Kirsty Macadam

About the work

The short film, All Clear, follows the harrowing tale of a school shooting that breaks out. A group of sixth form students and their teacher have to shut themselves in a classroom and stay as silent as they can to survive.

The project, written, directed and edited by Amy Green, was created for the Short Film Development/Production modules on our course. I joined the project as the Producer and we quickly organised the rest of the crew:

  • Cameron Furnival-Watling – DOP/Colourist
  • Ben Karass – Sound Recordist
  • Simran Kumar – Camera Assistant
  • India Toon – Runner

We then secured our cast through The Actors Workshop Nottingham and posting casting calls on facebook.

We filmed across two days at NTU’s Clifton Campus and it went extremely well. The crew were very dedicated, and the cast took on Amy’s notes and delivered outstanding performances.

Unfortunately, the Covid-19 lockdown meant our post-production process was slightly disrupted, but this was a challenge we overcame through video chats and team meetings with our tutor to work through issues as and when they arose.

I enjoyed working independently as a Producer and having the responsibility of ensuring everything was organised and ready for the shoot.

Student Bio

I came to Confetti after dropping out of my first choice university and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. It has allowed me to experience all aspects of the industry and to ultimately decide to pursue a career as a Producer after I graduate.

I have had so many opportunities from attending guest lectures with industry professionals at Confetti’s Industry Week to getting a week’s placement as a lighting trainee on a short film set. I also was lucky enough to go on the New York trip in which we got to attend a lecture at the New York Film Academy and visit the Museum of Moving Image. The people I’ve met and have worked with have been amazing and I am looking forward to continuing to network and build my contacts both at Confetti and within the industry.

Film Student of the Year

Kirsty is winner of this year’s Film Student of the Year. A natural leader, Kirsty has been course rep for two years in a row, along with being a CERT mentor, student ambassador, and ever present at Film Club, whilst her work has been of the highest standard throughout her time at Confetti.

 

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