Running the NFTS Masterclass programme I’ve had the privilege of arranging, producing and hosting events with inspiring, and incredibly kind, filmmakers.
There’s a collection of quotes and advice from some of the guests in this blog post – “Cynicism is the death of creativity”
Since the pandemic, NFTS Masterclasses moved online for our students. We created a compilation featuring clips from some of the filmmakers who kindly gave online Masterclasses in Spring/Summer 2020; incuding Edgar Wright, Lone Scherfig, Ben Wheatley, Krysty Wilson Cairns, Judd Apatow, Sam Mendes, Billie Piper, Corin Hardy, Elisabeth Moss, Danny Boyle and many more – you can watch the full 90minute film via Empire magazine here.
I’ve also enjoyed producing various special events for the NFTS, including a Fantasy & Sci-Fi Day, a Horror Day, and a series of annual Music Video Days and Commercials Days, held at Channel 4.
There’s some advice from speakers at the Horror Day, including Kill List and A Field in England writer-director Ben Wheatley, collated in this blog post – Horror Story