As a filmmaker and a member of the CMTC-OVM (rare diseases) family I was asked to travel to The Netherlands to film their Annual Global Family Fun Day at the famous Efteling Theme Park. I produced three promotional videos for the organisation and subtitled them in four different languages (Spanish, German, Dutch and French). I am very grateful for the opportunity and the experience.
A trip to Sky Gardens and a tutorial from my talented friend, Sam Jae, prepared me for my trip to The Netherlands to film for the CMTC-OVM Global Family Day.
Here is a short video that I made from my time there.
On set of my short film, TOFFEE. As a 15 year old filmmaker, I wouldn't have been able to make this wonderful film without such supportive and talented family and friends.
'I'm The One'
'I'm The One' is my first single-take film. It was also my first attempt at using a steadicam and so practised I for months before the shoot.
PQATV Script-to-Screen Residentials
I have attended a number of residential filmmaking courses with Pauline Quirke Academy's PQATV Script-to-Screen. Working collaboratively with the teachers and students we created short films during the week which were showcased at Cineworld Cinemas at different venues in London. Each of the courses have given me invaluable filmmaking experiences and the opportunity to work with, and learn from, highly experienced professionals.
There is something wonderful about entering your short films into film festivals. Knowing that there is a chance that audiences from around the world may get to see what you have worked hard to create.
INTO FILM Youth Advisory Council
It was an absolute honour meeting Luke Evans at an INTO FILM Q&A and listening to him give a talk about his acting journey. I am beyond thankful to INTO FILM (CYMRU) and love being part of their Youth Advisory Council. I am blessed with the incredible experiences that have been offered to me through this amazing organisation and the numerous and diverse opportunities to learn about the film industry.
Pauline Quirke Academy
I joined PQA Cardiff at the age of 11 and spent over 4 years studying Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television. The teachers at PQA Cardiff helped nurture my passion for filmmaking and it was here I met some of my greatest friends.
Pictured here with PQA Cardiff Principal Tom Barker, Deputy Principal Laura Kirkup and teachers, Jack Browse, Jack Beresford and Rachel Price.
I was thrilled and honoured to have been asked to join KIDSCAPE as an ambassador. It is my hope that I will be able to use my filmmaking skills to help promote the amazing work of this fantastic, anti-bullying organisation.
Into Film 2020 Awards
I was thrilled to have my short film, I'm The One, selected 12-15 Best Film at the Into Film Awards 2020 and having David Walliams make the announcement, was ultra amazing!
A collaborative project with Kidscape and Into FIlm
Into Film and Kidscape worked together to produce a fantastic educational resource on mental health and bullying. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have a film that I made at the age of 14, used to develop a resource to teach mindfulness. I feel very grateful and am humbled by this opportunity. I hope it will help teachers to tackle these difficult subjects with young people.
Interview on ITV Wales and BBC Radio Wales
With 'I'm The One' being selected Best 12-15 Film at the Into Film Awards, I was invited onto BBC Radio Wales as part of the celebrations for Team Into Film Cymru and interviewed on ITV Wales. It was my first interview on TV and Radio and I loved both of these wonderful experiences. Thank you Into Film and Into Film Cymru for the opportunities.
Time To Sleep Stories
The production team from TTSS have been incredibly kind and supportive. They have given me not only their trust, but provided me with opportunities to develop my skills creatively in a number of ways. I am thrilled to be working with them on a variety of projects and am so grateful to them for allowing me feel so valued within their talented team.
ANARK Film TV Productions
Working with the team from ANARK FILMTV Productions on a pilot series was a wonderfully unique and fun experience. I am grateful in their faith in me, alllowing me to direct, film and edit the pilot episodes.
Collaborative Projects/Industry Work Experiences
I am always humbled, eager and grateful for the opportunities to develop a diverse range of creative skills. I thrive off learning from industry professionals and their unique skill sets within their professions.