The following interviews are part of my Filmmakers in Focus series. I spoke with writers, filmmakers, and artists based in my surrounding area to hear about their experiences within their respective industries and what advice they would offer upcoming creatives.
Ben is a fellow University of Southampton graduate like myself who has spent many years working in theatre, film, and video production. He is the Founder and Managing Director of MWS Media, a video production service based in Newbury.
Alongside this, he has written and directed several award-winning films. Here is what he had to share.
Mark has been in the game for a while now. He kickstarted his filmmaking career at Shepperton Studios training Screenwriters and has gone on to become an award-winning filmmaker.
He is also the Founder and Former Director of the Exit 6 Film Festival in Basingstoke. We weren't short of discussion points in this exciting interview.
Sophie is a promising young artist based in Thatcham whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for many years. She gained a popular social media following with her paintings of animals.
I decided to speak with Sophie about what makes a successful artist, how to become recognized online, and what challenges artists should expect to face.
Liam is a Reading based filmmaker who currently works as a Producer. We started our careers together as film students at the University of Southampton, the best uni in the world!
I caught up with Liam to see what he's up to film wise nowadays and to discuss some of his early filmography.