We are extremely lucky to have an extensive range of guest speakers attend the film school each year to deliver masterclasses and share with our students their insight and experiences in the film industry. We are committed to our students developing in their chosen specialism, and we will work with each student to arrange guest speakers either in a group or 1-1 scenario, who are working in the industry in that profession. Recent guest speakers include:

 

Michele D’Acosta:

Michele D’Acosta is best known as producer of the award-winning documentary Biggie & Tupac, which has been acknowledged as one of the 50 most important documentary films of the past 25 years. At her Masterclass on 23rd October, Michele discussed in detail the importance of finding your authentic voice when storytelling, be it fiction or documentary. She also invited students to participate in a task to create a short film plot using items and words that were important to them, which they then had to present in groups.

 

Paul Van Carter:

Paul Van Carter is an award-winning producer and writer, known for the double BAFTA-nominated McQueen (2018), Churchill (2017), and My Name is Lenny (2017). For his Masterclass, a Q&A led by Fiona Adams on 30th October, Paul went through the ins and outs of producing – from festival markets to legal battles, and licensing to finding funding.

 

Mia Xerri:

Mia is a highly experienced producer specialising in branded content, with a wealth of experience in TV, short film, drama, documentary, commercials, music videos, charity, educational and corporate. During her Masterclass, Mia went through her impressive deck of work, as well as speaking in detail about the opportunities that Be The Fox have given Screen and Film School, and what the future holds for them.