Olly Maltby

Production Secretary at Screen Dog

Olly is an Production Secertary originally from Lewes who graduated from Screen and Film School in 2019.

Since then, he’s worked briefly as a Production Assistant at Renegade Pictures in London. Whilst there, Olly worked on Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild for Channel 5. He is currently working as a Production Secretary at Screen Dog.

What was the most valuable thing about your experience at Screen and Film School?

“The most important thing I learnt was the value of the relationships you develop there. It’s the sort of thing you hear over and over, but it really is true. You’re surrounded by people who share the same ambition and love for film as you do and that’s kind of like gold dust.

What advice would you offer a recent Screen and Film School graduate?

“I’d say it’s really important to specialise. Figure out what role you like and use the time to learn everything you can about it. The Film School is great at facilitating that and allowing you to try a role and exercise all of the different muscles.

Also, it’s a really safe environment to get things wrong in. That might sound counter-productive, but mistakes are sort of inevitable. It’s an old adage but it really will be your best chance to learn.”


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