Announcing the winners of our Careers Behind the Camera Competition

04 Feb 2022

4 mins
No Time to Die
No Time to Die

To mark the release of No Time to Die, the 25th entry in the James Bond series, last year we launched a brand new Careers Behind the Camera resource. This resource explores the making of the film, including materials created with production trainees who worked on No Time to Die - and is designed to advance career aspirations and attainment in maths, science and literacy in learners aged 12-18.

As part of this resource, we also ran a creative writing competition, asking young people to write a letter to the James Bond producers, imagining they were applying to work on a Universal Pictures film production and explain what behind-the-scenes department they'd like to work in and what skills they would bring to the role.

We received hundreds of entries, which were eventually whittled down to 10 worthy winners, each of whom receive an official No Time To Die merchandise pack, complete with wireless headphones, a power bank, an umbrella, a weekend bag and an Aston Martin key chain. Huge congratulations to:

  • Ishani, aged 13, from King Edward's High School for Girls, Birmingham
  • Natalia, aged 16, from Claremont Senior School, East Sussex
  • Harry, aged 16, from Gillingham School, Gillingham
  • Ella, aged 15, from Bishop Luffa, Chichester
  • Mariam, aged 16, from Alloa Academy, Scotland
  • Oliver, aged 14, from Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College, Altrincham
  • Eddie, aged 15, from Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College, Altrincham
  • Laurie, aged 13, from Milford Haven School, Wales
  • Caitlin, aged 11, from Kirkhill School, Aberdeen
  • Macy, aged 16, from Cowes Enterprise College, Isle of Wight

"I'm so thrilled to have been picked!", said Ishani. "I have learnt lots about the range of skills needed to have a career behind the camera and would love to pursue this in the future." Laurie was equally thrilled to have her work recognised. "I'm so unbelievably happy and grateful that I was one of the winners! I still can't believe I won something! I loved writing the letter and I'm so proud of myself for doing well!"

Congratulations again to all of our winners!

I'm really happy to be one of the winners! Thank you to Into Film for recognising my work, for providing such a brilliant resource for young, aspiring filmmakers such as myself to use, and, most importantly, for the great James Bond swag!

Ella, aged 15, from Bishop Luffa, Chichester

Download our Careers Behind the Camera resource

Inspired by the production trainees who worked on the 25th Bond film No Time To Die, our Careers Behind the Camera resource is a PSHE and careers-focussed framework that can be used as a standalone assembly or delivered as three separate lessons. Created in partnership with Universal Pictures UK and ScreenSkills, the resource contains materials to advance attainment in maths, science and literacy in students aged 12-18. 

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