Consultancy  

Script and Edit Consultant


I have decades of experience reading and writing reports on scripts for major European funding agencies as well as giving feeback on rough cut edits for European Production Companies and individual writer/directors.

I can do a scene by scene breakdown and skype or a report with key issues.

I can watch a rough cut / assembly and offer pertinant feedback.

“I’m more than impressed”  
Recently asked to feedback  on a script to tweak prior to application for production funding - just heard they got their funding.


“thank you for your relevant yet empathic feedback.”
please write to me at gillettsuzy(@) gmail.com for consulting on your feature script or treatment (documentary and fiction) or rough cut edit.




film skills and talent development


Working with film schools and companies in the screen industries –  to develop, finance, create and run talent development programmes, from early career to executive level. Producing events, films and collaborations.

• Building partnership projects including across private & public sectors

• Identifying skills gaps & needs , for individuals, teams & companies

• Creating learning experiences with clear, measurable outcomes

•  Empowering new talent through mentoring, training & guidance

• Understanding client & audience/end-user needs

• Writing proposals, bids & pitches

• Managing departments & teams, including budgets, resources & staffing



                    

    select clients:

Short Waves Festival June 2021, Pozan Poland 


Creative Curating as Collective Collaboration







Barbican 

Course Leader 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.
The Barbican Young Film Programmers 
https://www.barbican.org.uk/take-part/young-creatives/young-film-programmers



&
Course Leader 
Barbican Emerging Curators Lab May 2020


The fruit of our labour:
https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/series/emerging-film-curators-2020

&

Film Mentor


Barbican

Subject to Change


Mentor for Oliver Cross, Destiny Adeyemi, Timalka Kalubowila & Leo Long

https://www.barbican.org.uk/take-part/young-creatives/subject-to-change-new-horizons

https://sites.barbican.org.uk/newhorizons/#group-Destiny-Adeyemi-72saWSHfKs

First Cut Lab,


consulting on editing at final stages
Vilnius, Slovakia, Switzerland

http://firstcutlab.eu/2020/02/25/first-cut-lab-goes-to-lithuania/?fbclid=IwAR1i7HswhTcu-2OcXIsgg-96AMjRLKC-02r45wjX2pHIJJtNsGbtGAUB-i0


 including  ‘AYA’ screening in Cannes 2021. 

Creative England


iFeature Lab Producer 2019/2020
Devising and producing the framework, content and selection of  industry trainers for 3 residential labs running alongside the development of 12 feature scripts supported by BFI and BBC FILMS.

http://ifeatures.co.uk/in-development-201920.html

StoryLab August 2019



October 2019 meetings with distributors, sales agents and exhibitors.


British Council


UK / NIGERIA Creative Consultant Lagos Lab
Facilitator and content advisor for Lagos Film Lab. 
Transferring knowledge to empower Nigerian based producers to run Script Development Labs in Lagos for feature films.

In partnership with Creative England.

ScreenSkills UK


Film Associate 2016
(UK-wide Strategic Skills Body for Screen Industries - Investment, Training, Careers & Research) Fixed-term contract to support Creative Skillset to create impactful training to hit diversity targets.

Scuola Holden 


Turin, Italy
(Innovative writing and film school based in Turin, Italy). Devised and ran training in film distribution and festival event creation. International Scouting for trainers and students.




ESAV Marrakech

Teacher Experimentation in Documentary 
(BA + MA Film and Graphic Design School, Marrakech, Morrocco)
Ongoing consulting to scout trainers.
- Three Year contract to deliver training in documentary filmmaking to MA level students. 2017-2019




2017
2019

Les Arcs Film Festival

Co-manager of the Film School Village (now Talent Village) with Thomas Rosso, annually for nine years, to select and accompany emerging talent from across Europe to attend the Co-production Market at the festival in the Alps.



Festival International du Film Francophone, NamurChair for the Ciné Fabrique, film school networking event to celebrate 30th anniversary of the festival. Participating schools from around the world. 


Euromed BEIRUT MEDIA Expert, viability of the development of a joint masters between ESAV Marrakech, Alba, Beirut and the Tunisia University Film Dept. 

EU Commission Representation in the UK Producer of over 20 short films to highlight cultural projects supported by the EUCUK, including 6 films about EU Orchestras that were at the time all based in the UK. 



Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Director Alexandru Gherman 

The Orgelbüchlein Project 

Swiss Film ZURICH

Consulting with First Feature Film directors, doc and fiction. 

So Film UK
Created UK team for the French Film Magazine to launch in the UK. Editor, writers, translators as well as special screenings of films. 



SO FILM screening a success, packed audience at the Ritzy Cinema for JIMMY P — with SO FILM UK, Andrew Simpsonand Julien Planté.

Horniman Museum Curated a day of African short films for their garden. 

Unifrance (Agency for the promotion of French Cinema) Delivery of their annual UK showcase, Rendezvous with French Cinema several years running, including all local logistics. 

Screen South  (UK Screen Agency)


Talent Development Manager, scouting and supporting emerging film talent across the region, from Margate to Slough, via Brighton and Canterbury. 

Tokyo African Film FestivalAfrica at the Pictures
Print Co-ordinator
For several years I worked to support Kenji Shiraishi (Japan) and Keith Shiri (UK) in their important work screening African Cinema.


Keith Shiri, Alain Gomis, Suzy


 translation *written
French to English
- Subtitles 
Including : Abbas Fahdel’s Yara and Homeland, Iraq Year Zero
Pierre-Emmanuel Urcun & Jean-Baptiste Saurel‘s Demain C Loin

- Film Scripts / treatments:
La Roya by Juan Sebastian Mesa
Sous Le Beton Roy Arida


 
 interpreting
*consecutive speaking

French to English
FILM
- Press junkets
- FIlm screenings, festivals, on stage Q&A
including : Ladj Ly, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Djibril Diop Mambety, Sembene Ousmane, Alain Gomis, Cathrine Breillart, Bruno Dumont, Jacques Audiard, Gilles Lelouche, Audrey Tautou , Marion Cotillard, Jérémie Renier, François Ozon, Sandrine Bonnaire....

MUSIC
- Press junkets
- festivals, on stage Q&A
    some musicians I have interpreted for : Salif Keita, Amadou & Meriem, Rachid Taha, Arditti Quartet...

ART
-Serpentine Gallery events:
Edouard Glissant / Paul Virillo / Jean Nouvel / Alain Robbe-Grillet / Carlos Cruz-Diez / 

- Books:
The Young Girl Tiqqun
Chapter : The Asymptote of Chance by Birgit Polzer  Gerhard Richter 4900 Colours (uncredited!)

Translation of Gauguin letters and post cards for Tate Modern Exhibition




Jacques Audiart



Suzy, Neary Adeline Hay, Jo Duncombe, Open City Doc


Suzy, Catherine Breillart, Isabelle Huppert, Claire Stewart, LFF.



Keith Shiri, Sandrine Bonnaire, suzy 


  Hosting Q&As


Q&A with Ana Ularu and Anca Damien, Rich Mix, East End FIlm Festival 2014 


Q&A with Ana Ularu and Anca Damien, Rich Mix, East End FIlm Festival 2014




Kristof Bilsen, Elephant’s Dream, Berthadochouse. Tuesday 9th February, 2016



  film juries


- Short Waves, Poznan 2021


- Gabes Cinema Fen 2020 



Cinemaubit, Bucharest 2013 & 2020

Cap Spartel Tangiers 2015






Lago Film Festival 2019

Lago Film Festival Jury with Suzy Gillett, Rachel Lang, Camilla Semino Favro and Szymon Stemplewski.





panelist - speaker 
 Locarno Open Doors Carthage Film Festival

 
  Carthage Film Festival Panelist. 


                                                                     pundit

https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/sightandsoundpoll2012/voter/73

https://www.timeout.com/london/film/why-breathless-still-shines-at-fifty-1



Available for consultancy 
gillettsuzy(@)gmail.com







Mark