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Shooting People is a vibrant community of independent filmmakers, writers, actors, crew, animators and industry.

We facilitate creativity in film, helping members connect and collaborate to get their films made and seen.

Membership of Shooting People has an annual fee. This ensures we remain a sustainable independent organisation.

I've loved (and used!) Shooting People since it started. A wonderful and brilliantly creative community.

Mike Figgis , Director 'Leaving Las Vegas', Author 'Digital Filmmaking'


  • Actor-turned-director Ella Glendining was one of 5 SP members announced as Screen’s Stars Of Tomorrow 2020.
  • Casting director Shaheen Baig was nominated for a BIFA and Longlisted for a BAFTA for ‘Calm with Horses’.
  • 4 members were announced as part of BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brits.
  • Actors Imogen Poots (Vivarium), Alice Lowe (Prevenge), Jessica Hynes (Spaced) and Alex Lawther (The End of the F***ing World) all shared their extensive knowledge as speakers at our NEW SHOOTS events.
  • Casting assistant Jessica Straker joined director Sarah Gavron to discuss the critically acclaimed ‘Rocks’ during our April NEW SHOOTS event.
  • Martin Johnston and Oré Sanderson won SP’s New Shoots: Actors Competition in 2021, picking up a bespoke showreel scene, an actor’s grant, awesome kit and prizes.


  • Access active Actor opportunities, funds and competitions in SP’s Opportunities Directory.
  • Be in with a chance to win a £250 actors grant, a bespoke showreel scene, sound-recording kit, screenwriting software and other prizes by submitting to the NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS competition taking place twice a year.
  • Build your network by meeting directors, writers, producers and industry at SP Events, in person and online.
  • 40 roles are posted weekly to SP Production from independent filmmakers looking for cast, crew and collaborators across the spectrum of independent film.