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Hayder Rothschild Hoozeer | BAFTA Kirsh Scholarship

Hayder Rothschild Hoozeer | BAFTA Kirsh Scholarship

Hayder Rothschild Hoozeer, 28 years old from Bedford, is awarded the £10,000 Kirsh scholarship towards an MA in Producing at NFTS. Hayder is mentored by Damian Jones.

Hearing that BAFTA will support me, is the stuff dreams are made of!

Hayder works in the production department for Feature Films and High-End TV Drama, with credits including Paramount Pictures, NBCUniversal, New Regency, Film4, BFI, Warp Films and Working Title. Having taken the ground-up approach; Starting as a self-shooting videographer, making low/no-budget music videos for UK artists, finally getting a break on commercials for brands such as Nike & Google as a runner, to working up the production ladder as a secretary for feature films. Hayder’s most recent credits are as a Coordinator, some of which include: Henry Blake’s County Lines which is distributed by BFI with a slated theatrical release in autumn 2020 and Paul Rachid’s The Complex - Interactive Movie which is currently available on Xbox One and Playstation 4. 

Inspired by the way people’s lives impact their sense of self & perspective, and how using film as an escapism can help those enduring hardships; Hayder has developed a strong professional network of likeminded people, through advocating inclusivity, promoting under-represented stories and championing a working environment where people are inspired to do their best work. 

Hayder said: “I am honoured and eternally grateful to be awarded the Kirsch scholarship. Hearing that BAFTA will support me, is the stuff dreams are made of! As a child, throwing the words BAFTA around was an imaginative game to play; Now having the opportunity to start a relationship with BAFTA and be part of its prestigious community as a BAFTA Scholar, is incredibly humbling. Working with a mentor is both exciting & invaluable, and will help me gain a better grasp of the industry from their experiences. The financial support makes the insurmountable a reality and helps me overcome a significant barrier. Being able to pursue the MA Producing Course at the NFTS with the BAFTA Kirsch Scholarship, is the next integral step towards achieving my aspirations of contributing to British Cinema."