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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.

THE CIRCLE (Autumn 2020 New Shoots winning film) explores race in a way I’ve never seen on screen before - playing with form, movement and narrative structure. I’m really looking forward to seeing where Lanre Malaolu’s voice takes him next.

Desiree Akhavan, Sundance winner, Writer, Director and Actor; NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS judge


  • ‘Censor’, the debut feature by writer/director Prano Bailey-Bond and cinematographer Annika Summerson premiered at Sundance, was nominated for 9 awards at the British Independent Film Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut Feature.
  • Alex Polunin produced the short film Egúngún (Masquerade) which was nominated for Best British Short Film at the British Independent Film Awards.
  • DOP Annika Summerson was nominated for best Cinematography at the 2020 BIFAs for ‘Mogul Mowgli’ and worked on the Sundance feature ‘Censor.’
  • Al Morrow produced the Sundance winning and BAFTA nominated documentary ‘The Reason I Jump’.
  • Stuart Wilson (sound) & Greg Butler (special visual effects) were nominated for the 2020 BAFTAs for ‘1917’.
  • 5 members were announced as Screen’s Stars Of Tomorrow.
  • Director Matt Houghton and writer Marley Morrison were named as Film London’s Lodestars.
  • Producer Myf Hopkins (The Last Tree), Co-Director Edward Watts (For Sama) and Producer Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor (Blue Story) were shortlisted for the 2020 BAFTAs for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.
  • Anna Griffin, Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor, Manon Ardisson and Sarah Brocklehurst were selected for the BFI Vision Awards.
  • Ali Farahani was the DOP on the 2018 Oscar-winning short ‘The Silent Child’
  • 4 Producers are nominated for the BIFAs- Al Morrow (The Reason I Jump), Emily Everdee (Mandem), Tom Wood (Sudden Light) and Jessi Gutch (The Forgotten C).
  • 51 members screened at London Short Film Festival 2021.


  • 60 members were recommended to Kickstarter for bespoke crowdfunding support in 2020.
  • 40 roles are posted weekly to SP Production from independent filmmakers looking for editors, composers, camera crew, gaffers, production designers, makeup artists, and all types of below the line crew.
  • Access active Crew opportunities, funds and competitions in SP’s Opportunities Directory.
  • Submit a short film to SP’s NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS competition for a chance to win top industry mentorship, awesome kit & prizes.
  • Build your network by meeting directors, writers, producers and industry at SP Events, in person and online.