Looking back at my studies, I can say that the course definitely lived up to expectations. Not only was I given the opportunity to learn about theoretical approaches to film and television, but I was able to undertake practical modules too. Joining the Filmmaking Society and working on a small film that was partly being shot on campus were other great opportunities for me to gain practical experiences.
One of the highlights was the Hollywood internship at Fox Searchlight in Los Angeles where, for 8 weeks, I was part of the production department. Whilst there I met former University of Nottingham student and now Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Fox Networks Group, Peter Rice. He was more than happy to help by providing me with contacts in the German film industry.
After graduating, I moved to Berlin to work in the German film industry. I now work in the casting department in the area of extras and small parts casting for movies and television shows, working on projects such as the Netflix show Sense8, directed by the Wachowski sisters and Tom Tykwer, Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg and A Cure for Wellness, directed by Gore Verbinski.
I’m very thankful to the University of Nottingham for everything I learned while studying and all the great opportunities. I can say that studying there was one of the best decisions of my life and I wouldn’t be where I am now if I hadn’t studied in Nottingham.