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The Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media was founded to break down barriers between theory and practice as well as between art and science.  Central to this has been a commitment to external engagement, particularly with industry.  The department’s award-winning building was funded in part by the European Regional Development Fund, which specifically requires us to support industry to enhance the regional economy. As a result, our building is equipped to full industry standards on par with the best production facilities in the UK.

Screen Yorkshire has a strong and long-standing relationship with the Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media department. Together, we work very hard on a range of valuable and imaginative programmes to help ensure the flow of excellent graduates for the region's Film and TV industry.

Glyn Middleton, Head of Skills and Industry Engagement at Screen Yorkshire

At Revolution Software, we hugely value our relationship with TFTI, a highly ambitious department with outstanding, world-class facilities which produces exceptional students.

 Charles Cecil MBE, games designer and co-founder of Revolution Software

To date, the department has supported over twenty commercially-released feature films as well as more than a dozen major broadcast television projects for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and others.

Projects include (links are for IMDB entries):

Film

Director

Featured Cast

Elevator Gods (2022)

Pete Hunt

Darren Jacobs

Ghost of Peter Sellers (2018)

Peter Medak

Peter Sellers

Solis (2018)

Carl Strathie

Steven Ogg

Macbeth (2018)

Kit Monkman

Akiya Henry, Mark Rowley  

That Good Night (2017)

Eric Styles

John Hurt

Mad to Be Normal (2017)

Robert Mullen

David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss

Love of My Life (2017)

Joan Carr-Wiggin

John Hannah, Anna Chancellor

In Extremis (2017)

Steve Stone

David O’Hara, Toyah Willcox

Dusty & Me (2016)

Betsan Morris Evans

Luke Newberry, Genevieve Gaunt 

The Comedian’s Guide to Survival (2016)

Mark Murphy

James Buckley, Paul kaye

Bliss! (2016)

Rita Osei

David Leon

Sparks and Embers (2015)

Gavin Boyter

Chris Marshall 

Residue (2015)

Alex Garcia Lopez

Natalia Tena, Iwan Rheon

The Knife That Killed Me (2014)

Kit Monkman and Marcus Romer

Jack McMullen

I Know What I’m Doing (2013)

Robbie Moffat

Emily Bergi, Jonathan Hansler

Harrigan (2013)

Vince Woods

Stephen Tompkinson, Ian Whyte

Dementamania (2013)

Kit Ryan

Vincent Regan

First Night (2013)

Christopher Menaul

Richard E. Grant, Sarah Brightman

If I Were You (2012)

Joan Carr-Wiggin

Marcia Gay Harden

Entity (2012)

Steve Stone

Dervla Kirwan, Charlotte Riley 

 

TV show

Channel

TFTI support

Gentleman Jack Series 2 

BBC One/HBO (2022) 

ADR

ESL DOTA

International Esports broadcast (2021)  Studio TV Production 

Emergency Rescue Down Under 

BBC One (2016 - 2019) Editing

Location, Location, Location 

Channel 4 (2015-2017) Offline editing 

BBC Question Time Special 

BBC Two (2017) Production

Look North Devolution Special 

BBC One (2014) TV production

In The Club 

BBC One (2014) Postproduction sound

The Syndicate 

BBC One (2012) Postproduction sound

Slavery: a 21st Century Evil 

Al Jazeera (2011) Postproduction

 

These relationships link with and inform our teaching and research and are central to enhancing the skills development and employability of our students.

The department’s Advisory Board is comprised of industry leaders from the region and is regularly updated to ensure the department maintains a current industry focus. The current board is chaired by Charles Cecil, games designer and co-founder of Revolution Software, and the membership includes: Don Boyd, film director, screenwriter and novelist; Sally Joynson, Chief Executive Screen Yorkshire; Kit Monkman, Visual Artist, Feature Film Director; Tom Bird, Executive Director, York Theatre Royal; Francesca Horsfield, Holbeck Charitable Trust; Liz McLeod, Executive Producer, Meridian Line Films; Lisa Holdsworth, TV and Theatre Writer; Sekeenat Karim, Graduate of Theatre: Writing, Directing & Performance.

 


 

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