Aspiring filmmaker Bryan learns the ropes

Posted on 26th April 2013 | in Community , James Calvert Spence College - Acklington Rd , Young People’s Activities

Bryan-WalmsleyLocal filmmaker Bryan Walmsley (pictured right) has beaten the competition and secured his place with 20 other hopefuls on the National Youth Film Academy apprenticeship scheme for 2013.

Bryan left JCSC last summer and looked for work, initially in the field of accountancy. “I tried to get a job, but I couldn’t find one. Then I saw this advertised on the job website. I’d never seen anything in creative industries before, so I went for it – and got it!”

During his apprenticeship with the NYFA , Bryan will work on providing the NYFA services to clients, securing finance for films and developing his skills to become a top quality filmmaker.

The National Youth Film Academy, supported by the directors guild of great Britain have become an approved partner of the Youth Training Academy (YTA) and are currently training 20 apprentices to release into the British Film Industry.

Artistic Director Rob Earnshaw: “ With the rise in university fees and increase in youth unemployment apprenticeships are the real alternative for aspiring young film makers to enter an already competitive market. We are incredibly proud to have Bryan on our programme”

“At the end of this apprenticeship I would love to get a job in TV or film production.” said Bryan.

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