Continued Alumni successes at Screen and Film School Brighton

1 June, 2021

As the UK’s film and TV industry continues its welcome return to normality, Screen and Film School Brighton are pleased to report graduate successes from numerous former students. Having studied in various specialisms at the Film School, these graduates have since secured paid roles as crew members and production staff within our numerous industry partner companies and beyond.

With a five-year alumni guarantee in place to ensure graduates receive continued support whilst transitioning into their careers, Screen and Film School Brighton’s industry engagement team maintains regular contact with former students to see how they are progressing. 

A recent audit by this team shows an array of recent success stories from different walks of the UK film and TV industry, including:   

  • Back2Back – Production Assistant (X 2)
  • Back2Back – Post Production Runner, Edit Technician
  • Tooth Fairy 3 (feature) – Cinematographer
  • Life After Life (BBC series) – Location Assistant
  • Hoi Polloi – Production Assistants, Runner, Sound Recordist
  • The Old Market (T.O.M) – Live Stream Camera Operator
  • MPW (Digital Content) – Content Creator
  • Rumpus Media Ltd – Production Coordinator
  • Kiwi Media & Promotions – Digital Marketing Coordinator and Content Producer
  • WhatCulture.com – Video Editor
  • Curve Media – Assistant Producer

As part of this audit, industry engagement staff welcomed feedback from our graduates on how their journey into work is going, as well as how their time at the Film School helped prepare them for their current roles.  

In the coming weeks, the Film School aims to publish a series of graduate spotlight features. In our first instalment, we’re focusing on two graduates who now find themselves within production-based roles.  

Paris Wilder – Production Co-Ordinator

Screen and Film School Brighton Alumna Paris Wilder

 

Paris’ current role is as a Production Co-Ordinator on Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back. Her responsibilities include organising the VT and studio shoots, compiling and sending out call sheets, organising crew and talent travel/accommodation as well as many other logistical elements. She works on several shoots a week meaning sometimes she’ll be helping to produce three or four at once.

Reflecting on her time as a student at the Film School, Paris said:

“My time at Screen and Film School helped me prepare for this role by instilling in me a sense of professionalism, which is needed now more than ever when I’m dealing with talent and a large crew.”

 

James Cottrell – Assistant Producer for Curve Media

Screen and Film School Brighton Alumnus James Cottrell

 

James works on Salvage Hunters which is now in its sixteenth series. His role encompasses a variety of different jobs. However, his most recent focus has been helping to cast the latest series, finding both contributors and locations for the show’s presenters Drew and Tee to visit.

James’ graduated in 2016 and soon found work as a location assistant for a production company in Brighton before expanding his skill set and ascending to more senior roles. He moved to London shortly before joining Curve Media where he has now worked for them on a variety of different productions since 2019.

Reflecting on his time at the Film School, James said:

“Screen and Film School allowed me to realise my passion for the editorial side of the process. It also taught me that I really enjoy producing, which is what I decided to concentrate on during my studies.

The knowledge I gained from my time at Screen and Film School Brighton was invaluable, and the skills learnt are things I still use nearly five years later. Every day I learn something new, but I am so thankful for the skills, experiences, and knowledge that I was given by all my lecturers as well as the industry professionals who gave Masterclasses.”

 

It’s always a pleasure to hear from Screen and Film School graduates and we’re incredibly pleased to see reports of so many of them doing well.

You can see more graduate success stories on our Alumni Page. Keep an eye on our news feed and social media pages for more graduate updates in the coming weeks.

 


 

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