I learned more in a few days with WORLDwrite than I did in my first few months of uni.
After a couple of preparatory crew meetings over Zoom and one weekend of camerawork instruction and shooting vox pops on the street, I learned more in a few days with WORLDwrite than I did in my first few months of uni. Film as a career prospect suddenly felt more tangible. This was the beginning of a year-long engagement in which I got to meet an immense amount of people similarly invested in both filmmaking and direct action on social issues. I had the chance to deconstruct all types of topics ranging from the invasion of Ukraine and sovereignty to the criminalisation of abortion and draconian legislation. The work I had been doing with the charity left me with such a sense of purpose that when I was eventually offered an internship, I immediately accepted and was keen to fulfill a more integral role in future projects as an Assistant Producer. In the time since, I’ve attended the Battle of Ideas Festival to capture panel-based discussions on the most pressing issues of our time, guided young people in their first experiences on a camera crew, have been given my first position on a feature documentary and helped more young filmmakers get their start at WORLDwrite.