Graham Kay is a freelance filmmaker based in Lancashire, UK.
I enjoy all areas of film work as a freelancer, although I specialise in education.
After qualifying and working as a teacher, I have spent the past 15 or so years making films about education matters.
These films have been commissioned from across the education sector, including schools, local authorities, charities, teachers’ unions, consultants and advisors, and arts organizations. Purposes include professional development and modelling best practice; advocating novel and creative approaches to teaching and learning, curriculum design, leadership and school culture; and project documentation.
This work has taken me into schools and colleges across the country - from early years to 16+ and beyond - filming lessons, project activity, performances, events and conferences. I’ve interviewed hundreds of teachers and leaders, children and young people about their experiences and achievements, concerns, ideas and aspirations.
I have also delivered training to teachers and worked as a creative practitioner in schools.
In recent years the pace of change in the education sector seems to be accelerating, but there are some constants. Understanding the language of education, I believe I’m well-placed to capture and make sense of learning in action and help educators and learners tell their stories.
You will find plenty of examples of education-focused films – amongst other types of work – on this website!
My skills include: planning, devising and script-writing; camerawork; interviewing; and editing and post-production.
I have been doing this since 2003 (including trading as Fully Formed Films Ltd from 2015-2019)
BA English Language & Literature (University of Oxford) 1995
MA Bibliography, Publishing &Textual Studies (University of Leeds) 1997
PGCE Secondary English (University of Manchester) 2000