In January 2014 BAFTA Guru chatted to the team behind The Kármán Line: director and co-writer Oscar Sharp, writer Dawn King and producers Campbell Beaton, Tiernan Hanby and Max McGill, about the history behind the project and their plans for awards night:
How have you made it to this point? Where did you start out?
Tiernan: I think we have all got this far through a combination of tenacity and dedication to quality; sticking with it and making better work year on year. I have been making short films, commercials and music videos for the best part of a decade within and without Fortune Films.
Campbell: I had previously made about 10 short films ranging from no money up to £60k and since recently one for £145k. I have also been producing high end fashion adverts.
Dawn: I have been writing for about twelve years, I started out in theatre through the Royal Court and Soho Theatre Young Writers' Programmes so my writing training came from writing plays.
Oscar: I worked as a runner then in festivals and script development. Then I started teaching kids to make films and honestly learned how to do it from them. I must've overseen the making of several hundred first films by the time I made my first 'proper' one.
Max: I started out working in different on-set roles from camera assistant to DP before meeting Campbell and moving into directing music videos and shorts. Alongside directing I've been involved in producing, writing and developing Fortune Films projects with Campbell and Tiernan.