Alumni Outreach Ambassadors

Our graduate body now exceed over 10,000 students from over 100 countries globally. Our students have worked in all corners of the world and are pushing boundaries within the screen industries. For those reasons, we feel that its great to hear from their experiences and what they are doing, as well as what they experienced at MetFilm School. Giving advice on preparing for interviews, how to work in the industry and what they learnt during their time at MetFilm School, our Outreach Ambassadors can help advise your students on their next steps.

STEFAN STEINMAIR

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Stefan is originally from the small German-speaking part in North-Italy. He holds a BA in History of Art, Cinema and Theatre from the University of Milan. After his studies, Stefan worked as a Sales Coordinator for an American Textile company in Toronto and NYC, managed different Restaurants in Italy and worked as a Hotel Manager all over Europe. Finally, missing the creativity in his job, he did a Master in Scriptwriting & Business/Producing in Berlin and London. Since then he worked on high-end commercials and film productions as Producer, Line Producer and Production Manager. He was the Head of Development and Associate Producer for different London based film companies – before founding his own. Stefan is fluent in German, Italian and English.

SARA ALVES

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Sara has been working as an editor, casting director and actress for 8 years. Previously, she worked in a company based in Pinewood Studios and now she is a freelancer in film, commercial and social media content. Main clients: Zeiss, Red Europe, Volvo, Deloitte, Microsoft, among others. Furthermore, Sara has experience as PR and Brand Ambassador for different events like BSC show at Olympia and Excel. She speaks four languages and lived in four countries.

ALEXANDROS TSILIFONIS

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Alexandros is an award-winning film director based in London. His directing experience ranges from fiction narrative to commercials for international and UK-based productions and his latest project “Fe-2o3” was produced by the 2018 Academy Award Winner David Ormerod. He works as a director and acting coach for the Acting School Instinctual and currently he runs live trivia-shows for Blinq. Through his career, he has directed projects for companies such as the Forthnet Group, RG, Bloode and Theon’s Sensors. He has developed more than five feature length scripts, directed over ten short films and now strives to direct his debut feature film in 2020 produced by Central Athens Film Productions.

BOGDANA DANIELOVA

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Originally from Bulgaria, Bogdana attended Met Film School’s Three Year BA program and graduated with a 2:1 with a mixed medium live-action/stop-motion graduation film called “Epiphania”. The film was nominated for the “Innovation” category at the Smart Screen Creative Awards. She has actively participated in Met Film School’s both social and academic events such as mixers, masterclasses, and outside-of-class projects. After graduating from Met, due to the gained experience, Bogdana has received opportunities to work on professional film sets; most recent one was the upcoming Met Film Original “23 Walks”. She has also had opportunities to work with Barnaby Thompson, head of Ealing Studios. The connections she made while at Met Film School are opening doors to bigger and better opportunities every day.

MELISSA GREEN

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Melissa came to MetFilm School in October 2015. Since graduating she has become a freelance sound designer and editor for mostly student projects. Her graduation film was made in collaboration with fellow student Bogdana Petrova. The film ‘Epiphania’ won 3rd in the Smart Screen Creative Awards, an annual showcase at MetFilm School, which was judged by British comedy stalwart Armando Iannucci. Melissa continues to pursue projects and works at MetFilm School regularly.

EMIL PETERSEN

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Emil is a novelist, scriptwriter and film director from Denmark. He has a Bachelor in social science and strategic communication and an MA in directing from Met Film School in London. His time at Met film school allowed him to read a wide variety of scripts, spanning all genres and styles. Emil learnt how to develop his own personal style and successfully managed to direct and write his first short film ‘’ Space Ranger’’. The film has been submitted this year to several festivals (UK Film festival, New York City Short Film, Hollywood Art and Movie awards, etc…) and once its round in those festivals completed, it will be soon available online.

JULIANA MATSUBARA

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Juliana is a Production designer, specialising in building sets for commercials, short films and tv shows, with a background in illustration. After finishing a BA in Architecture in Brazil, Juliana moved to London and graduated in MA Directing at MetFilm School. She has combined her passion for design and directing in her films, her graduation project ‘Southpaws’ won the diversity category at The Smart Screen Creative Awards 2018.

WILLIAM BOYD

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William is an award-winning Writer/Director with both a BA & MA from MetFilm School. He spent 4 years at the London campus where he made the film “Onye Nmefie”. The film was well received in the UK & USA, qualifying for both Oscar & BAFTA consideration. William has gone on to receive nominations and wins at the world’s largest black festival (PAFF) & largest youth festival (NFFTY). He is in development of his next film with BFI NETWORKS, one of the most competitive schemes in the UK. William has returned to The Met to give the students a Masterclass alongside his work on commercials and commissioned projects. He is currently writing his first feature with aims to shoot between 2020 and 2021 in Nigeria.

HEINI SUSANNE

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Since graduating with an MA in Directing from MetFilm School, Heini Susanne has directed multiple music videos. Her recent music video ‘Sound Of My Youth’ for Jamie Hannah premiered on Billboard and was featured on MTV. Heini works as a freelance Director alongside work as a Videographer and Photographer for Universal Music Group and is currently in pre-production for her fourth short film.

OLIVIA BHATTI

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Olivia Starr successfully completed her MA Directing at Met Film School in 2015 where her final MA film project ‘Memento Mori’ was showcased at Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, and has been recommended as short film collaboration to be shared at film festivals. Over the course of her time at Met Film School and the last few years, she has successfully produced and directed a series of short films. Olivia has also worked on films such as AB Negative, Cross and Pool Table Bust and she was chosen to direct a behind the scenes documentary for Best of the Best Dream Car Competition 2015. Based in London, UK, she is a dedicated, enthusiastic, self- motivated individual with well-developed team-working and communication skills. Olivia is currently working for an award-winning film and animation company DNEG at London studios, with the ambition to work on the next major Hollywood production.

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