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First Wave of Just Runners Graduate into the Film Industry

The APA supported initiative aims to support people without connections starting careers in filmmaking

First Wave of Just Runners Graduate into the Film Industry

As part of the APA’s Good Karma Collective the association supports Just Runners, an initiative that aims to support those from any background, and without any connections, break into the industry.

And they've been busy! The first wave of runners are now ready to head into the big bad world of freelancing after the inaugural Just Runners graduation held last week at the BFI. 
 
At the graduation, the runners received amazing donations from supporters and APA members the Sweetshop and the charity Rare, including kit bags with practical runner essentials, such as waterproof clothing, and two bikes so the runners without access to a car can arrive at shoots with the ability to do quick runs to shops and nearby suppliers.

Rare also sponsored a first aider course, meaning the runners can turn up to shoots first aid trained and prepared.

The graduates are already smashing into the industry with four Just Runners now represented as freelancers at diary services, five graduates currently working at The Mill, Flare Studios, Radio X, British Arrows and The National Theatre, and two going into media courses at university.

To teach themselves about the film industry, Just Runners are hosting their first quiz night next Thursday, September 20th. Come along and challenge the new graduates! RSVP to work@justrunners.co.uk.

To hire one of the runners for your next shoot call 020 3848 5429 or email work@justrunners.uk.


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