Board of Testimonials

A two way reflection from our students and their employers

Board of Testimonials

Thank you for checking out our Board of Testimonials.

We help young Lambeth residents from underrepresented groups to gain paid employment in the film and TV industry. We are famous for our quality and accredited FREE training, as well as high employment rate with some of the most notable production companies in the UK.

You can find feedback from both our students and their employers here 🙂

 

With BBC

My time with Creative Sparkworks gave me the resources, understanding and support I needed to get me my first big job in scripted TV. I joined as the first lockdown was starting and the people at Sparkworks helped keep me motivated and ready for when things opened up again. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am now and and their support and knowledge has been invaluable in helping me get started in the Film and TV industry.

Emile

Yr 2020 student, Creative Sparkworks

We’ve all been really impressed with Emile. He’s really gotten stuck in and approached every task with a positive and proactive attitude. I would happily recommend him to other productions and hope I get the opportunity to work with him again in the future.

Jonah Mayfield

Jr Production Manager, BBC Studios

Creative Sparkworks team Kali Bradford and Sam Edwards have been helping me find work in the industry for the past few months. At the beginning, I edited my cv and my cover letters.

They also encouraged me to apply on different platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and sent over contacts they knew in the industry. This really helped as I got in touch with Lydia from BBC, after speaking for a few days she referred me for a job that I was selected for. 

Zahra

Yr 2020 student, Creative Sparkworks

Zahra was an absolute asset to our team. She took initiative, was bright, pro-active, and mucked in to make the production the best it could possibly be. I’d hire her again in a heartbeat.

Lydia Harrison

Videographer/Producer, BBC

Our 2019/20 Film2Learn2£arn Alumni

With My Accomplice

The experience overall was a fantastic insight into Live Production whilst abiding by the new COVID rules set; 2 meter distance, sanitising, temperature checks and cleaning surfaces.

The staff were happy with my work and the executive producer was so kind to send an email after thanking the runners. 

A huge thank you to Creative Sparkworks, I wouldn’t have had this opportunity if they hadn’t pushed me to keep going.

Sandra

Yr 2020 student, Creative Sparkworks

Sandra has worked with us on a BBC Films music documentary in a PA role. She has been doing some really important script on the project as we move our edit forward. She is punctual, her work is brilliant and she is a pleasure to have on the team. We cannot recommend her highly enough.

Jamie Clark

Founder/EP, My Accomplice

Sparksworks gave me the job for the Puma Blue video on the phone and told me to do the Covid training. I went and did the job best I could, but it was hard to because corridors were so tight you couldn’t fit in anywhere. The job went alright and I was in and out. It was great getting paid work and would love to do that again. If there is any my accomplice stuff going again, I’ll do my best on it as I always do.

Josh

Yr 2020 student, Creative Sparkworks

Josh was a great asset on our shoot and very helpful to the camera team. He was proactive with a very positive attitude and I would happily have him on set again.

Francesca Willcock

Producer, My Accomplice

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Edited by Film2Learn2£arn graduate Leo

With Scout Productions

Working with Creative Sparkworks has been a blessing during a really tough time to be entering the industry. The tutors have expertise spanning multiple genres and specialities and a backlog of amazing contacts they are willing to leverage to help you get the best support available. Their advice and investment in my development were truly invaluable and a huge boost to my confidence. I was also able to attend virtual seminars from a range of industry professionals which kept me inspired and motivated to challenge myself and keep learning.



As a result of contacts made through Creative Sparkworks, I was able to secure work as a Location Marshal on a high-end commercial for Iconoclast. I reported to Morgane Valadie from Scout Productions and was tasked with stewarding the public away from set and ensuring their safety on a shoot with heavy machinery and vehicles moving at speed. The health and safety challenges of the shoot, combined with the added challenge of adhering to new COVID safety protocols made it a really valuable experience in terms of managing multiple lines of communication on a busy set, and has been a fantastic credit to add to my CV.

Alice

Yr 2020 student, Creative Sparkworks

Alice did a great job on set as a Location Marshall. She is easy going, enthusiastic and reliable which was much appreciated.

Morgane Valadie

Location Assistant, Scout Productions

The Break premiere

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About Film2Learn2£arn

Funded by the Walcot Foundation, the course provides free inclusive filmmaking skills and employment training, with paid work experience.

We started our first Film2Learn2£arn course in 2013, in response to requests from young people in our locality.

We aim to increase our young people’s general wellbeing, education, skills and employment through the arts.

Since when, we have delivered industry approved and funded film skills and employment training courses to over 100 young adults, 85% of whom have moved into paid entry level work in the industry, 5% entered higher education, 5% are in full-time other jobs or training.

We are here for Lambeth’s next generation.

We want to hear from you

If you are a film/TV professional, we’d like to invite you to do a motivational speech/lecture for our students!

If you feel like lending us a hand, any form of donation will be so helpful! (Kit donation is great too!)

If you are a prospective student, contact us now to book your free place for next year! You may have the chance to come in and discover more about the course.

If you are just interested in what we do and want to find out how to help, or to collaborate, we’d love to hear from you too!

Contact us now by emailing info@creative-sparkworks.org or ring 020 7735 9095, we want to hear from you!

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