Daniel Bergmann talks new directing talent
The Managing Partner of Stink Films, a YDA 2020 Producers Award-winner, on the company's approach to nurturing new talent, what you need to be successful and why the YDA matters.
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Bergmann's company picked up a Silver in the Producers Award last year for its consistent championing and nurturing of new directing talent. Last year Stink had three directors pick up YDA prizes - Dylan Holmes Williams, Jakub Jirasek and Nick Roney - whose winning work you can see below.
In this 15 minute chat, Bergmann, a previous Chairman of the YDA jury, discusses what he looks for in a new director, how the lockdown situation of the last 12 months has affected new directors coming through the ranks, and why the YDA offers a legitimate path to recognition.