About this session

Carl Earl-Ocran will share his personal journey as a producer, director, and writer, delving into the path he took to enter the world of film. He will explore his early experiences with short films and how he eventually emerged as a writer and director for HETV. Transitioning into the role of a producer for branded digital content, Carl will discuss the route he followed and highlight the essential skills necessary for success in this field.

Moreover, Carl will provide insights into how he secured membership in BAFTA Connect through his short film and emerging film work. He will also offer valuable recommendations for aspiring producers, including recommended courses, resources, and industry communities that can aid in their journey towards becoming a producer.

Lastly, Carl will address the evolving role of a producer, discussing the nuances and challenges that arise when transitioning from creating short film content to producing television. He will also touch upon any barriers that current aspiring producers may face in their pursuit of progress within the industry.


Emily Morgan will share her remarkable journey, starting from her time as a student in the NFTS producing MA program to her current role as a member of ACE Producers. During her talk, Emily will shed light on the various avenues one can take to embark on a successful career as a producer and how she went on to establish Quiddity Films. She will delve into the origins of the company, explaining the reasons behind its creation and the specific type of content that held great importance to her.

Emily will delve into her experience producing the critically acclaimed UK release "MAKE UP" by Claire Oakley, distributed by Curzon. She will discuss her involvement in the festival circuit and highlight the success of "SUPERNOVA," a Quiddity-produced film by Harry Macqueen, starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, which garnered immense attention and secured distribution worldwide.

Emily will also provide valuable advice for aspiring producers interested in creating content within the UK. She will offer guidance on how to establish connections, build a robust portfolio, and ensure their work receives recognition at various festivals.


Carl is a British-Ghanaian writer and director, with a passion for storytelling. In October 2022 he was selected as a member of the inaugural BAFTA Connect filmmaking network and is now progressing in the industry as a producer.

Emily Morgan was awarded a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut for I AM NOT A WITCH by Rungano Nyoni. The film premiered at Cannes, screened at the Toronto Film Festival and Sundance, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and won three British Independent Film Awards.

Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth around a table in Supernova film

Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth, in Supernova

Practical Information

This session will take place online from 6.30pm until 7.45pm (BST) on Monday 27 November 2023.

6.30pm–7.30pm: presentation/discussion
7.30pm-7.45pm: audience Q&A

Participants will receive the link to this session a few days ahead of the event.

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This event is open for Members (free) and Non-Members (£20). 
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