Senior Programme Manager
Will came to the British Council after several years working in talent development; first at Screen Yorkshire, then at Vision+Media in Salford where he covered short film production, script development and training. This led to two years at Rankin Film Productions as Head of Development on their short film scheme Collabor8te.
When he’s not at the British Council he works as a freelance script editor and project assessor. He is currently a board member for Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol and is a huge fan of all things Latin American, especially of Colombian and Argentine cinema, a passion that developed after extensive periods spent living in both countries.
Specialties for British Council Film Team: Will advises offices in our Americas region on their year-round film activity and works to develop new strategic partnerships.
Been working at British Council since: 2011
Best thing about working on British Council Film Team: The never-ending supply of intriguing snacks brought back from around the world. Oh, and the people are quite nice too.
Career highlight so far: Working with Into Film and a load of amazing kids in Cuba to help them set up some sustainable film clubs will be pretty hard to beat!
Favourite British film of all time: Hunger
Favourite British film of 2016: Lady Macbeth