‘How to Get a First Feature Made’ ran from February to April 2016, with four immersive days which took place in Newcastle Upon Tyne. The aim of the programme was to increase the readiness of would-be-first time feature film makers from the North of England to make the leap from short to feature film production. It was run in partnership with Creative England under their 'Talent Modules' banner, with financial backing from the BFI.
Designed for prospective first-time feature filmmakers, the modules took 40 carefully selected early career directors, producers and writers working in drama, factual and animation through a detailed and expert-led overview of the complete lifecycle of feature film production. Speakers included Tom Grievson (Fandor), Bea Neumann, Rachel Tunnard and Michael Berliner (Adult Life Skills), Oscar-winning producer Mia Bays, Peter Ettedgui (Spectre, Kinky Boots), Stephen Follows (author of Directors UK's agenda-setting report into gender inequality in the UK film industry), Patrick Fischer (Creativity Media), producer Daisy Allsop, writer/director Hope Dickson Leach, editor Andrew Hulme (Lucky Number Slevin, The American) and producer and director Paul Katis (Kajaki)
For more information on the programme click here.