Logo close icon

Meet Our Grads: Film

When you study Film BA at Middlesex, you join a community of outstanding graduates having a huge impact across the world. Our alumni go on to work for big-name organisations such as Netflix, Apple TV, BBC, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros. Studios, set up their own businesses and are proactive in making the world a fairer, healthier and more sustainable place.

We understand you not only want to make the most of your time at university but are also looking beyond. Our Film BA course is geared towards employability and helping you achieve your career goals, whatever they are. Take part in independent production company visits, field trips, work placements and shadowing programmes and client-led commissions.

Meet our alumni

Read about some of the aspirational individuals who have turned their career goals into reality since graduating from Middlesex.

Darryl Coulson: Location Trainee, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden

Course studied: Film Studies

Darryl Coulson was part of The Creative Academy Hub, backed by Middlesex, helping underrepresented individuals break into the creative industries. Here, Darryl met with the Mayor Sadiq Khan and talked about how he has benefited massively from a work experience placement through his Film course. He’s now worked for both Netflix and Warner Bros. Studios.

Shakeelah Archibald: SFX Trainee, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Course studied: Film BA

Shakeelah Archibald studied Film BA at Middlesex and has since been working on sets in Drama Productions for Apple TV and Netflix. She was able to secure a bursary towards driving lessons, a key skill if you want to work as a crew member on scripted production, but often difficult to afford when you are starting out in your first crew positions.  Shakeelah is now working on Disney Production in her dream job as an Art Department trainee.

Kristyna Bustova: Assistant to Producers, NBCUniversal

Course studied: Film Studies

Kristyna Bustova also studied Film at Middlesex and has worked as a freelance Set Production Assistant, Production Secretary on a Netflix production and Project Manager in London. Kristyna is currently Assistant to Producers for NBCUniversal in Prague.

Frankie Checkley: Senior Casting Producer, Twofour

Course studied: Film BA

Frankie Checkly studied Film BA and now has a long list of popular TV shows on her resume. She was a producer on Traitors, Squid Game the Challenge, Queen of the Universe and C4’sThe Circle. Frankie works for one of the UK’s biggest production companies, Studio Lambert.

James Knight: Digital Imaging Technician, Freelancer

Course studied: Film BA

James Knight is a highly skilled Digital Imaging Technician in London, known for his work on prestigious Film and TV projects for major studios like Marvel, Disney, Universal and Sony Entertainment. He has also collaborated with many renowned artists. James holds a First-class BA in Film from Middlesex.

At Middlesex, we understand the importance of career support for life beyond university. That is why our award-winning career support service, MDXworks, is on hand to help you during and after your studies (for life).

Want to learn more about how we support you with your career so you can follow in the footsteps of some of our amazing alumni? Speak to one of our Film students.

Speak to us

We have lots of stories about how our inspiring graduates built their great careers. You can read all of them on our Alumni Success Stories page.