On Tuesday 25th October, at an event in London, I was announced as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit 2016.
I, and 17 other aspiring creatives, were chosen across the fields of Games, Television and Films to be accepted onto the Breakthrough Brits scheme 2016. What this basically means is that BAFTA will try to help and support us in any way they can over the course of the next 12 months. Nifty.
This mostly comes in the form of connecting you with people who you could learn from and/or potentially work with to further your career. I have a few ideas of people I’d like to meet but I think I had better keep them to myself for now or otherwise risk disappointment and embarrassment when they snub me!
The other Breakthrough Brits this year
Over the last few weeks I’ve had a few opportunities to hang out with some of the other Breakthrough Brits and it’s been really interesting to learn about other people’s careers. What I really like about this particular award is that they look at people from across the spectrum of roles within Games, Film and TV. I’ve met producers, editors, writers, actors, artists, directors, cinematographers and more. And I feel like I have a much better idea of what each of these roles entails now.
I think what is really worth emphasising is that despite the fact that the actors, games studio owners and directors normally get the most praise and publicity for their roles in creating things, there are lots of extremely talented people beavering away “under the hood” doing things that really impact on the final quality of a production.
If you’re interested, you can check out some of the other Breakthroughs at that link at the top. They really are a bunch of lovely, very talented and inspiring individuals.