Josie Deacon

Josie Deacon

Administration Assistant, Freelance Writer

  • Location: Newcastle & Edinburgh
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

I graduated from Northumbria University in 2016, where I attained a First Class Honours degree in Drama and Scripwriting.

I have wide field of interests: film, theatre, radio, and TV. A lot of my background and experience is in theatre - I was President of the Northumbria Drama Society where I produced 13 plays - one performed in the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. I was also involved with theatre a lot growing up, performing in several plays in local theatre groups.

At university I started to explore Film & TV, joining Perspective Productions initially as a lead actress in their Web Series, My Dead Friends. From there I started to direct and produce with them, and I am currently working on a few short film scripts for them. I gained a great knowledge of film & TV from my time with Perspective, and though I am no longer fully based in Newcastle, I go back when time allows to work on projects with them - or work from afar.

After University I undertook an internship with Wildgaze Films, and I am now trying to get as much experience as possible. I currently work as an Administration Assistant, to give me office & general work experience, but keep my love of the arts alive both in my role, (undertaking video and photography marketing) and outside, helping out at a local youth theatre group, and writing.

 

Work History

Administration Assistant - South West Councils

Apr 2017 - Present

Assistant Producer/Drama Teacher - Limelight Theatre

Apr 2017 - Present

Actress - Perspective Productions

Jan 2015 - Apr 2017

Producer - Perspective Productions

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016

Director - Perspective Productions

May 2016 - May 2016

Producer/President - Northumbria Drama Society

May 2015 - May 2016

Assistant Producer - Alphabetical Theatre

Feb 2016 - Mar 2016

Assistant Producer - Northern Stage

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016

President/Chair - Northumbria Scriptwriting Society

May 2014 - May 2015

Director and Writer - Northumbria Drama Society

May 2014 - Dec 2014

Education

Drama and Scripwriting - BA (Hons) - First Class Honours - Northumbria University

Sep 2013 - May 2016

Skills

  • Acting
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Photography
  • Scriptwriting
  • Assistant Directing
  • Camera
  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Lighting
  • Producing
  • Stage Management
  • Storyboarding
  • Theatre

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