Career Development

We work with the industry to offer skills development and training support that enhances the careers of directors.

Top tips for working with your Inspire scheme mentor

“When you’re directing, your vision is like an anchor”: Rebecca Coley on documentary and Directors UK Inspire

Inspire 2023-24: Meet our latest cohort

“Puffling captures the space between”: Jessica Bishopp on directing Puffling, Film Festivals and Directors UK Inspire

Directors UK Inspire: An Interview with Tom Gentle

“I feel so much more prepared”: On placement on A Town Called Malice — an interview with Kelly Holmes

Inspire 2023/2024: meet the directors

Will Jewell and Dan Zeff on mentoring with Directors UK Inspire

Inspired: Rita Osei on mentoring with Lynsey Miller, directing second unit and shadowing on set in Istanbul

Directors UK Inspire: shadowing on the set of Then Barbara Met Alan

Directors UK Inspire: Triggering my TV directing career

From mentoring to collaboration: Nicola Quilter and Robert Del Maestro on Directors UK Inspire

On the Edge, on the record — we talk to the 4Stories directors about how they made their short films

Living The Long Call: an interview with David Allain

Directors UK Inspire: Ana Pio on mentoring with Rose Glass during the pandemic

Directing Actors: Moving Our Career Development and Skills Programme Online

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