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.

Industry speakers

  • Bryan Cranston: Actor, Producer  (Breaking Bad, Godzilla, Malcolm in the Middle) Read more
  • Kevin Macdonald: Director (Whitney, The Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void)
  • Armando Iannucci: Acclaimed Satirist, Director, Writer and Showrunner (Veep, The Thick of It, Alan PartridgeRead more
  • Damian Kavanagh: Controller, BBC 3. Read more
  • Valerio Bonelli: Award-Winning Editor (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Philomena, Florence Foster Jenkins) Read more
  • IIene Starger: Acclaimed Casting Director (School of Rock, Sleepy Hollow and The Parent Trap). Read more
  • Lucy Banks: Head of Content Solutions (Brand Solutions & Innovation at Google EMEA). Read more
  • Jon Wilkins: Chairman of the UK’s largest independent communications agency Karmarama
  • James Marsh: Oscar-winning Director (The Theory Of Everything)
  • David Yates: Director (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Legend of Tarzan, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
  • Scott Z Burns: Writer (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Informant, Contagion)
  • Hossein Amini: Writer/Director (Drive, The Two Faces of January, 47 Ronin, Snow White and the Huntsman)
  • Stephen Frears: Director (The Queen, Philomena, Florence Foster Jenkins, High Fidelity)
  • Paul Webster: Producer (Locke, Atonement)
  • Gethin Anthony: Actor (Game of Thrones, Call the Midwife, Aquarius)
  •  Iain Smith: Producer (The Fifth Element, Mad Max:Fury Road)
  •  Frank Spotnitz: Television Showrunner (The X-Files)
  •  Adrian Hodges: Television Showrunner  (The Musketeers)
  •  Neil Landau: Hollywood Writer (Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Melrose Place, Doogie Howser M.D)
  •  Noel Clarke: Actor, Director (Kidulthood, Adulthood).
  • Pawel Pawlikowski: Oscar-winning Director (Ida, The Summer of Love, Cold War, Last Resort)
  • Joanna Strevens: Head of Development, Carnival Films
  • Sarah Gavron: Director (Suffragette)
  • Desiree Akhavan: Writer, Director, Actress (Appropriate Behaviour, The Slope)
  • Chris Morris: Writer/Director (The Day Today, Jam, Four Lions, Brass Eye)
  • John Landis: Director (The Blue Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, Burke and Hare)
  • Sir Alan Parker: Director (Evita, Midnight Express, The Commitments)

Watch some Masterclass highlights below: