Published on: 5 January 2022 in Opportunities

EVENT POSTPONED — Script to Screen: Vigil — A Career Development Masterclass with Isabelle Sieb and Lotus Hannon

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We are delighted to invite Full and Associate members of Directors UK to our latest online career development session with directors Isabelle Sieb and Lotus Hannon.

Lotus will be breaking down Isabelle’s work on episodes four to six of the record-breaking BBC series, Vigil. 

Vigil is available to watch now on BBC iPlayer, and was directed by James Strong (Episodes 1-3) and Isabelle Sieb (Episodes 4-6).

This session will be taking place via Zoom on the evening of Tuesday 25 January 2022, from 5:00-6:15pm.

Book your place for the session here.

Session Content

Isabelle and Lotus will be breaking down specific scenes and discussing various topics, including:

  • Joining a creative team as a 2nd block director
  • Utilising the set/production design and the use of floorplans
  • Collaborating with actors to create emotionally intimate scenes
  • Social media interaction with the audience
  • Planning different approaches to set-pieces and the use of shot lists
  • Directing under Covid-19 filming conditions

About Isabelle Sieb

Isabelle Sieb is a BAFTA-nominated director for film and television.

Her TV work includes directing episodes four to six of the record breaking hit show Vigil with World Productions for BBC One/Peacock and Shetland for the BBC.

Isabelle also directed episodes one to six of The Athena, a BAFTA-nominated series for Sky, starring Ella Balinska. Her short films include Three Women Wait For Death, which won the Chris Collins Best of Live Action Award at the Encounters Film Festival and was long-listed for the Best British Short Film BAFTA 2017.

Isabelle is currently working on The Devil's Hour with Hartswood Films for Amazon.

About Lotus Hannon

Selected for last year’s BBC Directors Scheme, Lotus Hannon has directed Doctors and is booked to direct Hollyoaks later this year. Her award-winning short, Unseen screened at LFF and had its broadcast premiere on ARTE TV. Lotus is currently in post-production with her BFI-funded short film Re-Live, a powerful depiction of how the psychological phenomenon of dissociation manifests through the trauma and recovery of sexual assault. Alongside Re-Live, Lotus is developing her directorial feature debut, a gripping, visceral thriller, Orion’s Belt with Christine Alderson and Katie Hodgkin at Ipso Facto Productions.


If you have any questions or accessibility requirements, please contact [email protected].

Banner photo: James Strong.

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