SCRIPT READING & FILM PROGRAMMING
Programme Advisor // Sheffield DocFest
Watched submissions and advised on selection for globally-significant documentary film festival, writing notes and attending regular meetings with the Head of Film Programmes. Hosted industry Q&As and introductions for major films in the festival.
Submission Previewer // BFI Future Film Festival
Previewed submissions for BIFA-qualifying BFI Future Film Festival, writing coverage-style notes for festival team and advising on potential award-nominees.
Young Critics // Almeida Theatre
Wrote about and responded to a range of theatre and performance in and around London. Completed sample script reports, and received training, mentoring and feedback from the Almeida’s Literary Manager, Steph Bain.
Cinerama! // HOME Manchester x BFI Film Academy North
Event for young filmmakers based in the North of England, including film screenings, industry mixers and a Q&A.
So, You Want to Move Into Film? // BFI Future Film Festival
Panel discussion with BAFTA-nominated Ng Choon Ping, Women X’s ‘Best Director’ Lauren Vevers, and award-winning producer Natasha Williams.
Girlhood, Uninterrupted // BFI Future Film Festival
Panel discussion with Bukky Bakray (Rocks), Lucy Bridger (Mothering, Fourteen) and Anna Smith (host of Girls On Film).
Fiver Flicks // BFI London Film Festival
A sold-out screening, panel discussion and audience Q&A for BFI London Film Festival - as featured in Time Out London as one of their three picks of the festival - commissioning Emmanuel Li, Jess Chowdhury and Luna Carmoon to make a film with a budget of £5.00.
Rafiki // BFI Southbank: ‘Seen & Heard’ Season
Introduced a major public screening of Rafiki at BFI Southbank, as part of the BFI’s Seen & Heard season: celebrating young women in the coming-of-age genre.
SCENE // BFI Film Academy
As part of my work as a BFI Film Academy Young Programmer, I hosted Q&As with a range of filmmakers, including BIFA winners Ng Choon Ping & Sam Freeman, and interviews for BFI London Film Festival and BFI Flare.
Poetry of Protest // Almeida Theatre
Facilitated a poetry event at Shifting Tides: a digital festival of new work at the intersection of art, activism & the climate crisis. Emerging poets shared new spoken word poems on the climate crisis, developed with mentoring from Selina Nwulu.
Something Will Disappear: World Premiere // Almeida Theatre
Hosted the world premiere of Something Will Disappear: a new short film written by Ella Road (The Phlebotomist, Call My Agent) for the Almeida Theatre. This included a Q&A with Ella Road, director Alex Brown, and creatives Tanya Ramsurran and Louis VI.
PRODUCING & GRANT WRITING
Grant Writer & Grants Team Coordinator // Night Time Economy Solutions
Currently, I’m a freelance grant writer at Night Time Economy Solutions: an arts consultancy with an 80% success rate across our portfolio, and clients including Boomtown, David Glass Ensemble and Dalston Superstore. So I’m good at articulating creative projects for funders, and I’m pretty hot on ACE policy too.
Even Baddies Wear Helmets // Podcast
I’m the producer on Even Baddies Wear Helmets - a podcast about the craft of making children’s film & television. It’s currently available from all mainstream podcast directories and endorsed by ScreenSkills, alongside material from the British Council. Previous guests include Stephanie Simpson (Lead Writer on Hilda - Neflix), Faraz Osman (Executive Producer of What’s On Your Head? - Cbeebies), and Helen Blakeman (writer of Hetty Feather - CBBC).