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After completing the BFI Network course (now BFI Film Academy Short Course) and Moving Image Arts Award courses at SEE, Innes went on to further educational opportunities and now works within the TV industry. Here, Innes shares how her experiences with SEE helped kickstart her career. 

I didn't realise film and TV could be an actual career until I did the BFI Network course at SEE when I was 16. After starting the course in October 2014, I met a bunch of lovely people my age who also loved films. I made my first short, learned about the different opportunities within the industry and started figuring out what I wanted to do within it. I went on to do a BFI Residential at the NFTS and a Moving Image Arts A Level, all with the support of SEE, which enabled me to get a place on Edinburgh Napier's BA Film course. 

Since graduating into the Covid shutdown, I have gone on to work full time in the production department on many TV shows, including Good Omens S2, The Buccaneers, Crime S2, and Vigil S2. Some of the people I met through SEE initiatives are still some of my closest friends and collaborators.  

SEE was so important to my life because it made me realise that not only was it possible to have a full-time career in the arts, it was possible for me personally to have the confidence and the skills to go out and get one.