Thomas has had a busy few years filming Daisy Goodwin’s period drama Victoria for ITV, Harlots for Hulu – and, more recently, Lisa McGee’s (Derry Girls) new thriller, The Deceived, for Channel 5 in Northern Ireland.
This was just one of the questions put to director David Jackson by RTS East’s Fiona Ryder, following a screening of his impressive debut feature, Winterlong, at the Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge, in late April.
Jackson, who received his first big break from Nicola Shindler at the Red Production Company directing the RTS award-winning series Clocking Off, said he owed everything to TV drama.
I’ve always loved acting, I just caught the bug.
It’s become an old saying now, but if you can make a living doing what you love, then you’ll never have to work a day in your life. That has certainly been what it’s felt like for me. The hardest thing to deal with is what happens when you're not able to work, and you either have to take another job or just be frustrated and wait. There’s all sorts of disappointments waiting for you, and I think the measure of professionalism in our career is how you handle disappointments, not how you handle success.
Live sport is tense, exhilarating, and action-packed - as much for the people who film it as the players themselves. But what goes into a great sports broadcast?
In this Tips in 60 Seconds, director and producer Simon Wheeler reveals the mastery behind filming quality live footage, and gives his advice on how to get involved in sports coverage.
Drama directing is an immensely fun job but also highly competitive. You need determination and imagination to succeed according to Christiana Ebohon.
Christiana has over fifteen years in the industry. She has been behind some of the most recognisable series, directing Doctors, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale. As well as drama series, she has made a number of award-winning short films and is now trying her hand at high end drama and features. Here she offers her best advice on becoming a drama director.
Colm McCarthy has multiple famous titles to his directing credits. From Endeavour and Spooks to Doctor Who, Sherlock and most recently the entire second season of Peaky Blinders, McCarthy has a wealth of experience. In this video he gives his best advice on how to get into directing.