Successfully bridging the gap between education and employment in the Film, TV and Creative Media Industries.

Film Buddy offers bespoke employability services to encourage, inspire and assist aspiring film crew directly into work experience placements and employment within the Film, Television & Creative Media Industries.

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Online Live Q&A’s

Film Buddy hosts regular online Q&A's, connecting students from around the world with industry professionals from the Film, Television and Creative Media sectors. The sessions are designed to improve employability, by creating a platform for you to talk directly with employers.

International Community

Film Buddy is developing a platform for an International community of students to communicate and collaborate on team projects and to share experiences.

1-on-1 Mentoring

We are working closely with participating universities, charities, industry bodies and talent to offer our nationally recognised mentoring service. This is currently serving as a direct line for mentors to prepare people from diverse backgrounds for the real-world environments.

Work Experience & Employment

Film Buddy has provided thousands of work experience placements on major TV, film & creative media projects, with leading international companies.

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Film Buddy is collaborating with the BFI to improve diversity and inclusivity across the Film, TV and Creative Media industries.

We feel strongly that the creative industries should be represented by a much more diverse work force, whether that’s on screen talent or technical and creative crew.
Film Buddy is looking into new ways to develop better access points to industry which will encourage and promote a modern workforce.
If you would like to reach out to us or would like to know more about what Film Buddy is doing, please contact us.

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Film Buddy receives a mention in the British Film Institute (BFI) Skills review 2022

We are delighted to announce that we have been mentioned in the British Film Institute’s (BFI) Skills Review 2022 for our success in securing valuable work experience and employment opportunities…
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Second year Leeds Arts University Student Molly Cowell joins ‘The Bay’ for ITV as Directors PA

Molly Cowell has started her first ever full freelance contract while still at University, a tough ask but the timing couldn't have been better, just as Molly ended her 2nd…
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All Creatures Great and Small take on Film Buddy students for the latest series.

Film Buddy supports series two of 'All Creatures Great and Small' providing opportunities for Bethany Wilson, Macy Jackson, Amber Taylor and Tamsin Waterhouse as they join the camera, art and…
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Kirklees College Students Steal the Show working alongside Film Buddy on a Professional Music Video

Kirklees College website 7/6/22 In November 2021, Kirklees College became the first college to partner with Film Buddy, an online platform for creatives designed to bridge the gap between education…
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Leeds Arts University 2nd year student Bethany Wilson joins the Art Department on the 6 part BBC TV drama ‘Better’

Bethany Wilson joins the Art Department from Leeds Arts University in her first ever professional role. For a 2nd year student to find herself working on a big budget TV…
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Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin supports students and graduates at Leeds Arts University and Film Buddy.

Since 2015 Film Buddy has proven that it has some amazing connections and collaborators from around the world  that work within the Film, TV and Creative Media industries. Film Buddy…
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First look trailer for the new Sky Studios Supernatural Thriller ‘The Rising’ Film Buddy provided opportunities for aspiring film crew on this amazing new production.

First look at the new Sky Drama 'The Rising. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJVFXS-d470 During the filming. Sky Studios new supernatural thriller is the latest destination for our recent graduates. Film Buddy teamed up…
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Film Buddy supports Gentleman Jack for the second series.

Film Buddy supplies employment on the new series of Gentleman Jack. Having collaborated on Gentleman Jack series 1, Film Buddy has again supported entry level positions on the new series…
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Film Buddy supports Working Title Films recruitment on new TV Drama

In collaboration with Working Title Films,  Film Buddy has provided 4 graduates paid internships on their new project 'Everything I know about love' BBC Website (news article) Inspired by her…
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Northern Film School Student Adam Lloyd Jones joins the BBC team on 6 part TV drama ‘Better’

Adam Lloyd Jones Whilst at university I was generally struggling to find work placement. When I contacted Film Buddy through my University it all began to change. From tailoring my…
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Recent graduate Libby Hobson talks, Film Buddy and her first job working on Hullraisers for Channel 4

Libby Francesca Hobson | Fashion Marketing Graduate from Leeds Beckett University | Costume Trainee Film Buddy has been the best thing to happen to me whilst at Leeds Beckett. It…
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Film Buddy supports entry level employment on new MTV reality series.

Mollie Wilderspin talks about her experiences with Film Buddy. Film Buddy has been instrumental in furthering my career into the Film/TV industry.  Thanks to this service I am now on…
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Leeds Beckett Humanities student Mae Harrison on her social media placement with Film Buddy

Since working alongside Film Buddy in my final year at university, I have gained the skills needed for my next steps in my creative career. I reached out in September…
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Film Buddy works on new ‘live brief’ project with Kirklees College.

Kirklees College is the first college to partner with Film Buddy, an online platform for creatives designed to bridge the gap between education and industry. Founded by Ben Sweet, the…
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Film Buddy supplies runners for Disney + Star Original Series ‘Wedding Season’

Film Buddy supports production in a number of ways and when those last minute phone calls come in, we pride ourselves on problem solving, and responding  immediately, this is 7:30pm…
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University of Southampton Student Jessica Kwok discusses her recent online placement with Film Buddy.

I am delighted to announce that I have recently completed a Film Placement hosted by Film Buddy and I would like to share my experience. The placement that I applied…
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Film Buddy graduates gain first employment working on The Railway Children Returns, sequel to the classic.

Recent Film Buddy Graduates at Leeds Beckett and Lancaster took their first professional steps into the industry through Film Buddy's connections to the production of 'The Railway Children Returns' The…
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Film Buddy provides first employment opportunities for recent graduates on Sky Studios Supernatural Thriller ‘The Rising’

Sky Studios new supernatural thriller is the latest destination for our recent graduates. Film Buddy teamed up with the Locations Department while filming in Delamere Forest and Buxton in Derbyshire…
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Film Buddy goes Sky Atlantic, Intergalactic.

Film Buddy provides entry level employment and experience for students/graduates on the Sky Atlantic drama Intergalactic. Opportunities on dramas of this scale are what Film Buddy prides itself on and…
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Film Buddy provides floor runners for new BBC crime drama ‘Sherwood’

Film Buddy opportunities roll out again with students gaining their first employment on BBC's new crime thriller Sherwood. "The best thing out this particular opportunity is seeing our previous Film…