Masterclasses

Masterclasses

MetFilm Futures masterclasses give our students an opportunity to learn from high-profile creative industry players. We invite famous filmmakers as well as representatives from new media and commercial sector, to share their knowledge and insight with young creative professionals.

Actors

  • Bryan Cranston: Actor, Producer  (Breaking Bad, Godzilla, Malcolm in the Middle). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Gethin Anthony: Actor (Game of Thrones, Call the Midwife, Aquarius). Visit IMDb
  • Noel Clarke: Actor, Director (Kidulthood, Adulthood). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Daniel Mays: Actor (Rogue One, Mr. Nobody, The Bank Job). Visit IMDb
  • Jack O’Connell: Actor (Unbroken, ’71, Skins, 300: Rise of an Empire). Read moreVisit IMDb

Producers and Directors

  • Kevin Macdonald: Director (Whitney, The Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void). Visit IMDb
  • Armando Iannucci: Acclaimed Satirist, Director, Writer and Showrunner (Veep, The Thick of It, Alan PartridgeRead moreVisit IMDb
  • James Marsh: Oscar-winning Director (The Theory Of Everything). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • David Yates: Director (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Legend of Tarzan, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Stephen Frears: Director (The Queen, Philomena, Florence Foster Jenkins, High Fidelity). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Paul Webster: Producer (Locke, Atonement). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Peter Czernin: Producer (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths). Visit IMDb
  • Iain Smith: Producer (The Fifth Element, Mad Max:Fury Road). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Pawel Pawlikowski: Oscar-winning Director (Ida, The Summer of Love, Cold War, Last Resort). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Sarah Gavron: Director (Suffragette). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • John Landis: Director (The Blue Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, Burke and Hare). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Sir Alan Parker: Director (Evita, Midnight Express, The Commitments). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Jon East: Director (Killing Eve, Lost in Space, Downton Abbey). Read moreVisit IMDb

Writers

  • Scott Z Burns: Writer (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Informant, Contagion). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Hossein Amini: Writer/Director (Drive, The Two Faces of January, 47 Ronin, Snow White and the Huntsman). Visit IMDb
  • Neil Landau: Hollywood Writer (Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Melrose Place, Doogie Howser M.D). Visit IMDb
  • Desiree Akhavan: Writer, Director, Actress (Appropriate Behaviour, The Slope). Visit IMDb
  • Chris Morris: Writer/Director (The Day Today, Jam, Four Lions, Brass Eye). Visit IMDb

Alumni

  • Max Elliot Lovell: Cinematographer, Gaffer, Camera Operator (Mary Poppins Returns, Murder on the Orient Express, Tolkien). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Marta Baidek: VFX Coordinator (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Ready Player One, Alien: Covenant). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • William Alexander Boyd III: Director, Writer, Producer (The Trespasser). Visit IMDb

Other Industry Speakers

  • Valerio Bonelli: Award-Winning Editor (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Philomena, Florence Foster Jenkins) Read moreVisit IMDb
  • IIene Starger: Acclaimed Casting Director (School of Rock, Sleepy Hollow and The Parent Trap). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Lucy Banks: Head of Content Solutions (Brand Solutions & Innovation at Google EMEA). Read more
  • Mike Ladouceur: Composer, Orchestrator and Producer (Mission Impossible: Fallout, The Emoji Movie, Call the Midwife. Visit IMDb
  • Philip Ilson: Festival Programmer (Artistic Director – London Short Film Festival, Short Film Programmer – BFI London Film Festival). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Charlie Phillips: Head of Documentary, The Guardian (Black Sheep, The Breadmaker). Read more Visit IMDb
  • Damian Kavanagh: Controller, BBC 3. Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Jon Wilkins: Chairman of the UK’s largest independent communications agency Karmarama. Read more
  • Frank Spotnitz: Television Showrunner (The X-Files). Visit IMDb
  • Adrian Hodges: Television Showrunner  (The Musketeers). Read moreVisit IMDb
  • Joanna Strevens: Head of Development, Carnival Films. Visit IMDb
  • David Sheldon-Hicks: Screen Graphics Artist, VFX Artist (Ex Machina, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Dark Knight, Prometheus). Visit IMDb
  • Berwyn Rowlands: Festival founder and CEO, The Iris Prize Festival. Read moreVisit IMDb

Watch Some Masterclass Highlights Below:

  • Kevin Macdonald, Director (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play)

  • Mike Ladeoucer, Composer (Mission Impossible: Fallout)

  • Daniel Mays, Actor (Rogue One, The Bank Job)

  • Gethin Anthony, Actor (Game of Thrones)

  • Damian Kavanagh, Controller - BBC3

  • Ash Ditta: Screenwriter (Swimming with Men, The Catherine Tate Show, French Film)

  • Noel Clarke: Actor, Director (Kidulthood, Adulthood)

  • Desiree Akhavan: Writer, Director, Actress (Appropriate Behaviour, The Slope)

  • Paul Webster: Producer (Atonement, Pan)