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Career Clever: William McGregor on Writing & Directing / Hilary Bevan Jones on Producing

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - 5:00pm
Cledwyn Teras 3, Arts and Humanities Building, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2DG (behind Pontio)
The next in our Career Clever series, which offers students and career starter members a chance to hear about the career development of individuals in key industry roles. Bursaries available to those who require financial assistance to cover childcare or travel costs.

William McGregor is a writer and director known for his strong use of landscape, character focused storytelling and often gothic themes.

Williams first year student film Who's Afraid of the Water Sprite? (2009) won 10 international awards including the 'Royal Television Award for Best Drama'. 'The Cambridge University Film Festival' was subsequently renamed 'The Water Sprite Film Festival' after the film.

William followed up Who's Afraid of the Water Sprite? (2009) with two graduation films in 2010. Bovine (2010) a 35mm short film about a young boy on a farm which screened at the 'Berlinale Film Festival' and The Little (2010) a dark fantasy about a man and a snail which won the 'Coca-Cola Cinemagic Innovation Award' in addition to screening at many festivals world wide.

After graduation William signed to Independent Talent for representation in Film and TV. William was the youngest ever director of E4's Sci-Fi drama MisFits and in 2012 was named as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow. His TV directing credits also include Poldark and The Missing and the forthcoming His Dark Materials. 

In 2018 William signed with CAA after the world premiere of his debut feature film Gwen (2018) at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Hilary Bevan Jones is one of the UK's foremost Drama Producers with credits such as Red Dwarf, Cracker, and the multi-award winning conspiracy thriller State of Play. She also produced The Boat That Rocked, for Working Title Films, that was written and directed by Richard Curtis.

Under her company Endor Productions, she has produced successful dramas and in addition to an active television slate, Endor is producing a number of high-quality films from a diverse group of writers including Guy Hibbert, Kelly Marcel, Hamish McColl and Andrea Gibb, working with a range of finance partners from BFI to Studiocanal. Hilary is also developing the first and second features from some of the UK's most promising new voices including William McGregor, Mary Nighy and Will Sharpe.

In 2006 Hilary was made Chairman of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the first woman to ever hold this position. Hilary also serves as Chairman for Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival.

Please note, the Career Clever event is designed for a maximum of 20 attendees. RSVP to Hannah to reserve your place. 

Attendees are entitled to a free place at the preview screening of William and Hilary’s film Gwen at Pontio that evening.

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