Ahead of the 5th BFI Future Film Festival, guest filmmakers and industry professionals discuss their careers at a preview event at BFI Southbank.
Dexter Fletcher talks about making the transition from acting to directing his first feature film, Wild Bill. Will Sharpe, Bafta-nominated at the age of 25 for his debut film Black Pond, describes working on a shoestring budget. Director Debs Paterson and producer Lisa Bryer offer advice to budding filmmakers, stressing the importance of networking and finding suitable mentors within the industry. Visual effects editor Ed Hall discusses his work on the science fiction film John Carter, and explains why the visual effects industry is thriving in the UK.