Apply now for the free Creative Skillset Bootcamp – 25 & 26 October 2018

Calling the Shots, with the High End TV Levy Fund and Creative Skillset are excited to offer a free 2 day course at The Bottle Yard Studios for individuals from all backgrounds and industries who are keen to develop a career in TV drama. No experience necessary, just a passion for great TV drama!

About the course
An intensive 2-day course for new entrants who want to work in high-end TV Drama and Film Production. Participants will learn about the process of making Film and TV dramas and roles within a production crew. The course will give participants a grounding in practicalities and realities of working in the industry and an understanding of entry routes.

Funded by Creative Skillset, this two-day workshop takes place on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October, 2018. The boot camp will include a visit to a working production set, with a chance to try out a variety of behind-the-camera roles. There will also be a tour of the facilities at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol, looking at set building workshops, costume and make up and a range of workshops looking at what it’s like to work as a freelance.

Targeted at over 21s with a range of backgrounds, the workshop aims to give participants a real understanding of the job roles that exist in the TV Drama and Film production sector.

About you
Applicants could have previous experience of short film production, but we also welcome applications from those with film and TV-related experience and transferable skills such as logistics, transport and construction. Other relevant backgrounds include theatre, events, electrical installation and hair and make up.

Previous trainees
“I found the HETV boot camp incredibly helpful and got a real feel for the industry and what it entails for certain jobs. Since my participation in HETV boot camp I have got onto a 6-week intensive theatre set design and prop making course over summer 2018. The Bristol boot camp concreted my decision and interest in exploring set design as my career path in theatre, TV and Film. ” Sasha Knezevic, January 2018 Creative Skillset boot camp

“After the boot camp, I applied for Skillset’s trainee finder scheme, and was lucky enough to get a place. As a result of this, I am currently working on The Spanish Princess at the Bottle Yard, so yes, the boot camp definitely was a positive impact!” Carter Caldwell, January 2018 Creative Skillset boot camp

This free to attend course is funded by a combination of National Lottery funds awarded to Creative Skillset by the British Film Institute to deliver its Future Film Skills programme and receipts from high-end TV drama productions that have contributed to the High-end TV Skills Fund.

To apply

Applications can be made using the form available at
Deadline is 12 noon on Monday 8th October 2018
For further information call Calling the Shots on 0117 930 0141 or email