SUPPORTING NEW TALENT: AN INTERN’S STORY
My time working with Red Bucket Pictures has been a colourful one. As a researcher I practised my inner private investigator, discovering things I didn’t know were possible to through interesting methods and by interviewing brilliant people, with brilliant stories that deserve to be told. I practiced development with several projects, particularly with ‘The Warminster Thing’. I explored and unveiled the secrets of the town by uncovering archive letters, reports, photographs and footage. I got the opportunity to connect with many people who were alive during the period. This gave me the exciting opportunity to present these characters and stories to the team.
In the I CAN AND I AM projects I was able to put my camera skills to practice in a variety of settings and locations, and in another (secret) project, I travelled with the RB team to Spain! Here I selfshot the actuality for the film with vulnerable contributors and under unpredictable circumstances. On top of that, there was also a language barrier, which meant our team had to find other ways of communicating with our contributors aside from speech. Whilst challenging, this proved to be extremely rewarding and was an excellent project to be a part of.
Through my time so far working with Red Bucket Pictures, I have learned how authentic documentary filmmaking can be transformative to promotional films, showing the story and thought behind a product or service. Importantly, my confidence as a young female in the industry has grown hugely; working with talented, established women in the industry was an incredible experience, and one that I will carry with me through into the future.