HandsOn Patrons

We are a unique organisation, one that provides a dynamic, creative and inspirational learning environment for filmmakers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. We are passionate about teaching in this way.

School Director

HandsOn Patrons Gathering 2013HandsOn Patrons are an international network of diverse individuals, entities, companies, foundations and corporations, within the film industry, who play a vital role in shaping the future success and growth of our students, by contributing their equipment, resources and interests to the school.

All believe in the HandsOn School model of nurturing and challenging our film students to realise their creative potential in a friendly and supportive setting to help provide motivated and trained recruits in this creative industry.

In return, Patrons, thanks to our live monitoring programme, have the satisfaction of seeing their support turned into real achievements by the students, they see opportunities open up which would previously be unreachable.

Patrons are invited regularly to the school to see work in progress, visit student shoots and attend film screenings and events. Some of the Patrons also provide HandsOn experience in their area of expertise by occasionally giving Workshops, Master Classes and Seminars; helping create pathways into most of the sectors within the international film industry.