Daniella Smith, from Ramsey Mereside in Cambridgeshire, is awarded £7,750 to study for a diploma in Production Sound for Film and Television at the National Film and Television School (NFTS). Daniella discovered her passion for sound design while at university studying Film Production, and left the course to gain more industry experience in the hope of winning a place on a sound-specific course. For the last two years she has worked in various roles, including as a freelance runner and driver, a boom operator and as part of a technical crew.
BAFTA Mentor: Alastair Widgery (Detectorists, Inside No. 9)
To be mentored by someone who shares the same passion as you and can really help and advise you, to have the financial support… I feel forever grateful to those who have helped me.