I’m Codie! I’m 24 and I’m originally from a tiny village in the east-midlands where I grew up believing that small towns were made to bore people. I moved to Bristol to pursue a creative future in all its facets. In the 5 years that I have lived here, I have been taking stock of my life and how I can contribute to the world and society. If I can help create empathy and balance in society, I’m going to do whatever I can to tell stories that subconsciously create that. With that my mission is to create a community that supports and uplifts other emerging filmmakers and to create a slate of narrative work that champions untold/unseen stories. Stories that exploit the injustices in our current society and develop projects of social commentary to move the needle in a positive direction.
I suffer from temporal lobe seizures, making it unsafe for me to drive. Unfortunately, entry-level roles within the film and TV industry often require employees to drive. This has been a challenge to overcome and often eliminates me from the application process. It can be frustrating, especially when it’s not a personal choice of mine not to drive.
I heard about Babbasa through a friend on social media. Babbasa informed me of roles where I’m able to apply without a driving license and have put me in contact with higher-level production staff where I’m able to have this conversation with them and offer alternative options. Through Babbasa, I secured a role with Five Mile Films as a Casting Intern for Channel 4’s heartwarming series, The Dog House. My role here has solidified my natural interest in people and has enabled me to foster relationships with opposing roles within the industry from what I was used to and by having an understanding and experience with those roles, I believe it puts me in a position to be better within in my role.
We believe Bristol’s most marginalised deserve access to support at their own pace; have their voices heard; and have access to real work opportunities.
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