Young Film Academy’s live and exclusive Q&A talks via Zoom with leading figures from the film and TV industries. Your chance to quiz the stars.
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Jamie Campbell is Creative director and co-founder of Eleven Film and Executive Producer of hit Netflix show SEX EDUCATION. Eleven Film produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets, and Jamie’s other hits have included GLUE for E4, and CAST OFFS for Channel 4. In this exclusive Q&A, Jamie will answer your questions about Sex Education, and will reflect on his personal route into the TV industry
Marina Parker is a double BAFTA-wining documentary director and producer for film and TV. Currently working on a BBC film about life in the time of lockdown, Marina’s incredible films expose extraordinary real-life stories from females fighting ISIS (Anna: The Woman who went to fight Isis), death row inmates in USA (Life and Death Row), body dysmorphia (Ugly Me: My Life with BDD), and the first film to use remotely operated cameras inside a British court (The Murder Trial). In this exclusive interview with Young Film Academy, Marina will reflect on how she broke into documentary filmmaking and reveal some of her most hair-raising moments telling real-life stories on screen.
Agent to the stars, Christian Hodell is Managing Director of Hamilton Hodell, one of the UK’s top talent agencies. Hamilton Hoddell represents Tom Hiddleston, Rupert Grint, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton, Sophie Okonedo and Matthew Macfadyen among others. In this exclusive Q&A with Young Film Academy, Christian will explain what a talent agent does, and share his experience nurturing the careers of some of the biggest names on the planet. Christian will reflect on his own route into showbusiness, and will offer practical advice to aspiring young actors on how they can give themselves the best chance of finding representation – and success.
Alan Gilmore is a leading Production Designer and Art Director in the film and TV industry. As Art Director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, Alan will shed light on how his team transformed vision into reality for the locations and sets in the Harry Potter franchise. In this exclusive Q&A with Young Film Academy, Alan will also reflect on his route into the art department, and will share stories and insights from an extraordinary career spanning Johnny English, The Bourne Ultimatum, World War Z and X-Men; First Class.
David Watkins is a BAFTA-nominated special effects supervisor, renowned for creating magical in-camera special effects and stunts for global movie franchises including Fantastic Beasts, James Bond and Pirates of the Caribbean. In this exclusive Q&A with Young Film Academy, David will share trade secrets from the high-octane world of movie stunts and special FX and reveal the incredible techniques his team uses to create devastation beautifully, and safely. David’s other work has included Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, World War Z, Children of Men, Saving Private Ryan and the hit TV series Band of Brothers.
Daniel and Marlon grew up together in South London, and now work together as a highly successful screenwriting partnership for film and TV. Their debut was the critically acclaimed Channel 4 drama series Run and since then they’ve penned Sky Atlantic’s highly BAFTA-nominated hit drama Save Me starring Lennie James. The duo are currently writing an adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (for Working Title) and original sci-fi film Red Star (for Warner Bros.) In this exclusive Q&A with Young Film Academy, the dynamic screenwriting combo will share thrills and spills from the cutting edge of the blank page, as well as reflecting on their own routes into the film and TV industry and offering practical advice to aspiring young writers.
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