Calling aspiring documentary filmmakers and photographers

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Documentary director Guy King and photographer Paula Smith are looking for enthusiastic assistants to join their production team.

The creative pair are collaborating on a short documentary film to be premiered at Walthamstow town centre’s new Empire cinema in late 2014. The production will feature local residents having their portraits taken in a pop-up photo studio/gallery, where the emerging collection of portrait photographs will be exhibited.

King and Smith are keen to take on several part-time volunteer assistants to support the project. This team will develop their filmmaking and/or photography skills under the guidance of mentors such as acclaimed local filmmakers Marc Isaacs, Mike Connolly, Lucy Kaye and Ivana MacKinnon.

Volunteer assistants will:

  • help engage with the local community, researching interesting characters to invite
  • assist in the production side helping Guy and Paula in the filming/photography process
  • develop their filmmaking & photography skills under the guidance of mentors

Candidates should have bags of enthusiasm, confidence to communicate with people and an interest to learn about filmmaking and/or photography. Previous experience may be beneficial, but not essential. Filming will take place during August.

To apply please email your CV and a letter (100-300 words) explaining why you would like to join the team to guyking5@gmail.com before 15 June 2014.

‘Tales from the Studio: Pound a Portrait’ is being created as part of The Reel Walthamstow Moving Image Commission. This project is commissioned by Waltham Forest Council and is funded by Hill Development as part of their planning contribution for their development at the Scene, Walthamstow Town Centre.

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