Freelance Director Role

Hey! I'm Samantha and welcome to SCastro Creations. I've been creating and editing video content for my clients across the world for 10 years and we have an exciting opportunity for a Freelance Director to join in an upcoming corporate film project based in Middlesbrough.

This project is being produced hand in hand with Newcastle Film Club with all the profit from the project going to create opportunities for the club and its members.

Please have a read of what the job entails in full and send your CV along with some examples of your work to if you think you're a good fit!

Job Role: Director
Type: Freelance, project based
Location: Principal shooting in Middlesbrough
Rate: £1,225 (flat fee) + expenses
Dates: Dates flexible and TBD
March - 3 days pre-production
April - 3 days shooting
May - 2 days post
Application Deadline: March 6th, 2023

Description of Films:
PROCLAIM, which stands for Providing Rich Opportunities for Children who are Looked After in Middlesbrough, is looking to create a series of videos to highlight the work they have done and continue to do in Attachment Aware and Trauma Informed (AATI) practices that addresses the needs of children and young people in Middlesbrough. These videos will showcase their work through testimonials from leaders, students, and teachers to name a few.

Deliverables include:

  • Main Promotional Film (7-10 minutes)

  • Film for Parents (1-2 minutes)

  • Film for Students (1-2 minutes)

  • Film for Teachers / Leaders / Schools (1-2 minutes)

  • Film for Council Staff (1-2 minutes)

Description of Role:
The director will work with the Producer, SCastro Creations, and the client to produce the storyboard and overall creative direction for the films.

This includes helping to run a half-day workshop with the client to aid the storyboard/creative direction and a half-day session to co-design interview questions for contributors.

Desired Skills:

Factual Experience - the client is keen for their main hero film to be shot in a documentary style instead of the typical corporate style which will open up a unique creative direction style for the director to play with

Experience with Sensitive Topics & Contributors - This subject matter involves working with stories of trauma and contributors who have experience of trauma, experience with similar sensitive topics

Communication - email and chat communication is key as this is the primary way to provide updates during projects

DBS Checked - All crew to do a basic DBS check as we will be filming within schools. SCastro Castro to cover DBS costs, please note if you have a recent DBS check completed.

Interviews will take place the week commencing March 6th, 2023 with a final decision being made March 10th, 2023.

And if you've gotten this far, thank you! I really hope to hear from you soon!