NARRATIVE FILMMAKING

  • Written eight feature film screenplays in science fiction, action, western and film noir genres.

  • Directed nine short films.

  • Assisted on 22 short films. My roles included runner, camera operator, 1stAD & gaffer.

  • Storyboarded two feature films & produced animatics.​

 

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

  • Accountability for the safety of cast and crew members on all film productions. 

  • Responsibility for the completion of these films.

  • Provided employment, references and showreel for cast and crew. 

  • Liaised with Thames Valley Police for the use of prop firearms on set for two shorts.

  • Organised filming at third party locations and leased with their owners for permission and permits.

  • Crowdfunded £310 for my first short film, The Carter Sanction on crowdfunder - https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/solider-agent-lover-spy-short-action-thriller

  • Setup and registered my film company on Companies House - Eric Garson Films LTD - No 13329177.

  • Completed script breakdowns, schedules & prospective budgets for two of my feature films using Bectu/Equity rates.

 

SCREENINGS & AWARDS

  • Organised the screening of four of my short films at The Regal Picturehouse cinema in Henley. I liaised with the cinema owner, organised tickets, promotion of event, produced DCP’s and Q&A with cast & crew.

  • Two of my films were selected at The Action On Film Festival in Las Vegas, New Forest Film Festival & London International Motion Picture Awards.

  • Screened a short at Reading VUE cinema for the Reading 48hr film challenge 2019

 

FILM COURSES

I have no formal film education. I’m a self taught filmmaker. The courses I’ve attended include:

  • “Camera operating with a Sony FS7” run by Dan Donnelly & ScreenSkills (2019)

  • “Budgets Explained”run by Sue Davies, PMA & ScreenSkills (2020)

  • “How to Set Up a Production Company” run by Tracey Gardiner, London Film School & ScreenSkills (2021)

  • ScreenSkills - Addressing unconscious bias: basic awareness in the workplace (2021)

  • ScreenSkills - Tackling harassment and bullying at work (2021)

  • ScreenSkills - Coronavirus basic awareness on production training (2021)

 

COMMERCIAL

Assisted and camera operated on 18 corporate films. Including interviews, Vox pops and FaceBook Live streaming. Responsible to corporate clients for camera and sound operating. Clients included Amazon Web Services, Netflix and Snippies.

 

FILM MEMBERSHIPS

Candidate member of the Writers Guild of Great Britain & BECTU

 

SKILLS 

Final Draft, Celtx & Highland-2 scriptwriting software

DaVinci Resolve editing and colour grading software

Corel Painter & Krita digital painting software 

I own and operate a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (BMPCC4K), Lavallière & boom microphones

I'm actively seeking investment for my films. Especially tax efficient SEIS/EIS funding. 

If you are interested please get in touch - contact@ericgarsonfilms.co.uk