Carla Berzon, who graduated from the USW Film school in 2008 produced and directed the Channel 4 hit television show ‘The Undateables’, which has just been nominated for a BAFTA television award for reality and constructed factual 2014.
'The Undatables’ is a series that meets and follows people living with challenging conditions, who are often considered 'undateable’ with fascinating and moving outcomes. Carla explains how she got the role as Producer Director role with the hit series. “The course gave me the tools and knowledge to enter into the documentary television industry. The graduation film, made in the third year, was viewed by highly regarded Director Producer Jo Abel, at a screening in London, who then hired me on her next project, BBC4’s ‘The Grandparents Diaries’. The year after graduating was spent networking, drinking lots of coffee and handing out my show-reel, which was created at the University of South Wales. The networking paid off, and helped me to be hired again and again, working my way up the ladder, and getting my first Producer Director role in 2012 on Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated 'The Undateables’.”
Carla is thrilled to be nominated for her first BAFTA award and describes her journey as “incredible”. She believes that her success is largely due to her “inspiring lecturers, who encouraged and nurtured” Carla’s interest in documentary film. The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday 27th April 2014 and all at USW wish her the very best of luck.
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