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26 Jul

Colchester Film Network

Colchester Film Network is a series of seminars and networking events.

Aimed at local filmmakers, actors, film financiers and film marketing specialists, whether you’re on the hunt for cast and crew for a new project, or looking to explore your financing and marketing options, this is the perfect time and place to discuss all your current and future projects with a drink in hand and some great company.

For this 2nd session on Tuesday the 6th of August we welcome:

• BFI Network Talent Executive Thomas Wightman

• Producer, Director and Writer Ronnie Thompson (The Hatton Garden Job, I Am Soldier, Green Street 3, Tower Block)

Remi Morrison from local video production service Red Cactus Media.

The evening will be hosted by Jamie Weston from Signals and Film Suffolk.

Thomas Wightman

Responsible for identifying and developing filmmaking talent in the South East, Read all submissions for short film and feature film treatment development providing editorial feedback throughout the application process and Propose projects for funding to the BFI Film Fund as well as supporting talent development. 

Tom is going to be talking about it in detail, this is a great opportunity to learn about how to get your projects funded.

Ronnie Thompson

A former Prison Officer having spent 7 years working in some of the UK’s most notorious jails.  During this time he became the youngest person to achieve the positions of Hostage Negotiator, Control and Restraints Instructor and a commander for Operation Tornado (the national riot response team).  

Ronnie has multiple screen-writing, directorial and producer credits. He produced and directed Tower Block in 2012 that starred Sheridan Smith, Russell Tovey and Jack O’Connell. He also wrote and directed I Am Soldier (2014) and The Hatton Garden Job (2017). He has also written three episodes of the long-running soap Hollyoaks (2018).   

Remi Morrison

Remi has been running her production company for 10 years and will be providing insightful information about how to operate and manage a video production company. 

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Over the next six months Colchester Film Network will present talks covering; producing, directing, acquisitions and distribution, what film festivals look for, copyright law, moving from short films to features, creating productions for broadcast and much more.

Each session will feature two presentations, with one guest from outside the area and another highlighting local talent. There will also be networking activities, so make sure you bring plenty of business cards.

This event is made possible with funding from SECCADS and the BFI Network.

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