Crispin Heaton, UK, Class of 2017
Reflections on the course:
"I learned a huge amount about filmmaking in three weeks on the Directing Summer School. In particular, I developed a much stronger understanding of how to produce a compelling story rather than simply making a film that is technically competent.
Udayan is an excellent tutor who is passionate about teaching as well as filmmaking. The other trainers also have a huge amount of experience and knowledge to share and do so in a very effective and constructive way. The atmosphere on the course and around the school is very good.
The structure of the course is excellent, enabling you to build on what you learn throughout. The opportunity to work with professional actors and crew on the final film is a huge benefit, allowing you to put all of it to the best possible use. I completed the course knowing that I had made substantial progress as a film maker while also understanding more clearly where I need to focus on improving in future. I feel much more confident in my ability to complete future projects."