Why did you enter the Creative Conscience awards?
I entered the Creative Conscience awards because the theme suited my short documentary about religion. I actually entered the previous year but didn’t win, so I am really happy my film got an award.
What did it feel like to win an award and come to the awards night?
I really did not expect it. I arrived late at the ceremony so I didn’t even know if the film category had already been announced and when they said the name of my film I was surprised but really happy.
What happened to you as a result of entering the awards?
Through some people I met at the ceremony I got in contact with an established director who invited me on set of the John Lewis Christmas TV film ad, where I learnt an awful lot and also had a great time.
But this was not all. Again, thanks to networking at the ceremony I have been recently asked to direct an ad for a FinTech company. Many good things happened from that one night.
Would you recommend it to others?
I definitely would. It is a very nice atmosphere, you get to meet like-minded people, from the creative industry and you never know, you might walk away with a Creative Conscience award.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
As a filmmaker, the best piece of advice I have been given is to get your gear out! But this can be applied to everything. The more you do the more you learn and the more confident you become with your art. Creative Conscience definitely encourages this, and I encourage you to submit your work.