The Casual Academy

The Casual Academy provides 18-25 year olds from diverse, often disadvantaged backgrounds with hands-on filmmaking experience at a working production company. The Academy was formed in 2012 and exists to broaden access to the media industry.

Sadly, internships are all too frequently unpaid in this industry with the result that they have largely become the preserve of the significantly privileged, particularly in London and New York. Training at the Casual Academy is provided by our professional filmmakers who mentor the young people as they learn and experience the four key stages in the production of a film: creative, production, direction, post-production.

They work as a team to make a film for a small local charity. This means that they produce a film to a real brief from a real client. At the end of the process, the charity is provided with a film for their own use, free of charge. Here’s some of the previous work we’ve produced.

Back On My Feet Mini Doc

Back On My Feet

Listen To Your Gut

Beating Bowel Cancer

Listen To Your Gut – Behind The Scenes

Beating Bowel Cancer

Make Britain Less Lonely

Manor Gardens

Make Britain Less Lonely – Behind The Scenes

Manor Gardens