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Liam Abbott

14
   Production credits   
5
   Non-production credits   

About Liam

I am a London based filmmaker with approximately 7 years of experience in roles ranging from runner/tea maker to directing and editing. My lifelong goal has been to become a professional storyteller. To not only craft my own tales but to breathe life into the vision of others. I love everything about the creative process, both the factual and the fictional, corporate and non-corporate content. I love how every role, no matter how small can make a difference both on and off set. I love how nuts it can get, how intense the deadlines can be and I am especially addicted to the collective celebration of a crew when a shot, a scene or even a behind the scenes moment goes to plan. (I also have a certain appreciation of a team pulling together when it all hits the fan.) I am eager to get involved with any and every opportunity I can get my hands on.

Locations I would like to work
London
Production areas I would like to work in
Floor Runner / Set PA, Production Runner, Director's Assistant
Non-Production areas I would like to work in
Creative Agency, Post Production, Scriptwriter

Showreel & Photographs


Skills & Experience

Software Experience

Adobe Illustrator
Basic
Adobe Photoshop
Basic
Adobe Premier
Expert
After Effects
Competent
Final Cut
Competent
FORscene
Basic
Maya
Basic
MS Excel
Competent
MS Powerpoint
Expert
MS Word
Expert
Nuke
Basic

Production Experience

Director. Suited & Booted, Short Film
Production Company
Last Minute Productions
From
Jun 2019
Approx. duration
1 Day

Camera Operator. Black Cats Gaming Kickstarter Video, Commercial
Production Company
Black Cats Gaming
From
Apr 2019
Approx. duration
1 Day

Floor Runner / Set PA. Unconscious Bias, Corporate Video
Production Company
Video Arts
From
Jan 2019
Approx. duration
2 Days

Director. Grizzly, Short Film
Production Company
Last Minute Productions
From
Oct 2018
Approx. duration
1 Day

Director. The Post Apocalypse Job Centre, Short Film
Production Company
Last Minute Productions
From
Oct 2018
Approx. duration
3 Days

Boom Operator. Cry Baby, Short Film
Production Company
Turbo Punch
From
Jun 2018
Approx. duration
1 Day

Boom Operator. Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, Short Film
Production Company
Turbo Punch
From
Dec 2017
Approx. duration
1 Day

Director. Life on Broadway, Short Film
Production Company
Last Minute Productions
From
Oct 2017
Approx. duration
1 Day

Boom Operator. Lilly, Short Film
Production Company
William Webb
From
Apr 2017
Approx. duration
2 Days

Floor Runner / Set PA. Aletheia, Short Film
Production Company
Independent
From
Jan 2017
Approx. duration
3 Days

Floor Runner / Set PA. Repair! Repair! Music Video, Music Video
Production Company
Grace Lightman
From
Jul 2016
Approx. duration
2 Days

Editor. Step Into Dance Festival, Corporate Video
Production Company
Royal Academy of Dance
From
Jul 2016
Approx. duration
1 Month

Floor Runner / Set PA. Netflix and Break Up, Short Film
Production Company
Independent Film
From
Jun 2016
Approx. duration
3 Days

Director. Strike! Dance Festival, Short Film
Production Company
Wilton's Music Hall
From
Jun 2016
Approx. duration
2 Weeks

Non-Production Experience

Junior Editor / Junior Creative. Production Company, Permanent Job
Company
Wilder Films
From
Dec '18
Approx. duration
8 Months

Junior Editor. Marketing and PR, Permanent Job
Company
ThatLot
From
Oct '17
Approx. duration
1 Year

Editor / PA / Camera Op. Production Company, Apprentice
Company
Online TV Group
From
Apr '17
Approx. duration
6 Months

Editor / DoP. Marketing and PR, Internship / Work Experience
Company
The Cartlands Foundation
From
Apr '16
Approx. duration
3 Months

Location Scout/Film Officer. Facilities Companies, Trainee
Company
FilmFixer
From
Aug '15
Approx. duration
4 Months

Education

2016.
National Youth Film
National Youth Filmmaking Academy

2015.
BFI / NFTS
BFI residential filmmaking

2014 - 2015.
BFI
BFI filmmaking academy

A Level.
Design and Technology: A, English: B, Business Studies: C

GCSE.
Art: A, Design and Technology: A, Biology: B, English Literature: B, English Language: B, Maths: B, Chemistry: B, Spanish: B, Physics: B, History: B, Business Studies: B

References

Ben Forder
Head of Video, That Lot

Liam Abbott has worked as a Junior Editor at That Lot for a year. He worked on many really high quality edits for us for major clients, including one of our biggest - Channel 4. He is incredibly adept at finding the story in a mess of footage, constructing clear, concise and emotionally strong narratives out of hundreds of hours of episodes. He has had some massive successes which have brought praise from our clients, including several videos that gained over 5 million views. As a colleague he is just an incredibly lovely person to work with, and a great addition to a team. I’d happily recommend him as an editor. Kind Regards, BEN FORDER HEAD OF VIDEO M: +447867657151


David Monteith
Actor - Post Apocalypse Job Centre, Independent

Liam Abbot makes me feel like the star of the show (even though I wasn’t) when on set. A warm and inclusive director - thanks Liam for reminding me why I enjoy my work. Thank you so much for making this project a reality.


Rhian Sharpe
Film Officer, FilmFixer

To whom it may concern, I can confirm that Liam Abbott worked at FilmFixer Ltd from September - December 2015 as part of a placement scheme with the BFI. Whilst with us, Liam was allocated the task of photographing new locations, uploading the photos to our locations library and advertising our locations to the film industry. Liam is a task driven individual who excels when given specific assignments, particularly if they are based in creativity. Many Thanks Rhian Sharpe FilmFixer Ltd


Dan Brown
Film Mentor, BFI Film Academy

During the BFI Film Academy you demonstrated your ability to work effectively in a team and on your own. You worked with the group to draft, edit and finalise the story taking on ideas and suggestions, delivering a clear and coherent script. During the shoot you showed yourself to be adaptable and enthusiastic, stepping into various roles such as sound recording to cover others when you could see they needed assistance. You made a great contribution to creative decisions and direction communicating professionally with your team. You are a positive, energetic, enthused and creative young person who is a great asset to the learning environment.


Kate Burke
Administrator, Eastside Educational Trust

It’s re-assuring to see you have taken on board the advice given to you at the rough-cut and improved the soundtrack by adding more layers (i.e. sfx as well as music and dialogue).The soundtrack has now really lifted the piece! Especially all the slightly surreal sound affects you used on the chase sequence; this works really nicely with the intercut and the consistent sound of the heartbeat helps keeps the pace and unites the clips, so that we really get the sense that we are inside the character’s head. Nice one. I also really like the creative decision to use an entertainment programme on the TV (with laughter and applause) that works in direct opposition with tension of the scene between father and son. Really effective and great way to build tension.