Are you wondering what your next career steps are as a filmmaker? While we are on lockdown, this is a good time to sit down, reflect, and plan ahead -and Raindance is here to help. Join the Career Surgery for Emerging Filmmakers with Raindance founder Elliot Grove to discuss your setbacks, milestones, as well as your aspirations, and we’ll do our best to help you plan.
What you will learn
- How to go beyond craft and navigate a career in the filmmaking industry,
- How to think strategically for your projects, yourself and your brand,
- How to turn your broad aspirations into precise plans.
Who should attend
Any filmmaker with some experience and big aspirations is welcome to join the Career Surgery. If you’re currently on lockdown, take this opportunity to reflect on your next steps and join us for a brainstorming session.
About the experts
Elliot Grove is the founder of Raindance (1992) and the British Independent Film Awards (1998). He has produced over 700 hundred short films and five feature films: the multi-award-winning The Living and the Dead (2006), Deadly Virtues (2013), AMBER (2017), Love is Thicker Than Water (2018) and the SWSX Grand Jury Prize winner Alice (2019). He teaches screenwriting and producing in the UK, Europe, Asia and America. He was awarded an honorary PhD in 2009 by Open University for services to education.
Rick Harvey is Programme Director of the Raindance Postgraduate Degree. He is a Cambridge-based screenwriter, story design consultant, lecturer and mentor. He has storylined for ‘Family Affairs’, developed projects for Hewland International and Frenzy Films, written a slate of short films and spec features, mentored on First Light, Media Box and BFI projects and written and developed feature screenplays for EON Productions. He lectures regularly on various aspects of the writing process. Rick is currently adapting one of his screenplays, Shadowplay, into a six-part serial for TV, and writing and developing a web-based Thriller, Heretic[s].
Baptiste Charles is a programmer for the Raindance Film Festival, and programme registrar of Raindance’s MA in Filmmaking. He is a writer for stage and screen, including the forthcoming U Up?, currently in pre-production. He is the producer of the award-winning short film Alder and the hit web-series NETFL!X AND KILL.