What is SetReady?
SetReady is a career development programme designed
to accelerate the film careers of exceptionally driven young actors and Filmmakers.
We discover aspirational people with the right attitude and talent to succeed in film.
Through collaborative projects we build soft skills and improve set readiness. We provide inspirational role models to broaden industry knowledge.
We build networks, provide work opportunities and showcase talent to industry.
How does SetReady do this?
SetReady allows you to develop and accelerate your film career confidence and knowledge through practical ‘real world’ experience as you collaborate to make a short film.
During the programme you will enhance your employability skills and become industry ready to work on a professional film.
SetReady will also provide you access to inspirational industry professionals, like minded members and mentors so that you can broaden your knowledge and develop your own professional film network.
BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
How to have a successful career by actually creating and working on your very own film project.
How to work effectively within dynamic teams; how to get a film project of the ground to production
Practical skills whilst working on a real film where real world problems will happen and you will have to overcome them
For employment in Film working as a motivated and valued actor or filmmaker.
BENEFITS FOR YOU
LEARN THROUGH DOING
Work on a live production, to create and promote a short film and your talent.
BUILD CAREER CONFIDENCE
Focus on your personal goals to better understand what you want to achieve in the film industry.
With industry mentors and like-minded young talent.
LARA COOPER CHADWICK, ACTOR
After completing the programme we can feel confident that we really understand your strengths as a filmmaker or actor so that we can help you with your career ambitions.
HANNAH ANDERSON, TALENT MANAGER NYFA
We are an industry lead organisation. Working on behalf of our Members we ensure that we develop our programs to the benefit of the film industry.
We are incredibly grateful to our Industry board who support our Members and help shape the strategic direction of the National Youth Film Academy.
Industry Board Members
Kate Staddon, Agent - Curtis Brown
Matt Smith, Head of Distribution - Lionsgate Films
Saul Gittens, Cinematographer ProCam Take 2
Simon Bird, Actor - Inbetweeners
Biannca Searle, Senior Sales Manager - Odeon
Sue Jones, Casting Director
Bill Petrie, Agent - BWH Agency
Jack Tarling, Producer - Shudder Films
Susi Figgis, Casting Director - Harry Potter
John Brennan, CEO - ProCam Take 2
Phil Meheux, Cinematographer - Casino Royale
Rebekah Smith film - The Film Festival doctor
Mentoring with Industry professionals.
You’ll receive four 1 to 1 sessions with one of our industry mentors - focusing on the growth and development of you as an individual.*
WHAT IS A MENTOR?
A Mentor is an experienced individual who will impart their knowledge, expertise and wisdom to help you achieve their career goals and ambitions
*Mentors change based on availability
Meet your Mentors
Sacha has over 28 years of experience in the film industry, both in front and behind the camera – but his true passion is directing. Along with screen- writing credits on his own films, Sacha has produced scripts for the likes of Paramount Pictures and the BBC, and has created two feature film franchises.
Part Time programme
Fit SetReady around your academic studies or work commitments
LAUNCH EVENT - AUGUST 2021
Enter your journey with the National Youth Film Academy, at an exclusive launch event
As a new member of our organisation, you will be cordially invited to attend our 2022 launch event where you’ll partake in our Press shoot to celebrate our new intake.
You will also get to meet with your fellow participants along with hundreds of other NYFA members at our summer social. Where you will begin to start your powerful network in film.
As part of your Membership you will be invited to networking sessions and screenings across selected areas of the UK.
'We build, grow and accelerate career confidence in film '
APRIL - JULY 2022
In April you will meet your group online. With the help of experts, you will start developing a film idea which will be pitched to Industry Professionals. You will also take part in seminars with experienced members of the industry who will take you through the filmmaker process and what it takes to get a film through production and on to the big screen.
You will then start working with your group on preproduction for the film. This will include vital elements such finalising your script, securing locations and rehearsing in preparation for the shoot in August. You will also continue to take part in online webinars with industry experts, who will guide you through the pre-production process and give you the knowledge to get your film into the best position before shooting.