Since graduating Sean Hind (MA Film, Production 2016) has been working as a Floor Runner and is starting work on season 5 of Outlander in April 2019. He has also worked on commercials, TV dramas and feature films including Tim Burton’s new film Dumbo. On the side he is developing a feature film project with another producer, having optioned a book. The next step is to find a writer, director and to apply for development funding.
“I wouldn’t be where I am now if it weren’t for the MA Film course at the Screen Academy. Through contacts I made while studying I have been able to pursue a career as an Assistant Director. If future students approach the course in the right way then they can take full advantage of all the options that become available. I learned the basics of AD’ing while on the course from class exercises and from working on short films outside of the curriculum. The MA Film course also allows you to collaborate with other filmmakers in Scotland and therefore you can leave the course being part of the local filmmaking community.
I recommend the MA Film course to anyone seeking a career in Film and TV. I learned that the most important thing is to be pro-active, make contacts and open yourself up to new experiences within filmmaking. The more you know the more you can be of use on a shoot”