3 new attendees to a seedy underground cockfighting ring were expecting to win big and enjoy the show, just like all the other patrons. What they weren’t expecting was for their Rooster’s to object to the violence and for the crowd to turn on them so quickly. Now they must fight in place of their roosters if they stand any chance of surviving.
Wakefield born and Sheffield trained, Rob is a proud Yorkshire lad. He wants to act in film to become an inspiration for those like him that didn't think they'd succeed.
I am currently a footballer playing for Royal Lions FC and work as a waiter in Zizzi Restaurant. I have always wanted to be an actor ever since I was a kid and never stopped and feel like this would be a great opportunity to put my name out there and prove to be people that anything is possible.My aim is to make people smile and laugh and bring more positivity into this world. I was born in London but currently living in Winchester, Hampshire.
I am from the Midlands, but currently based in Reigate. Film is a joy and passion of mine, it allows for creative expression with no limit. I have worked predominantly in Contemporary Theatre before moving into film.
I am extremely new to the world of film, having only had experience performing theatrically. Since a very early age, I knew that I wanted to live the rest of my life working as an actor and so, after training at the University of East Anglia, I believe that partaking in this fantastic course will provide me with the perfect introduction to the next stage of my acting career: Acting for screen. As a young actor from the Lake District, I aim to bring a Cumbrian voice to global screens. Currently working as a floor runner for a Sky and HBO series, I am very excited to continue my actor training at Drama Studios London in October 2021, where I will be studying a Master of Fine Arts in Acting.
I'm a graduate from Glasgow who has performed in immersive and stylised theatre. I am challenging myself in film as I believe it is an empowering medium allowing subtlety.
Jessica Goveia Slatter
I'm a 19-year-old actress from London, I've only just started getting experience in film. It's something I enjoy and hope to pursue. The actors and films I see on-screen continue to impact and inspire me massively, and I hope to do the same.
So before coming onto the SetReady course, I really hadn't any experience in film; a lot of the past work I've been involved in has been based in theatre. I'm especially excited to get started a career in film because it's an opportunity for myself to see all the imaginary worlds and stories that I've been fortunate to be involved in, right there on the screen. Being an actor of Filipino heritage, as well, I'm always hoping to contribute to more new and adventurous stories for the wider world to experience.
I was born in Scotland and have grown up in places including Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and London. My experience in film is very limited, I first had experience in acting for the camera during my BTEC Diploma age 16, taking a scene from a stage play and working with a director on translating our performance to be suitable for film. I also appeared in a short film for the National Youth Film Academy titled "The State of Things Now" in 2017. I want to work in film because I am very interested in film making and the process of this medium as I am theatre trained and have experience in performance on stage and want to learn as much as I can in performance in film.
My name is Sean Coleman, I have worked in the film industry over the past 4 years as a extra/stand-in/actor and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve just finished studying musical theatre and now I’m looking to go full time into the film industry, I’m keen to learn as much as I can in-front and behind of the camera.
My journey in film started at the age of 18 when I worked as an extra for television and film through college. Although I had acted on stage before this, seeing different sets, the process of filmmaking, it sparked my imagination and I knew that I had to continue my experiences somehow. At university, I took part in many student projects alongside my studies, including a short film (Dweller, 2018). After graduating with a BSc (Hons) Psychology in September 2020 I returned home to London and joined the National Youth Film Academy and the Set Ready course, and am so thankful that I did. I can't wait to see where a career in film will take me next!
Studying Psychology really opened my mind to the psyche of a character, and the true meaning behind behaviours, thoughts and feelings. I hope to be part of films that portray real-life issues in a graceful and respectful way, to educate and destigmatise as well as be a piece of art. Such a film that I have so much respect for is Joker 2019, the sort of film I would love to be a part of one day.
I'm Tom from Caerphilly, South Wales and I am 19 years old. I want to work in film as I enjoy the creative process of creating characters and being able to make the most out of my physical attributes. I also get to be someone else for a short period! (I prefer being someone other than myself) Being new to the industry, I have previously worked on student films and I am hoping to work on an upcoming and exciting Netflix production!
I want to work in film because I want to be able to inspire people through the art that I make. I'd love to meet new people and learn from them. I am fascinated by all the roles needed to make a film and admire the dedication needed to work in the industry.
Hannah’s passion for film stems from her academic experience. She is dedicated to closing the gap on the lack of BAME filmmakers in the UK. Hannah’s biggest achievement so far is getting the chance to work on the Oscar winning movie 1917. A huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she aspires to tell inspirational stories, the way the MCU has inspired her.
Andres Ortiz Pinilla
Andres Ortiz Pinilla is an award-winning producer always keen to learn more. He founded the production company Wolf Balance Production and the gold film festival The Last Howl. He has experience working internationally.
(Changed role to First Assistant Director)
After creating two short films independently during my Film Studies course at Hereford Sixth Form College, I was accepted into the B.F.I Film Academy where I attended masterclasses with industry professionals and with their guidance and a group of fellow young filmmakers we produced a short film that was later screened at our local arts centre. I want to work in film because it excites me! I'm always keen to learn more about the industry which drives me to create the best work I possibly can.
I’m from Southampton, I’ve written films all my life but this will be the first time people are actually seeing my work, which is very exciting.
A writer/director based in Northern Ireland, I'm interested in telling vibrant, wholesome stories that capture an exhilarating feeling of adventure. My previous credits include Easy Target (2017), Follower (2018), The Moon Daughter (2020) and Wilderness (2021).
I started making films at Oxford University. After graduating with a First, I co-directed short documentaries at OTOXO Productions, in Barcelona, and the International Observatory of Human Rights, in London. I went to Greece to make a film about the burning of Moria refugee camp, and interviewed refugees in Berlin about community integration.
Scripted film, however, is my main focus: telling visually stylised stories about eccentric characters in extreme states of mind. My latest and biggest project, 'Dao Hides, No Name', is about to finish post-production and enter festivals.
I’m very excited about ‘Cockpit’.
I have unfortunately never worked in film and my aspiration to work in film comes from a love of documentary films. I am from Ramsgate in Kent
Rafael Kapelinski is a film director and a story development specialist, who is working internationally. His feature 'Butterfly Kisses' won the Crystal Bear at the International Film Festival in Berlin (2017) and was long-listed for the British Independent Film Award for Directing.
Rafael trained at the National Film and Television School (Beaconsfield, UK), The London Film School (London, UK), The Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing (Warsaw, Poland), The University of Washington (Seattle, USA), Columbia University (New York, USA), and Nicholas Copernicus University (Torun, Poland).
He has also participated in many Media-sponsored screenplay development workshops including ScriptEast, Les Premiers Plans and Ekran.
Rafael's short 'Emily Cries' won multiple international awards. His feature project 'Up On The Roof' won Cannes Film Festival's prestigious Cinefondation Residence Award. His short 'To Bury The Horse' was a finalist in the 2011 Bosch Stiftung Competition. He also worked as script supervisor on Nina Gantz's BAFTA-winning short animation 'Edmond' (over fifty other international awards).
Other feature directing credits include 'A Woman At Night'. He is currently in pre-production with 'Budapest Diaries' (Polish Film Institute / Domino Films/Filmfabriq).