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New Film Makers Award
Get your film on the small screen



Image from 'Foster'

A man remembers the day he met his foster parents
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Director: Jonathan Newman

Age: 34

Brief Biography: Multi-national, multi-functional, multi-hyphenated (writer-slash-director-slash-editor), British born film maker with a penchant for crispy aromatic duck and sushi.

What's the best aspect of directing films: Being on set is the greatest thing. It’s exhausting, but I would quite happily spend every day of the year filming if I could.  The other best aspect is knowing you’ve done something that people appreciate.

And the worst: The worst is getting it wrong and having regrets. Not spending enough time developing the script.

Never be on set without: A good pair of shoes and a chair.

Budget for Surprise: £500 - and a lot of favours! The true costs should have been closer to £10,000

Top tip for film making: 1) Develop the script. 2) Be a perfectionist. 3) Invite criticism. 4) Trust your instinct.


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