The Young Film Academy Podcast is essential listening for young filmmakers and actors who are looking to find their way into the creative industries. We chat with industry professionals who have worked on the biggest TV shows and movies, discovering how they broke into the industry, and learning what they did during their teenage years to set themselves up for success.
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Amelia Sciandra is an actor, director, educator, producer, writer and voiceover. She has an MFA in Acting from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and BAs in Dramatic Art and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She recently appeared in Devs on FX and has narrated multiple audiobooks. As a playwright, producer and director she runs a theatre company called Borderline Confrontational, and has produced original plays “Glorious, but Brief” and “13 Children.” She has worked as an educator in the US, the Dominican Republic, and the UK for young people of all ages and adults.
Dan is an award-winning director, writer and editor from the UK, working in short fiction, features and commercials.
His debut feature film, “Unhinged”, received international distribution via 88 Films and eOne entertainment.
In 2018, his #3MinuteHorror series received acclaim after being released via Crypt TV, amassing over a million views online. Episode one, “The Mime”, has since screened at Bafta and Oscar qualifying Leeds International Film Festival, amongst others.
Amelia is an actor, writer, director & facilitator. Her most recent acting works include ‘The Nyumbani Lounge’ at The Barbican Centre. She is also currently writing and co-directing her debut play ‘MANDEM’ which premiered at the ‘Fringe Futures Festival’ 2021 to a sold out audience.
James graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, with first class honours.
An awardwinning scriptwriter, James has been commissioned to write for the National Theatre, London, and his writing credits include Born to be Wilde (BBC World Service), ‘One Small Leap’ (Best Short, Raindance), Proving Mr Jennings (published, Oberon Books) and Blooded (Magma Pictures, 2011).
Eleri graduated from the University of Manchester with a first class degree in Drama & Screen Studies before training on the MA Screen Acting course at Drama Centre London. As an actress she has worked extensively across TV, film and theatre, with her TV credits including ITV’s DCI Banks, Chewing Gum for Channel 4 and Will for TNT Drama. Eleri is currently on the Director’s training programme at Theatr Clwyd and continues to teach acting for screen in her spare time.