The HND on IG

As we’re gearing up for year three of the Raindance Higher National Diploma, we’ve just created an Instagram page for the programme. There’s talk of running a Snapchat as well. I’m now running three Instagrams: Action On The Side and my personal IG. As part of the HND, we’ll be running rolling short social media marketing …

The vlogging journey

I’ve been all ‘heads-down, tails-up’ with my master’s studies, working 4 days a week, running the March 2016 AOTS project, running the business and doing general filmmaking stuff.  In the lead-up to the June 2016 AOTS project — two weeks away! — I’ve started vlogging. Check out the first one below: In one of my …

What is Action On The Side?

At the London Screenwriters Festival this past weekend, I met six brand new people who, when I said I run Action On The Side, knew what it was. So, let me answer: What is Action On The Side? In July 2013, James Doherty, a motion designer who wanted to direct, set up a project for …

Underwire Film Festival: Freelancing 101

Last Friday I attended a full-day workshop run by Underwire Film Festival on freelancing. The workshop was designed for those of us who have recently moved into film and tv freelancing. I recently quit my day job to be a full-time film producer. The freelance life is scary — I live in fear of months where I …