Sangeetha’s work experience in QLD!
We love being able to create pathways for our students to gain real life experience in the screen industry, so it was an exciting day when the opportunity came up for one of our students to undertake a week long work experience stint in QLD on the set of “The End”. The 10-part series produced by See-Saw Films (Lion, The King’s Speech) centres around three generations of a family with separate but intersecting obsessions – trying to figure out how to die with dignity, live with none and make it count. The End, will screen on Fox Showcase on Foxtel in Australia, on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW TV in the UK and Ireland during 2019.
Students were asked to submit an application to be considered for the opportunity, and Sangeetha, one of our students from our AFTRS Accessible Film Studies Program was selected. Sangeetha flew to QLD with her Mother, and one of our amazing tutors Lianne, for this awesome opportunity.
Thank you to See-Saw films for this professional work experience opportunity.
Here’s Sangeetha’s blog post about her experience on “The End”.
I would like to write about my recent work experience of filming of a TV series “The End”.
When I was chosen for this scholarship, I was thrilled about travelling to the Gold Coast and for the first time experiencing how a film is made.
I flew with my mum and Lianne to the Gold Coast on a Monday afternoon; we stayed at the Meriton Apartments, a lovely accommodation, for four nights until Friday.
Lianne took me to the film set all four days. The first day I met the people who were setting up the scenes for the shooting and I helped them with their tasks. The next two days I watched the shooting of the scenes in a resort. I helped them with the costumes and makeup during the shooting. I was excited to meet the actors and I learnt about shooting scenes. They made me feel at ease and provided us with good food and kindness. The last day, I met the project management group and they were very friendly.
The most exciting part for me was seeing for the first time the actions of a film being made.
When we had some free time, I enjoyed the walk on the lovely beach in Gold Coast.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience for me, and thank you Bus Stop Films for this opportunity.