BFI NETWORK LIVE: In conversation with David Proud and Aurora Fearnley

Join us for a conversation with actor, writer, director David Proud and writer, director Aurora Fearnley as they discuss storytelling without limits.

18 August 2020

On Monday 24 August at 1:00PM (London), we’ll be bringing you the latest in our BFI NETWORK Live webinar series. This week, we feature an excellent conversation between actor/writer/director David Proud (EastEnders, Verisimilitude) and writer/director, Aurora Fearnley (Pulsar, Struck) on storytelling without limits. 

David and Aurora will discuss their career journeys, how to not limit yourselves when telling stories and the importance of focus when being multi-disciplined. They will explain why you need to establish each discipline and work out how they can interconnect to make you a stronger storyteller. They will explore the benefits that this brings for long term career sustainability, and also the problems of taking on too much. 

David Proud is an actor/writer/director, who rose to fame in BBC's EastEnders, becoming the first disabled actor to play a regular character. David has also made appearances in Secret Diary of a Call Girl, No Offence and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. David has written for Theatre and is currently developing a slate of films and TV Drama series with his writing partner and collaborator Paul Viragh. David has just penned a new drama series with Noel Clarke, for Unstoppable/All3Media. David was named in the Shaw Trust Power 100 most influential disabled people in the UK for 2015, 2018 and 2019.

Aurora is a writer/director with a slate of genre features in development, including Tipping Point, with BFI Vision Awardee Lunar Lander Films. In February she was selected for Berlinale Talents 2020. After winning The Pitch, Aurora shot sci-fi short Pulsar, starring David Gyasi and Jessie Buckley. It had 1 million views when launched online by sci-fi channel DUST with distribution from Gunpowder & Sky. Her last short film Paparazza was funded by the Central School of Speech and Drama and was produced by Hidden Art Films. 104 Films produced Aurora’s short film Struck, which screened at Sydney, Edinburgh and Cork Film Festival before being released online by Directors UK commissioned her suspenseful short Murmur. She also directed supernatural short Shades of Living, funded by the UKFC and Epic Award short Life on the Line. In 2019, Aurora won the Euroscript competition for her folk horror feature Speak its Name. She also writes for Dr Who on BBC radio with Big Finish.

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