Filmmakers: On Storytelling

Visiting filmmakers speaking as part of The National Film and Television School’s Masterclass Programme share their thoughts on storytelling.

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George Amponsah (2021) by Courtesy of George AmponsahNational Film and Television School

George Amponsah

NFTS documentary graduate George Amponsah has directed the BAFTA nominated The Hard Stop, the TV series Enslaved, and Black Power: A British Story of Resistance.  In this extract he shares his thoughts about storytelling. 

Krysty Wilson-Cairns (2021) by NFTSNational Film and Television School

Krysty Wilson-Cairns

NFTS Screenwriting graduate Krysty Wilson-Cairns is the writer of 1917, Last Night in Soho, The Good Nurse and the as yet untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Film.  Here she is speaking about the importance of listening.

Rapman (2021) by NFTSNational Film and Television School

Rapman

Rapman directed the trilogy of short films Shiro's Story, Blue Story and is in pre production on his next film American Son. Here he shares his thoughts on writing characters. 

Sally Wainwright Masterclass (2021) by NFTSNational Film and Television School

Sally Wainwright

Writer and director of Happy Valley and Gentleman Jack Sally Wainwright speaks about instinct, as a writer.

Sarah Gavron Masterclass (2016) by NFTSNational Film and Television School

Sarah Gavron

NFTS Directing Fiction graduate Sarah Gavron directed Brick Lane, Suffragette and Rocks. Here she speaks about receiving and dealing with feedback.

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