Thinking about being a director? Here’s what I got from the experience

Last semester, I had the amazing opportunity to co-direct the murder mystery ‘I know what you did last Wednesday’ written by Joe Reed, edited and co-directed by Elle Raftery for the student society USLES (University of Sheffield Light Entertainment Society). We had a wonderful night full of laughs, high drama and a rainbow squid hat (best not to ask!). This amazing night would not have been possible without this fantastic cast who worked so hard for a month to produce such a phenomenal performance. But getting to this point of being able to perform took hard work, dedication and a lot of long nights. Here’s some things I personally loved about directing.

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The Summer of a Lifetime

Normally when people say something along the lines of “it was the best summer of my life” or “it was a life changing experience”, you reckon it’s just a bit of over exaggeration. Perhaps milking the experience to make a good story. Or they feel the pressure of having to have had an amazing time abroad because a place can’t be more than just a place. It can’t have been a simple ‘okay’. All abroad stories must be bigger and better because that’s what you go for, right? To have an experience that you can’t get at home.

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