Originally from the Gambia, Nusrat has lived in the UK for 8 years. Nusrat can speak five different languages; English, Fula, Mandinka, Wolof and Hindi and she is currently learning Korean. Nusrat has acted in theatre productions throughout high school, college and university as well as in short films. She continues her role as an actress on the Set Ready Course but also stepping into the role of Hairstylist. She is exuberant and grateful to be part of such an amazing cast and crew. She thoroughly treasures working on stage and camera.
This is Chane's first appearance in film. Born and raised in South Florida, Chane is no stranger to the world of arts and entertainment. Now they get to take their theatrical background and try something new and exciting! In all their projects, Chane aims to tell a noteworthy stories in a beautiful way.
I have done a couple of short films in Spain before, however, 'Prom Fever' will be my first English short film.
The reason why I want to work in film is that it makes me happy. It makes me push my boundaries every day and makes me want to be a better person. It also gives me the opportunity to portrait other people's lives and share them with the world.
I'm from Seville, in the South of Spain.
I've completed Level 3 Extended Diploma in Acting and had a few student films during that time. I've been cast in a short web-series and some independent short films.
Originally from Australia, Tayler has lived in the UK for over five years. She has acted in theatre since she was twelve. Since then, she has acted in TV commercials, short films, and independent feature films.
She continues her role as an actress on the SetReady Course but also steps into the role of Production Coordinator and Proofreader – using her skills from job roles in design, management, marketing, and communications to provide support to the Producer and Director, as well as the wider Group.
Tayler is never happier than when she is working both sides of the camera.
Rosie grew up in North East London and has always used films as a form of escapism. She is happiest when she is immersed in a story. Though she has little experience, her goal with her acting, is to make people feel less alone, and she hopes to be able to tell people stories they can relate to. Other interests outside of acting include, photography, nature, sport, and cooking.
Since watching films with her Dad every Friday, film has always been a huge part of Hannah’s life. After moving from Manchester to London 4 years ago and then leaving her foundation course in acting at Rose Bruford to move onto Drama studio London and graduating in 2020- the draw to film has been ever growing and evolving and has resulted in Hannah writing her first short ‘Potato Gate’ which is currently in post production and working on ‘Rest in Pieces’ with her writing partner in crime Hannah Eggleton.
Hannah, from Milton Keynes, has been involved in Musical Theatre since the age of 10. After graduating from The Urdang Academy, completing a 3 year BA (hons) course in Musical Theatre and Dance, she went on to become Dance Captain/ Swing in Cinderella at The Buxton Opera House. She has since completed a BACD Standard Stage Combat Course and a Theatrical Firearms Course, with aspirations to transition these skills into film.
Hannah's pursuit and passion in film stems from her love for story telling, and creating beautiful and moving films.
Becky Chan-Lok was born and raised in London and, due to her parents’ passion for movies, was exposed to films from an early age. In 2019, having been in love with movies her whole life and intrigued by the process of how films were made, Becky joined the entertainment industry as an actress. She started her journey by being an extra in short films which lead to her first speaking role. She worked her way up to playing lead roles in a further 2 short films, one of which was accepted into an international film festival.
“Prom Fever” will be my first film I’ve ever worked on, however I’m no stranger to acting as I’ve taken part in numerous plays.
I want to work in film as not only is it my passion, shamelessly it also seems a sweet gig, pretending to be other people for a living and bringing stuff to live doesn’t strike as a job you could complain about. I feel like it would bring a lot more excitement and happiness to myself if I wear lucky enough to be able to do this a career.
I am from the city of Glasgow, which is on the West Coast of Scotland.
My experience within film has been great and has come with many opportunities, for example within university I had many acting assessments which allowed me to grow & learn as an actor.
So far, my achievements have allowed me to gain a role at National Youth Film Academy. My biggest achievement was submitting my dissertation film into Her International Film Festival (Women in Film) & getting first place for director of my crew & I’s short film. Film holds a big place in my heart, I get so excited to talk about films from ones I’ve seen over & over again to ones I want to see. The process of script to big screen amazes me all the time, whether it’s performing as an actor or sharing creative ideas as a director there’s always something new to learn. While growing up I was inspired by a variety of actors/actresses as well as directors, a few of them being names like Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay, Will Smith, Issa Rae, Jordan Peele, Taraji P. Henson & many more & that’s what make me want to work in film. I come from South London.
I previously have performed in a 3 character project for Sunderland university as part of their film making degree titled “Chimera” (you can find it on YouTube).
I want to work in film because, for me, I love to tell stories about people and life and I believe film has the ability to do that and to affect culture. I believe film also has the power to be able to take a person away from their life, for whatever the duration of that film is, and place them somewhere else. It’s also just a lot of fun.
I’m from Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Previously I have been working as a background artist and doing runner and PA jobs on film set
I want to become a film director, I aspire to be able to tell my imaginative stories to the world through the camera lens.
I am from born londoner but my background ethnicity is Pakistani.
I was born and raised in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, however it was a trip to London to see the Lion King on Broadway that my life in film and theatre began. I directed a short film through BFI Film Academy in 2020 and have just completed the Cinemagic Film Academy in early 2021. These are the only things in regards to film I have done before the NYFA Set Ready Course. I have had a love for acting for a long time, and my interest in Producing, Directing and Casting has grown drastically over the past couple of years, and the more I do the more I realise how important and influential film and theatre are. I want to be able to tell stories that need to be told, and film gives this opportunity to me.
Rohnak Sharma is a London-based filmmaker, with experience in motion graphics, colour grading and animation. Their passion for creating unique environments and striking visual aesthetics sparked their interest in the film industry, and led them to the Art Director role on their team's SetReady project.
Working on past projects, I would work on the audio and the manipulation that could possibly be involved in projects.
When working with audio manipulation, it shows how my ideas could affect the way viewers understood a particular scene.
I believe working in film is a great place where we can show our creativity and connect with other people with similar traits to make a film. I think that combining our ideas together and bringing them to the big screen is such a great accomplishment.
I’m from London and my family is from the Caribbean
I see myself as a story-teller; as an aspiring full-time writer-director. I’ve written several feature films and many shorts, independently producing and directing them. I was selected for the BFI Screenwriting Residential; won writing competitions, and currently study at the Northern Film School. Growing up in Holmfirth, I became an editor, D.O.P. and project manager for Kirklees Local TV, I have experience of organising coverage for large events and producing content to tight deadlines. Leading textile companies commissioned me to produce a video representing Yorkshire in the Edu4Tex programme, where my work was screened internationally. I’ve two films coming soon.
Originally from a small council estate in Surrey, Kieran trained as a professional actor from a very early age, working with theatre practitioners such as Peer Productions and later went onto train at Drama Studio London.
Whist cutting his teeth in the acting world, he always had a pull toward film and television and with his partner, Dan Clark, he created DDK Productions, a film company for people wanting their first experience either in front of or behind a camera.
Since then Kieran has directed and acted in many short films, the latest role being Ed in a film made by Orillo Films (Emerge - AS film festival) and Directed scenes of (Guardian - Siege of time and The last Doctor).
Though new to the industry, Jacquí Simms has hit the ground running with both passion and ambition. Born and raised in Dartford, she has always dreamt of a career in the film industry.
Her aptitude for writing is a muscle flexed on the SetReady Course as Script Editor. She also dons the hats of Production Manager and Location Manager.
Ultimately, Jacquí wants to make a difference to people, implementing new perspectives into her stories and creating worlds to transport people to distancing her audience from their own… if only for a moment.
My film experience is largely within art and corporate. I exhibited video installations twice last year, as well as accepting an in-house residency with the Eden Project to develop my artistic practice. For corporate, I have made instructional and marketing videos for various clients. Last year I tried my hand at documentary with a small team, for a charity preserving green spaces. Through my experience I’ve thoroughly enjoyed learning to use the tools of film to portray meaning, an emotion or a sense of an experience. I’d love to continue developing my skills, applying it to more avant-garde approaches to film / video art, as well as learning through the more traditional routes. I hope to create work that raises awareness of the issues of our time - specifically feminist, social and environmental issues. Originally from the North West of England, I am currently living in London.
After studying film for four years, I realised I had a passion for it. I am currently writing, directing and editing my own short films. I was based in Guildford, Surrey before moving to Bath, Somerset. The reason I want to work in film is because I enjoy the challenges of creating a piece of work you can look back at and be proud of.
I mainly worked regular retail jobs around my home town.
I want to work in film to entertain.
And I am from the West Midlands living in a small town between Birmingham and Stafford
Linzy Attenborough has run production company Thought Juice Films since 2006. She has written, directed, produced and edited numerous short films, commercials and music videos. Linzy freelances as a Director, Production Manager and Assistant Director. Linzy aims to make feature films that challenge audience perception and allow audiences to look at the world with different eyes.