Christopher Chow is an editor to watch.
His latest feature film as editor, Raging Grace, won both the Best Debut Award and Grand Jury Award at SXSW 2023, making it the first British film ever to win the Grand Jury prize at SXSW in its 36-year history!
UPDATE - Christopher Chow on Structuring the Raging Grace Edit
Christopher was also recognised as a Breakthrough Editor nominee at British Film Editors Cut Above Awards in 2022. Not only that, but he's also working hard to bring other editors into the industry alongside him through his BEAM Network initiative.
But despite the accolades and recent success, some of my favourite things Christopher had to share in this edition of Cut/daily Meets... were the valuable life and career lessons that can only be learned the hard and humbling way.
These are the ones that really shape a person and a career, so heed them well!
What is the BEAM network?
BEAM Network is a platform to connect and support BESEAs (British East and South East Asians) working behind the scenes in the media industry.
What caused you to create it?
When I started in the industry, I didn’t know anyone from my background. Slowly I met more and more but still felt like we were all very disconnected. So six years ago, I founded BEAM Network with just a few dozen people and now have grown to more than 1700 members in our Facebook group.
How does it operate today?
BEAM Network is completely volunteer and community-led. We have a film and TV directory, we run regular meetups and we get regular job posts from production companies and talent managers. Occasionally we run mentorship schemes and various opportunities with companies/organisations.
Early this year we received funding from the Film and TV Charity in UK to host the first industry networking event specifically to promote BESEAs working in TV. We also partnered with Digital Orchard Foundation to host a talk during BSC Expo.
How can people get involved?
Anyone can join us via BEAM Network. If you want to run your own event to support the community, please get in touch via email@example.com
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