Where Are They Now?
Student Life catches up with the University’s Alumni
Since leaving University of Suffolk in 2015 having studied a BA in Film (graduating with honours), I have set up my own business Red Cactus Media and am Founder & Director of this affordable and dynamic company with specialism in video production and marketing services for entertainment and consumer clients. My work has been seen in a regional campaign for Public Health and I have also worked on feature films.
I am a firm believer in development and have also undertaken various courses to hone my skills; such as a filmmaking course with London Film Academy, completing a film degree at University of Suffolk and completing a creative entrepreneur course with Eastern Enterprise Hub.
I am married and have a beautiful daughter who is 16 months old. Professionally, I worked as a freelancer on productions in roles such as Unit Production Manager & 1st Assistant Director – to help hone my skills as a Creative Producer/Director and provide my future clients with filmmaker expertise.
With a passion to get more women into film, I am working with Future Female Society and Ipswich Community Media where I run workshops for young ladies to get them into the creative industries. I am also a member of the steering group for StartEast, through working with Eastern Enterprise Hub and have featured in Ipswich’s bid to be a creative hub for Channel 4.
Currently I am developing a YouTube series entitled Breaking out of the Box and short films, all highlighting the female narrative, working with the Eastern Enterprise Hub, StartEast and other commercial clients, in a bid to grow my business.