Feedback from our participants

Writer/Director Pete Giblin, on set for EXPOSURE (June 2017) Photo by Chris Bourton
Writer/Director Pete Giblin, on set for EXPOSURE (June 2017)
Photo by Chris Bourton

“I hugely recommend this, I wrote and directed the last project. It taught me a hell of a lot, made some great friends, we’re making more films together as well, the film came out better than we’d imagined, and I had a lot of fun. If you want to get yourself on a set and not sure how, if you have a script you have to see on screen, if you want to widen your network of film makers – get involved in this project.” – Pete Giblin, Writer/Director, Exposure, AOTS JUN17

Exposure, JUN17 Photo by Chris Bourton
Exposure, JUN17
Photo by Chris Bourton

“A massive thanks to AOTS. The first film I ever shot was in 2013 with AOTS, before I even knew I wanted to go pro. Since then I have done other films with AOTS, as a director and as an actor. Along the way, and thanks to the material I’d shot with AOTS, I got myself an agent. Now I’m in a Netflix blockbuster, playing with Chris Hemsworth. Sometimes things work out. Thanks so much Patricia Hetherington and everyone else who has made it possible!” — Nico Pimparé

 

“I always make new friends on these projects – great fun and informative!” – Participant, AOTS FEB17

“Just fantastic. Bloody loved every minute of the process. Thank you!” – Participant, AOTS FEB17

On set for FORGIVE ME NOT
On set for FORGIVE ME NOT

“I have been looking for a project like this for years and I could never find anything that felt accessible (both financially and in terms of experience level). This project was the ideal way to gain an understanding of filmmaking and has given me the confidence to take forward some script ideas I have had for a while. I have recommended this to everyone I know interested in film!” – Participant, AOTS FEB17

“It was impressive to see the realization of everything in such a short amount of time although that there was a lot of work involved.” – Participant, AOTS OCT16

“AOTS is a brilliant, innovative concept. Patricia does a fantastic job of pulling it all together.” – Participant, AOTS MAR16

 

What is one positive thing that you will take away from taking part in this project?

That making a short film in a couple of weekends is doable when you work hard and have talented and commited crew and cast.” — Participant, AOTS NOV17

“Making new friends” – – Participant, AOTS FEB17

“Being part of a really good team.” – Participant, AOTS FEB17

“New contacts and a fun experience” – Participant, AOTS FEB17

On set for BE MY VALENTINE, FEB17
On set for BE MY VALENTINE, FEB17

“A less elitist view of the film industry and a feeling that filmmaking is more achievable than I imagined, even for someone with zero experience.” – Participant, AOTS FEB17

“Working with new and enthusiastic talent” – Participant, AOTS FEB17

“It’s great meeting fellow filmmakers and learn about the process in such a relaxing environment” – Participant, AOTS OCT16

On set for BE MY VALENTINE, JUN17
On set for BE MY VALENTINE, JUN17

“I learnt the whole movie-making process in a month although it was for a shot movie, I think I learnt and practiced the basics which is amazing.” – Participant AOTS OCT16

“I really enjoyed the process of filmmaking through Action on the Side. I learnt a great deal and enjoyed working with all the involved. Patricia Hetherington was wonderful at explaining how things are done. Very professional, but extremely approachable at the same time.” – Participant, AOTS OCT16

“It’s really good to see all the different phases in four weeks” – Participant, AOTS JUN16

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“Greater appreciation that there are always multiple ways to achieve a good result.” – Participant, AOTS JUN16

“Meeting new filmmakers and collaborating on ideas.” – Participant, AOTS JUN16

“Knowing that Patricia is a master jack of all trades and should be a millionaire by now????” – Participant, AOTS JUN16

On set for THE DARKNESS WITHOUT, OCT16
On set for THE DARKNESS WITHOUT, OCT16

“A great learning experience with a chance to make some new friends and something to show for it at the end.” – Participant, AOTS MAR16

“Nice to meet like-minded people.” – Participant, AOTS MAR16

“An enjoyable shoot with good people. Inspiration for future projects.” – Participant, AOTS MAR16

“Learnt a new skill that I can carry forward and feel more comfortable in that position on other projects.” – Participant, AOTS MAR16

“Getting to be on set with people working in other roles, I’ve learnt so much about how film sets work!” – Participant, AOTS NOV18

On location for PHONEBOX Photo by Chris Bourton
On location for PHONEBOX
Photo by Chris Bourton

“I think AOTS could be really popular if more people knew about it” – Participant, AOTS MAR19

“I enjoyed being part of this so much!!!” — Participant, AOTS MAR19

“It was great. I’ll be back” – Participant, AOTS NOV18


Are there things you have learnt on this production that you will take forward to future productions?

100% Yes responses
MAR19, NOV18, JUN18, MAR18, NOV17, JUN17, FEB17, OCT16, JUN16

Do you think your filmmaking skills have developed as a result of taking part in the project?

100% Yes responses
MAR19, NOV18, JUN18, MAR18, NOV17, JUN17, FEB17, OCT16, JUN16

Cast and crew for LOCKED IN, JUN16
Cast and crew for LOCKED IN, JUN16

 

Have you found people from the Action On The Side project that you would like to work with again?

100% Yes responses
MAR19, NOV18, JUN18, MAR18, NOV17, JUN17, FEB17, OCT16, JUN16, MAR16

Would you take part in the Action On The Side one-month short film project again?

100% Yes responses
MAR19, NOV18, JUN18, MAR18, NOV17, FEB17, OCT16, MAR16

90-99% responses
JUN17, JUN16

Would you recommend Action On The Side to a friend?

100% Yes responses
MAR19, NOV18, JUN18, MAR18, NOV17, JUN17, FEB17, OCT16, JUN16