Thursday 29th April 7-9pm via Zoom
Who Are You?
In this interactive session with Rico Johnson-Sinclair Director of CineQ and Producer of the BFI NETWORK backed film Sweet Mother, Rico will guide you through a range of exercises which will help you reframe what you think filmmaking is, and encompass what filmmaking should be.
During the session, you’ll learn more about authentic storytelling and be involved in a conversation of what changes need to happen in the film industry to affect systemic change.
Then, together we’ll engage exercises to establish self-care and help you reflect on what will make you an exceptional filmmaker, before you begin to build your brand and learn useful networking techniques, receiving feedback from Rico himself.
This masterclass is for ages 18+ and will be hosted via a Zoom meeting. Please refer to our Zoom Guidelines.
Rico Johnson-Sinclair Biography
After working with Flatpack Festival in Birmingham, Rico Johnson-Sinclair went on to build CineQ (Birmingham’s Queer Film Festival that prioritises Queer and Trans People of Colour) which is now in it’s 4th Year. He’s also a new BAFTA Voting Member.
Outside of programming and exhibition, Rico consults with organisations around events that focus on Inclusion and Diversity. He is currently the Festival Manager of SHOUT Festival, Birmingham’s Queer arts and Culture festival offering a mix of dance. music, theatre, live art, visual arts and film and has previously worked for organisations such as Coventry City of Culture and Film Hub Midlands.
He recently produced the BFI NETWORK backed film, Sweet Mother, written and directed by Zena Igbe.
This masterclass is part of E.D.E.N. Digital, an online filmmaking project for the LGBTQ+ community run by E.D.E.N. Film Productions. E.D.E.N. Digital is funded by Comic Relief’s LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Recovery Fund, in partnership with METRO Charity, Yorkshire MESMAC and Birmingham LGBT.