How have you landed freelance jobs?
The main website for television jobs is Talent Manager, which you can access for free. You can pay to have a premium account.
When applying for roles, you need to get used to rejection – just apply and forget about it. It can be very tough to get work sometimes, especially in the winter months where a lot of people are looking and it is very competitive. You just need to keep pushing and eventually you will get one.
What was your journey like when you were first starting out? Did you find your feet quickly?
It was very hard and still continues to be. The industry is rampant with nepotism and whilst it’s sad, it is true.
I did a lot of research for a short film I was developing about the ethnic bias which exists and is evidenced through research. I have a foreign name and I do believe that it can, and does, hinder me. If you are the same and don’t have parents or family friends in the industry, it will be harder – but not impossible.
We can shine as normal, state educated people who have real life experiences that make us just as good, or even better, than those who don’t.