What’s your role at MultiStory?
I am a development researcher, so I am responsible for sourcing ideas that could be turned into new TV programmes. I also use my skills as a video editor and graphic designer to create sizzle reels and pitch materials that are sent to commissioners to sell the idea to them.
What made you want to get into TV and how did you make that a reality?
I’ve always loved TV, my mum used to call me square eyes as a kid because I just couldn’t get enough! I’d constantly be trying to think of fun ideas for shows, and even trying to script some myself. Then when I got older I became more interested in the technical side, specifically editing and went on to study that at university. I was super lucky when it came to making my dream of working in TV into a reality, as my university emailed around a job advert for the position of a video editor at MultiStory. A few interviews later and I managed to secure a place on MultiStory’s lovely development team and have been here ever since.
What’s the biggest hurdle you’ve had to overcome to get to where you are?
I think a lot of my hurdles have been in the form of transitioning from being used to working in an educational setting to then a professional setting and figuring out how they differ. I also think being quite young in the industry led me to have to trust myself and my skills quicker – at first it was hard to trust myself to do jobs I was tasked to do because I felt “too young”, but then I quickly realised that your age doesn’t decide your abilities.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Honestly, there have been so many I don’t feel like I can pick an individual one out – especially working in development, my job varies so much from day-to-day. However, I do think a phone call with Geri Halliwell does stick out as one of my top 5 life experiences and I could probably die a happy woman now.
What was your biggest “pinch me’ moment?
Geri Halliwell texting me and finishing the message with “G x”
What are your favourite TV shows?
Drag Race, Married At First Sight, Desperate Housewives and Are You The One