Ogo, on being an Into Film Young Reporter

Drama and Theatre Student, Kent University

Ogo, Star Trek Beyond interview
Ogo, Star Trek Beyond interview

I first heard about the Into Film Young Reporter scheme in 2015 - I sent in a video audition and was selected. The training included workshop days with presentations and practical exercises to teach us interview techniques. We also received on the job training - ahead of each assignment we were briefed and encouraged to think of and practise questions, which gave me confidence.

The BIFAs was my first industry assignment - I was unsure how it would go but the Into Film team was incredibly supportive which dissipated any nerves. I covered the event two years running and met stars like Kate Winslet, Colin Farrell, Olivia Coleman, Taron Egerton and Jacob Tremblay. At the time I didn't realise how famous some of them were, which was useful because interviewing celebrities can be daunting, but when you talk to them you realise they're just normal people. Meeting Eddie Redmayne on the red carpet at the BAFTAs was another highlight.

Into Film opens doors - if you've been a young reporter, employers take you seriously.

Ogo, Into Film Young Reporter Alumni

Into Film opens doors - if you've been a young reporter, employers take you seriously and are impressed by what you've achieved. The experience has allowed me to gain the attention of industry professionals.

On my gap year I landed a job in production with a company I had come across on a press junket. At university I became a presenter for the student media TV channel KTV (Kent Television), reporting on news and entertainment content. I won the award for best on-screen presenter at our Student Media Awards and was selected to compete in the National Television Awards. I didn't win but felt honoured to take part.

As an Alumna I've been on a judging panel for the BFI, among other opportunities. I'd love a career as a reporter or presenter - I also have lots of creative ideas for producing films and documentaries. Into Film gave me my start and ignited my passion - I look forward to continuing the journey.

Into Film reporter Archie with Emilia Clarke

Young Reporter Programme

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Youth Advisory Council

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