Thanks very much for the support guys. I got it through the BBC directors room scheme tjis year. I've now been taken on the rosta of directors by the show. It was a fantastic scheme, and if you are interested in the directing TV drama you can't get a better start. I urge all my fellow shooters who direct to apply. The application isn't too complicated and you never know!
You don't need to have done TV before, but you need to know the show you are applying for. I got an interview with just my short film and my pitch. Knowing the show got me through the 2 interviews and the directing test.
When I get a chance I'll write a piece based on my experience of the scheme if fellow shooters would find it useful. Thanks afia 😃
Thanks for the additional info Afia. I'm sure there's lots of people here who would very much appreciate learning from your experience.
It's not only BBC who have schemes like this. A friend of mine launched a successful career from a similar platform directing many episodes of Hollyoaks. It's these long running soaps that have launched many a career on both sides of the camera.
Quick question. Do different directors make much difference to the show? Isn't it all scripted and worked according to some pre-existing template? I'm not sure how these soap operas work and perhaps there's room for creativity within it.
Good luck with it!
Woow, I am really glad to hear that. Congratulations and keep moving forward. Thank you for also sharing your experience with the BBC Directors scheme. I would love to hear more about your experience.
All the best with everything. You are doing great..!!