MA Alumni Stories

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MA Alumni Stories

Producers

Sienna Beckman

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Producer specialising in creative development and production management. Has produced for Esquire TV (NBCUniversal), Scott Free Productions, Maker Studios (Disney) and worked along side Jean-Marc Vallee (director of ‘Dallas Buyers Club‘).

Karen Simon

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Producer who has written and produced a number of projects, including short films, documentary shorts, and branded content. Currently working in Production for MetFilm Production and MetFilm Sales.

Augustin Hardy

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Producer with over a dozen credits in short films and commercials. Currently developing a world war 2 series called ‘Dog Tags‘.

Martha Mcguirk

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Freelance producer specialising in short form content. Credits include working as a music video producer for Laura Marling and producing content for the National Gallery.

Robert Panners

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Producer of independent short films. Currently script co-ordinator with the BBC’s Holby City series.

Guy Horlock

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Currently employed by Rise Films, working on the development of the premium factual projects at Rise for networks and broadcasters including, HBO, Amazon, CNN, Channel 4, BBC and Netflix.

Jos Grootjans

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Associate Video Producer For King, a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world.

Sara Herbst

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Managing Director at Life & Soul Pictures, where she oversees the development and production of the company’s slate. She is the producer of select projects at the company.

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Arnica Miakista is currently setting up a documentary production company with former MA Producing graduate Karen Simon, Arnica has worked as Assistant Executive Producer at Spier Films, responsible for development and fundraising, since graduating. Her award-winning graduation film I Coolie has been seen at the UN and British Museum, with Arnica making regular appearances on panels to discuss its subject of indentured Asian labour in South Africa. Arnica is a Brand Ambassador for Non-profit Organisation, Kick Racism.

Jamie-Louise Davis

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Award-winning producer currently working as Executive Assistant at Paramount Pictures. Her graduation film ‘Trigger Finger!’ has won several awards incl. Marbella Film Festival, IMDb Independent Shorts Awards and THAT Film Festival in Berlin and has further had many screenings amongst which is at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood as part of Golden State Film Festival 2019.

Tristan Upton

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Tristan Upton is working as an Account executive at an advertising production company, Hogarth. Mainly working on print and digital ads for Schroders.

Jamie Mills

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Jamie Mills has recently landed the job of Development Researcher at Chalkboard Television, a post he achieved through the school. Since leaving the School he has been Development Intern at mega-indie TwoFour, Script Reader at Midsummer Films and Runner/Driver on MetFilm Production’s 23 Walks. In 2019 Jamie also produced web series Live With It which has received thousands of views on Facebook and YouTube, Dormant, a music video for indie-folk band Sandtimer and horror short The Silence of Running Water.

Yasmin Robinow

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Currently working on her ambition to make it in television, Yasmin has worked as a runner for Multi Story Media, Open Mike Productions, GooWoo Media and Channel 5 on shows including The Last Leg (Channel 4) and Celebs on the Farm (Channel 5) since graduating in late 2018.

Arnar Kristjansson

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A 2018 graduate, Arnar can boast an exceptionally successful career producing feature films and television series in his native Iceland. Currently General Manager of Zik Zak Filmworks and CEO of Fenrir Films, his recent producing credits include feature Lily which has been written and directed by MA producing graduate Philip Staal.

Philip Staal

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Multi-talented Philip, runs commercials/content company Squid Flick making online videos and photography for clients including the Oslo Marathon, Rotary International and Nobel Catering. He is currently directing his first feature Lily for Fenrir Films, a company run by his MetFilm School fellow producing graduate Arnar Kristjansson.

Malick Kane

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Working for RED Digital Cinema at Pinewood Studios on graduation, Malick is now a Junior Newsroom Producer for broadcast and branding giants markettiers, a company whose clients include Adidas, Rolls Royce and the RNLI.

Ibrahim Kamel

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Graduating in 2016, Ibrahim has carved out an enviable career, first as the intern with  MetFilm Production, next as Production Assistant on Vanity Fair and Strangers for ITV and Amazon Studios and now as a Producer at London Film Productions working on client films, shorts and documentaries in Paris, Tokyo and San Francisco.

Arta Dinsberga

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Having picked up the Creative Excellence trophy at MetFilm School’s Smart Screen Creative Awards for her graduation film The Silent Generation, Arta found immediate employment in Sales and Acquisition at Bankside Films, a company with credits including Belle, Almost Adult and Jellyfish.

Claudia Kaleta

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Graduating in 2018, Claudia found immediate employment with documentary specialists Grain Media as a Production Assistant before moving to Dixon Baxi, the international Brand Agency (clients include Amazon Prime, Vimeo and the V&A), in the same role.

Petra Krilic

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Having picked up two trophies at MetFilm School’s Smart Screen Creative Awards, Petra landed the coveted internship with MetFilm Production where she worked on a number of features and documentaries. In August 2019, she joined former MA producing graduate, Ibrahim Kamel, as Production and Office Assistant at London Film Productions.

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Directors

Megan K Fox

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Filmmaker and winner of several awards including Shooting People’s Film of the Month, Inside Housing ‘Reel Homes‘ Competition, Best Director Under 25 – Underwire Festival.

Rob Ayling

 

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Award winning filmmaker with credited work for Channel 4, Warner Bros Russia/Karo Premier Distribution, The Haemophilia Society, On UnCommon Ground: An LGBT organisation and many more.

Giulia Gandini

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MA Directing graduate who’s graduation film ‘Alright.’ went viral on social media, and has been screened in several cities across the globe, including NYC at the United Nations Women HQ.

Eliad Lienhardt

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Writer/director whose work has been screened internationally and won numerous awards. Works on documentaries, corporate and short films as well as TV commercials.

Marco Schleicher

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Writer/director. Besides writing and directing his own projects he works as an assistant director and in the casting department. Credits include Neil Marshall’s ‘Hellboy‘.

Irene Lopez Marco

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Producer/director. Currently runs a production company in which she direct commercials and fashion films. Latest project, shot in Greece, documentary about the stories of the refugees in the camps of Thessaloniki and Lesbos.


Ana Pio

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Writer/director with 15 professional credits in Script Supervisor department, including 2 feature films. Master’s Project, Eden, was accepted by 17 film festivals.

Vikneshwaran Silva

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Multi-award winning writer/director working towards merging independent filmmaking with Hollywood visuals. His graduation film ‘The Puppeteer’ was screened at 24 festivals across the world and won seven awards.

Sam Ainsworth

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Award-winning writer and director with several short films to his name. Sam has also done commercial work with Nike, Esquire, Venn Group, and Shell, to name a few.

Tomisin Adepeju

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Tomisin’s short films have screened at over one hundred international film festivals, and have earned countless awards.

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Cinematographers

Joao Pedro Caldeano

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Prolific cinematographer whose work has been screened internationally. Currently wrapping on a feature as DOP. Credits also include ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service‘ and ‘The Theory of Everything‘.

Matthew Muscat-Drago

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Cinematographer on commercials, music videos and narrative short films. Runs his own company: MD Productions.

James Ducker

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Award-winning cinematographer whose work includes music videos, commercials, documentaries, TV series, short and feature films. Credits include ‘Murder on the Orient Express‘ and ‘The Crown‘.

Till Haener

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Cinematographer with experience in commercials and short films, clients include Fifa and Breitling. Also runs own company providing services to internationally recognized brands.

Ben Calloway

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London based cinematographer working in short films, music videos, TV projects and commercials. Work has been broadcast on Lifetime TV (Global Sky channel), London Live, Really, Channel 4 and Irish TV.

Etienne Leung

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Photographer and cinematographer whose clients include Coca Cola and HSBC. Has held numerous exhibitions for her work and works as a professional cinematographer for commercials, short films and documentaries.

Pauline Gefin

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Cinematographer on commercials and narrative short films. Clients include Lego, United Nations, Shell, Esquire, Lloyds Bank, Nike, and more.

Sebastian Benalcazar

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Cinematographer whose work includes feature films, commercials and music videos. His latest short film, which he co-directed, screened at multiple festivals.

Sonum Sumaria

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Filmmaker and founder of Guerrera Films, an independent film production company specialising in crafting impactful stories that inspire social change.

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Max Elliot Lovell

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Cinematographer, gaffer, and lighting technician. Has worked on several big productions such as ‘The Snowman’, ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, ‘Tolkien’, ‘Artemis Fowl’, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, and many more.

Francesca Zerenghi

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In addition to Francesca’s work as a freelance cinematographer and camera operator in the film and tv industries, she has also founded the online magazine Cinegirl, which features articles written by and for women in the film and tv industries.

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Screenwriters

Charlie Tidmas

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Screenwriter for independent film scripts focussing on diverse and creative storytelling. Commissioned to write and direct a short film by Channel 4’s Random Acts initiative.

Dilpreet Kaur Walia

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Creative writer and puppeteer whose graduation film script was chosen as a quarter-finalist as a part of Screen craft’s ‘Family-friendly Screenplay Contest’. Currently working the children’s TV show ‘The Furchester Hotel’.

Briony Puddepha

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Writer of the hit-short ‘Alison’, which was screened internationally and has won numerous adwards. Currently works as a writer for the online magazine Cinegirl with fellow MetFilm School alumni and writer on the upcoming web-series ‘Live with It’.

Abel Diaz

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Abel Diaz was commissioned by CBBC straight out of school to write 2 Episodes of their Award-Winning live-action/animation series, ‘Pablo.’  Abel’s blog, Abel’s Magic Lantern, shares his adventures in the screen trade with fellow writers and aspiring students.

Sonali Mehta

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Sonali Mehta is currently a Story Editor (or ‘Dream Extractor’ as their site puts it!) at Pocket Gems Games in San Francisco, makers of the successful War Dragons, as well as regularly writing coverage for LA company, Screenplay Readers.

Andres Seara

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Andres Seara is currently a Writer in two Writers-Rooms for series on Netflix Spain, an adaptation of the award-wining novel, ‘El Desorden que Dejas‘ (The Mess You Leave Behind,) and hit teen series, ‘Elite’.

Ali Hughes

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Ali Hughes’ writing for ground-breaking Web Series Dreaming Whilst Black netted the show over 14 web series awards internationally, becoming voted #1 series in the world 2019.  Ali’s feature script, Mignonette won multiple awards and was a London Film  Awards finalist 2017.  He is currently writing a pilot for BBC and his first feature, Numb, is in production.

Gianluca Danieli

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Gianluca returned to his home in Northern Italy to take a position with the Trentino Film Commission, assessing projects to receive support shooting in the region.

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Editors

Seun Oyewole

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Seun Oyewole has been appointed Chief Editor at Africa MediaWorks Ltd.

Beniamino Vitagliano

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Beniamino Vitagliano works at the Picture Production Company as a Motion Designer creating VFX showreels.

Natalia Barbican

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Natalia Barbican works as a commissioning video editor and producer at Stylist Magazine, creating content for its social media channels. She also has been working on a freelance basis with some major brands, and recently been commissioned to edit a series of videos for Fender Guitars. Recently Natalia launched her creative agency The Tëlka, that specialises in creating empowering content for brands, businesses and influencers. Natalia’s goal is to create more working spaces for women in film and to bring awareness to female-led companies.

Savani Mohite

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Savani Mohite is on a 6 month paid internship at Access Infinity editing branded content.

Aishwarya Sangani

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Aishwarya Sangani has joined the Sutra Advertising Group (Dubai) as a producer. She will be directly managing all the advertising output for the group as well as supervising their social media strategies.

Maria Leonor De Oliveira Verissimo

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Maria Leonor De Oliveira Verissimo is at Wildbrain, animation portal as a Channel Manager.

Julia Hostetler

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Freelance Colourist and Video Editor with experience in commercial online campaigns, short docs and feature films. Co-founder of Blunt Pencil Productions, offering post-production services.

Polly Hayes

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Polly Hayes is currently working as an Editor with Spirit Post Production. Polly works across short and long form and including color grading and 2D animation. Her editing work includes the manifesto film for Philip Morris’ new campaign, ‘Mission Winnow’, as well as the film that opened the award winning Music 4 Mental Health. She also has Assistant Editor credits on The Stand Up Sketch Show.

Anil Douglas

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Anil Douglas is working at ITN in the MCR as an Edit Assistant. Anil is part of the postproduction team delivering Dispatches for Channel 4. Anil has previously worked on feature-length and short films, Broadcast TV, media communications projects, branded content, adverts and commercials and digital video content.

Yvie Park Russell

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Yvie works at Tinderflint as a short form content editor. She has also been creating motion graphics animations independent creative brand PPLRSTRANGE.

Sean Holdsworth

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Sean has recently joined Sky Vision as a Technical Assistant. Sean has previously been working as an Assistant Editor on the documentary The Reason I Jump for Met Film Productions.

Maria Brandt

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Maria has just joined Lipsync Post, as a junior DI Conform. She has been most recently working at Molinaire in the postproduction department. Maria will be working on The Baselight color grading system.