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THE UNCENSORED CRITIC PODCAST: Tom Berkeley and Ross White on Filmmaking

Tom Berkeley and Ross White are two filmmakers also from the GSA family.

They met after completing the BA Acting programme in 2014 and have since set up their own production company Split Second Productions. Which is for everyone from actors, musical theatre performers, and those interested in technical theatre.
Their experience in playwriting has seen them be shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize, Papatango Prize and Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama writing.

They transitioned into filming in 2020 and co-founded the Belfast-based production company Floodlight Pictures which is the vehicle to drive their own projects. Such as two great films in ROY with David Bradley, and AN IRISH GOODBYE. ROY was shortlisted by BAFTA for Best British Short Film, and AN IRISH GOODBYE recently won the European Audience Award in Leuven International Film Festival in Belgium.

Tom and Ross take me through the ins and outs of filmmaking, the challenges, the rewards and the editing process. As well as working for David Bradley and how his preparation is a benchmark for actors working on sets. How to prepare multiple variations of scenes and believing in your work.
Such a great talk, Tom and Ross are still active in the filmmaking industry with more exciting projects up and coming in the new year.

Links to film festivals where their work will be able to be seen will be available here soon! Can’t wait for you to check them out.

Tom’s Instagram: @tom_berkeley
Ross’ Instagram: @rossjwhite

Oliver Gower
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