What’s your role at MultiStory?
I’m a Trainee Researcher at MultiStory which allows me to move around the company over the course of a year. So far I’ve been working in Development where I help with anything from looking for potential contributors to designing treatments. I also had the pleasure of working on the Pride of Britain Awards 2021 which gave me the opportunity to see what working on a production is really like.
What made you want to get into TV and how did you make that a reality?
From a young age I’ve always been very creative and considered myself a multipotentialite. I was into music, performing arts and media and would always take part in anything to do with them during my time in secondary school and sixth form. I discovered my passion for media while studying it at A-Levels but was hesitant to study it at university due to fear of failure. I ended up doing a Masters degree in Television Production at UAL and from there began directing music videos, short films and short documentaries to showcase my skills and passion for Film and Television. I used the first lockdown to teach myself how to use Photoshop and took a short course at UAL to further develop my skills. Little did I know that skill would be extremely useful in Development! I also watch A LOT of TV shows and documentaries, so I could always see myself working on one.
By the time I applied for the ITV Production Trainee Scheme as a Trainee Researcher, I had almost lost hope but I now know that everything happens for a reason and I’m grateful that somebody finally believed in me and what I could bring to the world of TV!
What’s the biggest hurdle you’ve had to overcome to get to where you are?
Having worked in the NHS for the entirety of my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, I hadn’t been able to gain work experience in television. I felt as though a lot of companies did not want to take me on as they didn’t believe I had enough knowledge. This pushed me to create my own experience and develop a “portfolio” of passion projects.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
So far, my highlight has been working on the Pride of Britain Awards. I was able to work on the red carpet for a while which was a great experience!
What was your biggest “pinch me’ moment?
I can wholeheartedly say that seeing my name in the credits of the Pride of Britain Awards. It was a surreal moment and I was grateful that a lot of my family and friends got to witness it too.
What are your favourite TV shows?
I have a long list of favourites but if I had to choose they would be Real Housewives of Potomac, Mob Wives, All the Love and Hip Hops, Black Ink Crew: Chicago, Made in Chelsea and surprisingly to some, Eastenders.