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Keith Dando

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Keith Dando

Senior Lecturer
Course leader MA Filmmaking

Keith began his career in production, working on filmed sequences for computer games (Judge Dredd, Realms Of The Haunting, Warhammer 40,000) children’s television (BBC’s Total Reality) and a sci-fi pilot (Games Workshop’s Inquisitor). He then went on to produce two films, The Secret and Motherwood, which were broadcast on ITV.

A period as a freelance followed, working as an AD and script supervisor on short films and features for Channel 4, Channel 5 and independent productions.  Notable projects he worked on included Lambeth Marsh, directed by Clio Barnard, Tina Goes Shopping  directed by Penny Woolcock, Does God Play Football and Terrible Kisses. During this time he also began teaching at the Northern Film School and the University of Bolton.

In 2005, Keith produced and directed Spaceboy, a UK Film Council short which screened in festivals worldwide and was among the ‘Best Of The Fest’ at the Los Angeles Outfest 2006. In 2006, he was co-creator and director of the Outsiders Film Festival in Liverpool. Since then he has focused on screenwriting with his co-writer, Leone Betts, with projects that have reached the finals of the Zoetrope contest, the Final Draft Big Break, Screamfest and Screenwriting Goldmine competitions.

After teaching on the MA Filmmaking course for a couple of years, he was appointed course leader in 2013.

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