Screen and Film School Brighton industry activity roundup

22 December, 2022

At Screen and Film School Brighton, we’ve had an exciting first semester full of Masterclasses (from all over the world!), as well as industry events, and alumni success.

To kickstart the term, we held an industry panel exclusively for freshers, which featured talent like Michele D’Acosta (Producer), Dankuro Shinma (DOP), Will Randall-Coath (Producer), and Crystal Leaity (Screen and Film School graduate).

The panel discussed tips for getting into the industry, advice for students on developing their voice as a filmmaker, and how to make the most of your time at Screen and Film School Brighton.

In other exciting news, we had a virtual visit from BAFTA winning actress, producer and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge. She spoke to students about her journey into industry, with insights into shows like Killing Eve and Fleabag. Phoebe was unsurprisingly full of humour, engaging, and provided a real boost for us all.

This Autumn we welcomed back Tigger Blaize, who works as an Intimacy Coordinator, alongside a successful acting career. Tigger shared his expertise and showcased why Intimacy Coordinators are so critical in film and TV production, at the same time shining a light on the lesser-known roles in industry.

Most recently we had a visit from sound mixing legend Peter Devlin – live from Los Angeles! Five-time Oscar nominee Peter has an impressive CV: Transformers: Dark of The Moon (2011), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022), and generously gave his time in a Zoom masterclass. Our students loved this technical deep dive into one of the industry’s most sought-after sound professionals.

Alongside our keynote masterclasses, we have enjoyed visits from a range of industry specialists including Julia Ford (Director), Stuart Bentley (DOP) and Jason Carlin (Production Designer).

To round the year off we had a zoom masterclass exploring The English – a revisionist western drama television series produced by the BBC and Amazon Prime – described as a rare sensational masterpiece, a gorgeous, glorious new take on the old west – staring Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer.

Both the writer/director and the DOP of The English, Hugo Blick and Arnau Valls Colomer, joined us on Zoom with all other Screen and Film School campuses invited to take part. Screenings of the series were held throughout the film school – building up excitement and anticipation for the live event.

In other Industry Engagement news, we hosted long-time Industry Partner ‘Jump Start Productions’ for a screening of their latest feature God’s Petting You, as well as a successful outing to Brighton’s CINECITY film festival – our own recent graduate Issy Songer picking up the New Voices award!

This was combined with a networking event, in collaboration with BFI South East, where our graduates had a chance to meet shortlisted BFI filmmakers.

We have had plenty of graduate success over the years, and we continue to support our graduates in a number of ways, recently submitting graduate films into Tribeca Film Festival for example.

Other graduate job successes include roles on ITV’s Grace, jobs at Brighton post-house The Edit, Shoot to Kill Studios, and Raw Cut Television.

 


 

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