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ZOOM: Futures in Creative Media

Are you interested in working in the film/TV industry...?

A ZOOM Camera Trainee

Applications for 2018-19 are now closed. Please join our mailing list to be notified when we are recruiting again.

ZOOM is an entirely FREE training scheme for unemployed/ low-waged Tower Hamlets residents, aged over 18, who are interested in seeking a career in the film/TV industry.

It includes:

  • 6 weeks of practical filmmaking training with production of a short film
  • A high-calibre industry mentor
  • Accreditation (Open College Network credits in Film Production Techniques)
  • A programme of masterclasses and networking 
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Bespoke career/interview/CV support
  • Travel/childcare costs

Who is it for? You need to:

  • Live in Tower Hamlets
  • Be unemployed, low waged and/or claiming some benefits
  • Be aged over 18
  • We particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the industry - those who are BAME, female disabled and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Previous ZOOM trainees have gone on to work placements on  prestigious film/TV productions including: STAR WARS EPISODE IX; Idris Elba’s directorial debut YARDIE; MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT; Disney’s new feature PINOCCHIO; along with music videos and commercials.

ZOOM industry mentors have included: BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Ray Panthaki, BAFTA nominated actress, writer and producer Charlie Covell, BAFTA winning editor Kristina Hetherington, BAFTA nominated writer Vinay Patel, award-winning filmmaker Ben Rivers and Oscar winning producer Mia Bays.  

“ZOOM was a turning point in my life and since then I have been working to make my dreams true.” Mays, Year 2 ZOOM Trainee.

Check out our trainees' brilliant films for the Pritchard's Road Day Centre, Half Moon Young People's Theatre and Rise Bakery.

Click here to download the ZOOM Application Form