I began my career working in TV and film drama going on to work as an assistant director and production manager. Working in film production gave me a valuable insight into the mechanics of the film-making process. It also made me realize that I wanted to progress to a creative role in the industry.
With this in mind, I went on to study for an MA in Screen Direction at Goldsmiths College, London. Since then, I have directed independent productions, worked as a community and commercial filmmaker, along with teaching roles.
I have made many short film dramas and was awarded best female director at The Indie Fest for Into the Silent Land. This has now been developed into a feature film, Late Splitters, and is currently at script stage.
I recently directed one of eight segments (Watching), for The Haunted Hotel, IMDB, which is due for release later in 2018.
‘Not that I Remember’ a social issue films for The Matthew Project was awarded a Social Marketing East Award.
I have extensive experience of working with hard-to-reach groups on social impact and community-funded projects.
I am skilled at creating an environment where everybody feels supported and comfortable which allows young people to better engage with a project. It is important to me to empower participants and create learning opportunities so that they can feel confident and inspired as well as raising their aspirations.
I have been a Trustee at Cinema City, Norwich, working with their education charity Cinema City Education since 2012. I have a BA in Art and Related Arts.
You can find out more about my narrative drama here: www.jeanhogg.co.uk