The Importance of Collaboration: A Conversation with Ben Hampton

Can you tell us a little about yourself and your journey as an MA filmmaking student at Central Film School? I started my MA Filmmaking degree with some prior industry experience from a range of production levels. Most of my acquired skills before starting the MA programme were self taught or learned through experience. My …

Trust your Instincts: Conversation with Oriana Page.

Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and what you were doing before applying for CFS? I’ve been a fan of Film and television for my entire life. I initially started working in theatre doing both acting and writing for a show that premiered in London and later went on a European …

Tim Haines, Professional Perspectives: Documentary Production

Documentary producer and director Tim Haines came to visit CFS and speak to the students there about documentary production and pitching in the modern television industry. As the creator of the legendary natural history documentary Walking with Dinosaurs, Tim was a uniquely insightful guest who we were privileged to welcome and have him speak to …

Finding Freelance Work in the Film & TV Industry

On Thursday 8th June, Central Film School hosted Max Albrecht, creative director and founder of Critical Mask Pictures, a video and film production company that works primarily in the science-fiction and horror markets. Max gave insight into his currently ten-year career operating as a freelancer for film and television, as well as the best skills …

Matt Jones: TV Screenwriting – Professional Perspectives

Central Film School was delighted to welcome television screenwriter and producer Matt Jones last week to come and speak to our students about how they can pitch for television, what they need to consider when fleshing out a long-form series idea, and what to avoid in their scriptwriting to make sure their work gets read. …

Jason Flemyng: Ten Thousand Hours – Professional Perspectives

On Thursday 18th May, Central Film School had the pleasure and privilege of hosting a guest lecture and Q&A session with renowned screen actor Jason Flemyng. Jason has worked in over a hundred and fifty films and television shows, including notable roles in Boiling Point, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Snatch and Lock, Stock …

Celebrating 15 Years of Central Film School: A Remarkable Anniversary Party

Lights, camera, celebration! Central Film School recently marked a significant milestone in its journey as it proudly celebrated 15 years of excellence in the film industry. The occasion was nothing short of spectacular, as the school hosted a remarkable anniversary party on May 4th. The event brought together industry partners, local schools, and businesses to …

Mantaro – An interview with Morgan Quashie

What was the inspiration behind the story of Mantaro? Mantaro is a short psychological sci-fi thriller about Alex, a young woman who discovers there’s a sinister side to the brand-new, all-knowing delivery service she signs up for.  The first draft of the script was written way back towards the end of 2018, after a conversation …