials of team work in film production – how to get a well oiled machine. We’ll be exploring the good & the bad of team dynamics, and focusing in on what that [...]

Creative Industries iNet

20 July 2011

July – Nov 2011: Enjoying the opportunity to plug into the Creative Industries iNet project and provide some extra support to the programme delivery team in Bristol as they gear up for phase 2. The CI iNet is “a £3.2 million programme of support that runs until 2013, to help creative businesses thrive and boost [...]

Project Management for Interactive Media

27 May 2011

June 2011: Really looking forward to working with the training company for creative media in Wales, Cyfle, again to deliver a two-day intensive workshop in Cardiff in June, exploring the interactive project management process from start to finish.

Meet the Talent

6 February 2011

Dec 2010 – March 2011: As a valuable add-on to the TV Futures scheme, it’s great to be working with friend & associate Sas Bonser to manage ‘Meet the Talent’ – an outreach project in which we’ll be working with colleges & community groups in the south west region to encourage new talent from a [...]