As a child, I was a plump, shy, eczema ridden, and a bookish child. It was a revelation to everyone. Therefore, when I managed to get a place at Rose Bruford Drama School and trained as an actress. My family were shocked. Born from hardworking first generation Jamaicans – A nurse and a Factory Supervisor, nobody had ever thought of TV or Theatre as a career for me. Radio maybe, but not TV.
My joy was short-lived however, when, a year into the training, I had a horrific accident and detached my right retina.
After an operation and a year out to recover, I retrained in Media Production and started acting again. I also wrote roles for myself and my friends and danced street dance with my dance partner in Night and Day Jazz Club, Tib Street.
For me being active again was a real gift and after applying for five TV jobs a week, was lucky enough to get a break as a Junior Researcher at BBC Entertainment in Salford, working on the A Force Strand with the Cream of Black British Comedy Talent. Shows like Blouse and Skirt and Brothers and Sisters were brilliant fun but sadly came to an end.
Fortunately, I had some experience and when I returned to London I got snapped up again and worked for BBC Creative, Media Trust, and various Sky Channels making promos and programmes for Broadcast for ten years.
Still passionate about acting and theatre I kept on writing and pitching and was introduced to a Development Head and asked to Produce Live Engagement at BBC Children In Need in 2013. This was amazing and opened my eyes to the world of Live TV.
I went back to Producing events in London and built websites for the shows I had developed and that is how I got picked up by Twitter UK to Lead their Live Video team.
The rush of helping companies and businesses create their own Videos and Content was amazing and I have met some amazing people doing this.
During Lockdown, I started doing more of my own content online and grew my FB followers by 4000 doing Facebook Lives and I really loved the experience.
If you are interested in growing your followers, getting more leads, or just getting better at Live Video drop me a line, and let’s talk some more.
TV Content Producer and Trainer