Grummy wrote:Sam, am I right in thinking you are a student? If so, what are you studying?
You are indeed. I’m doing a TV production course, mostly practical based in a professional TV studio.
Did GCSEs & A-levels in Film & Media Studies, English Language and Digital Art at a Media & Arts College and was involved in producing feature films for local Odeon Cinema release with the college’s in-house production company. After leaving college I wanted to take a break from education, so began job hunting. Whilst in the process of looking for a job I got incredibly lucky and met a friend’s brother-in-law at a party, he was a producer at Channel 4 on Big Brother. I got in touch with him and was able to shadow him and do some work on the show, which was awesome! Bob left (which meant I left with him) to try and make the jump to film, but was unsuccessful.
During that period I had an ad-hoc job where I’d be sent to buy alcohol from certain establishments and if my ID wasn’t requested (I was 18, but looked younger) I had to issue a warning to the manager. If they’d already been warned I had to keep my identity a secret and inform my employer, who’d potentially revoke their licence.
Bob went back into TV and worked on Dick & Dom in the Bungalow on CBBC, so I joined him again. That was only on a temporary contract which terminated after the series ended. I got in touch with my college to see if they had any projects going there and worked on editing a documentary filmed at the college’s partner school in Africa with Joe (a former Top Gear editor).
After that opportunities dried up and I didn’t really know what to do with myself, so put in for the course I’m on. Had to wait a year to start, in which I worked in a gourmet sandwich shop, which had some REALLY nice stuff in addition to some f**ked up stuff (white floured bap, buttered with sliced banana and sugar, anyone?). They also catered, so I did a few events and just by chance my mate’s granddad’s funeral... After I’m finished with this course I’m moving on to do a year in film production, but I’m mostly doing that for the guest lecturers – they’ve had Danny Boyle and some other big names in the past!
I'm single, never really had a long term relationship as I'm yet to find anybody I want to get serious with.
Am I right in thinking you run a shop, Grum? Think I read that somewhere?
*Edit: Thought I'd add I'm a bit of an animal lover. Always had pets growing up (dogs, cats, chickens, a hamster, fish) and currently have two Basset Hounds called Tucker and Chester.