Simon set himself a new year’s resolution in 2020 to get onto Tik Tok. Within months his account had grown and made a hit with his character Kent-Simon.

Now with over 6million likes and nearly 150k followers, Simon is one of Norway’s growing clan of influencers building a cross platform media career for himself.

In this episode he explains his rise on the platform, some of the trials and tribulations of being an influencer as a full time job, along with the perks.

Simon’s Links

Listen Here: Episode 29

Examples of Simon’s Work:

Maya Daisy Hawke is an editor and experimental filmmaker. Her recent project, Unfated Yet, a live online video installation, was first presented in March 2020 by First Look at Museum of the Moving Image and Sundance Documentary Film Program.

She is the creator of the interactive social media video novels, Box of Birds and Currency of Despair, both Facebook based. She was co-director of Little Ethiopia, a love story between two editors, told as a live documentary, which was performed at the Sundance Film Festival, Frames of Representation and First Look (2018–19).

Maya is the editor of over a dozen…

Harvey started filming at 18 years old. He shot his first feature length documentary following DJ Carl Cox from London to Sydney then onto Hawaii, welcoming the year 2000 in two different time zones.

He has traveled the world shooting for the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery and many more. In 2008, he transitioned into shooting commercials and scripted work.

He was based in Dubai shooting high end commercials until 2015 then moved to LA, where he shot Netflix Specials, Comedy Series and Commercials with many high profile actors and comedians.

Harvey is currently based in London and represented by Berlin Associates

Listen Here: Episode 27

Examples of Harvey’s Work:

Whilst studying at Oxford University, Katy was part of the Oxford Revue and was writing and performing comedy, musicals and straight plays. After graduating, she worked in TV production for around five years, running, researching and APing on many different shows.

In 2004, Katy returned to performing with comedy monologues and live sketch show Ealing Live! Her Edinburgh show “Celebrities are Gods” garnered attention from TV producers in 2005, resulting in her own sketch show Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show on ITV, winning her “Best Comedy Newcomer” at British Comedy Awards in 2008. …

Tyler studied Digital Media at Full Sail University before embarking on a career in post production at The Mill in New York.

He later joined Grey Advertising working in Motion Graphics and cinematography with Canon.

Since going freelance Tyler has worked with a wide array of clients across advertising, documentary, music and dance videos.

Listen Here: Episode 25

Examples of Tyler’s Work:

Ziggy started her career as a camera operator for Rapture Television before moving into event co-ordination for film promotion parties at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2003 she became general manager of Babzoo, a broadcast kit hire company and diary service for freelance crew.

Re-training in Hair & Make-Up at Iver Academy in Pinewood Studios and since has worked on a number of international feature films and tv series.

Listen Here: Episode 24

Examples of Ziggy’’s Work:

Nick started his career as a Researcher, AP and Producer in Children’s TV with Carlton Television. Here, he began studio directing, before joining CBBC Presentation, then moving on to direct programmes including Tikkabilla and Newsround.

Freelance since 2005, Nick has specialised in fast paced, technically complex live programmes. News and Current Affairs work includes BBC News, TRT World and CNBC. …

Clive Lewis is a British Labour politician who has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 2015.

He previously served as vice-president of the National Union of Students, worked as a TV reporter for BBC News and served as an infantry officer with the Territorial Army. He served a three-month tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2009.

He became shadow defence secretary in June 2016, and shadow business secretary in October 2016. He left the Shadow Cabinet in 2017 in protest over the Labour Party’s decision to trigger Article 50 to leave the EU, but rejoined the front bench a year later as shadow minister for sustainable economics.

Listen Here: Episode 22

Examples of Clive’s Work:

Marco North is a filmmaker, photographer, author and musician based in Moscow, Russia. Born in Brooklyn, and educated at SUNY Purchase, he has developed a highly refined, personal approach to storytelling. His award-winning blog Impressions of an Expat is followed by readers from over 130 countries.

Film work has included cinematography for numerous independent films, as well as The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Smithsonian, PBS, MTV and SONY Music. He became known for his imaginative behind-the-scenes coverage, helicopter shots for Yoko Ono/John Lennon and down to earth interviews of David Bowie, Liza Minelli and Peter Beard. …

Zoe is a writer for drama and comedy and children’s television. She is currently part of the writing team for Netflix’s Zero Chill. She also writes for Netflix teen-drama Free Rein and is a regular writer for Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, having written over 40 episodes as part of the writing team. Zoë also writes for children’s drama such as CBBC and Netflix’s Worst Witch, CBBC’s The Dumping Ground and Disney’s comedy-drama-musical The Lodge.

Zoe’s acting career has seen her star as a series regular Zoe Carpenter in Hollyoaks, web series Staff Room and numerous other roles and voiceover work.


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