Wellington Films Rachel Robey to Spearhead NFTS Producing Department

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is thrilled to welcome Rachel Robey, co-founder of UK based Wellington Films, as the incoming Head of Producing, who will join the School from January 2024.

With a stellar career marked by a multitude of successful projects, Rachel is known for her work on multiple award-winning short films as well as features such as London to Brighton, The Levelling, Calibre and A House in Jerusalem.

Rachel Robey, Head of NFTS Producing MA

Rachel Robey, Head of NFTS Producing MA

Bringing her extensive experience to the NFTS, her role will encompass overseeing the production of the School's films, as well as nurturing the Producing students skills in project development and financing, a crucial aspect of the filmmaking process.

Commenting on her new role, Rachel Robey said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of Head of Producing, stepping into the shoes of my predecessor Chris Auty and others before me. I will maintain a key role at Wellington Films, whilst the company continues to develop and produce features and series under my partner, Alastair Clark’s, creative leadership.”

Rachel’s dedication to the global development of the industry is evident through her impactful tenure at the British Council Film from 2011 to 2017, developing and delivering capacity-building programs across the Middle East and Africa, underscoring her commitment to fostering growth and diversity within film. 

Industry bible Screen International named Wellington Films in its prestigious Brit 50 list of the UK’s top independent feature production companies in 2018. 

Applications for the next generation of producers to join the NFTS Producing MA in 2025 will open in January 2024, offering aspiring filmmakers an unparalleled opportunity to learn under Rachel’s leadership! 

For more information: nfts.co.uk/producing 

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