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LAB #1: How to get started & noticed

An online webinar exploring how to get your foot in the door of the film industry, part of the LAB series of the BFI Film Academy North; a programme of activities designed to give you the tools and knowledge to follow your passion for all things film related.

To kick off our ‘life cycle of a film’ series we are excited to welcome  writer / director & Producer team Charlotte Regan and Theo Barrowclough who will chat to  Caragh Davison from BFI Network about their development process.

Charlotte and Theo are working together on their first feature, Scrapper, developed with BBC Films and the BFI.

Come along and find out how they keep their friendship alive and work together to bring cracking ideas to life from shorts to features. We’ll find out how they got started and earned a living while building their creative slate, how they got noticed, got funding and bagged their first feature.

About the guests

Charlotte is a 25 year old filmmaker who grew up making low and no budget music promos for local rappers, creating over 200 to date. Her first short film, Standby premiered at TIFF and went on to be nominated for a BAFTA and win a Sundance Ignite Award. Her second short Fry-up screened at BFI LFF, Sundance and Berlinale, and her third short Dodgy Dave played at TIFF and BFI LFF. She is in post on her first feature Scrapper  (BBC Films, BFI, produced by DMC Films) and is developing an original drama series, Ekky with Fearless Minds and BBC Drama. She is a Sundance Ignite Fellow, a BFI Future Film and New Talent award winner and was named as a 2020 Screen International Star of Tomorrow.

Theo is a producer at DMC Film. Alongside overseeing development for the company’s film and TV slates, Theo runs the DMC x Vero Short Film Fund, which aims to support the most exciting emerging filmmakers in the UK. Most recently, he was an Associate Producer on Calm With Horses, which was financed by Film4 and nominated for BAFTA and BIFA awards last year. His latest short, Good Thanks You?, was selected by Semaine de la Critique at Cannes. As part of his work at DMC, he is developing a diverse range of projects, including The Kitchen, which has Kibwe Tavares on board to direct and Daniel Kaluuya attached to write, and Dreadful Ned, written by Joe Murtagh for Michael Fassbender to star.

Carragh works across BFI NETWORKs UK wide activity with a focus on designing flagship talent development programmes and supporting BFIs work with Bafta, British Council and BIFA. Her mission is to burst the industry bubble and throw open the doors to new film makers from all walks of life.

This activity is part of the UK-wide BFI Film  Academy programme and is supported  using funds from the National Lottery #NationalLottery @bfifilmacademy