Event details

How to move forward and kick start your film producing career.

Our guests will be Sabina Smitham and Lennard Ortmann, the producers of The Master Of York, one of the two 2017 Pears Short Fund Film at UK Jewish Film winners. Since winning last year’s grant, Sabina and Lennard produced fiction and animation films, received further awards, and started a production company together.
Sabina and Lennard will share with us their experience of producing The Master of York with UK Jewish Film as well as the other films they produced since then. They will also speak about their first steps in the British and European film industries.

Attending this event

Sabina Smitham

Sabina Smitham specialises in script development and works with a long list of UK production companies as a consultant. As a producer, Sabina has been recognised by Broadcast Magazine and the Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival for her work in branded content and online video. She is now completing an MA in Producing at the NFTS.

Lennard Ortmann

Lennard Ortmann worked in feature film and TV drama in his native Germany, where he specialised in locations and production management, before moving to the UK and stepping into his role as producer. He is finishing an MA at the National Film and Television School where he partnered with Sabina Smitham to form Eagle Lion Monster Films.