Alex overcame the early challenges of forging a career in film and television while based in the north of England by volunteering as a programmer at the Leeds INDIs Film Festival.
During this time, he helped to create screenings for Salad Fingers and Brass Eye Oxide Ghosts, and got the opportunity to introduce Salad Fingers creator David Firth, as well as present a Q&A with Brass Eye Oxide Ghosts director Michael Cumming.
From there he took up a runner role for Dickinson’s Real Deal before becoming Assistant Director on the Amazon Prime six-part anthology A Series of Light. Alexander is currently working on the second series of the show as Production Co-ordinator with Oxygen Films.
Alex says: “My degree in television production helped me gain the understanding required for the different roles I have worked in to date.”
Name: Alexander Bamford
Job role: Production Co-ordinator
Organisation: Oxygen Films
Course studied: BA (Hons) Television Production
What their colleagues say
A prodigious talent, Alex is someone who is the epitome of passion, a consummate professional and a respected individual. His prowess in interpersonal relationships and adept manner in forging significant and supportive connections lends itself to his working in the film and television industry. The calibre with which Alex confronts challenges is what stands him out from the rest; his optimism and keenness in problem-solving is second to none."
Gage Oxley, Managing Director, Oxygen Films