A few of the special events I’ve had the pleasure of producing while working at the NFTS –
Some terrific people very kindly came along to talk at a Horror Day I organised and ran at Channel 4, including Sightseers and A Field in England writer-director Ben Wheatley, Dog Soldiers and The Descent director Neil Marshall, Cockneys Vs Zombies and Severance writer James Moran and director Corin Hardy, The Hallow and The Nun.
Producer Rupert Preston of Vertigo Films, SFX specialist Paul Hyett, Simon Oakes head of Hammer Films, director Neil Marshall, writer James Moran and directors Ben Wheatley and Corin Hardy
It was fantastic to hear such talented people talk so generously and entertainingly about their work. Some of their advice on making Horror in this blog post.
Speakers who kindly let me persuade them to take part in a Fantasy Day held at Channel 4 included Doctor Who and Merlin director Jeremy Webb, Game of Thrones production designer Gemma Jackson, Monsters producer and co-founder of Vertigo Films Allan Niblo, director of Monsters: Dark Continent Tom Green; Prometheus and Doctor Who orchestrator and Torchwood composer Ben Foster, director of Raindance winner The Machine and Torchwood, Primeval and Doctor Who writer James Moran. There’s more about the day in this article.
Music Video and Commercials Days
I’ve also run a series of Music Video Days and Commercials Days for students at Channel 4, with incredibly kind people from those industries coming along to give an insight into their work.
Article about 2017 Commercials Day featuring speakers including directors Dougal Wilson and Kim Gehrig.
With the support of an excellent team, I produced the 2011 NFTS Graduation show – a 3 day event held at the BFI Southbank with a programme of screenings, receptions and culminating in a graduation ceremony hosted by the wonderful Ray Winstone.
BBC news ran a short piece about the event: BBC piece on 2011 Graduation Show