What has been the most exciting project of the last twelve months?
Recently we did a shoot for a fashion brand where we interviewed some well-known creative women. It’s not out yet, but it was so inspiring to listen to their stories and learn how they started out. In general, the work is incredibly varied which makes for exciting challenges.
What skills are essential to your job?
Adaptability, communication and people skills. Random knowledge (about farms, for example!) are also very useful in production and can help you out of sticky situations.
Do you run any side projects alongside your job?
Yes, I’m currently co-producing a film with Film London, the BFI and the BBC which we are looking to shoot next spring.
What tools do you use most for your work?
My laptop, phone, notebook, pen and a ruler. I use the ruler to draw a line down the middle of the page, so I can have the job or the subject on the left side, and a to-do list on the right. (If I’m feeling really fancy I’ll underline each of the subjects as well.) I’ll use the other left side to scribble down thoughts. I hate the idea of a to-do list on my computer; I’ve tried it but I just can’t absorb the information, I find that things tend to sink in if I write them out. It’s probably a hangover from how I learnt at school.