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One to watch: Young film director Greg Francis

ON THE UP: Film director Greg Francis (photo credit: Wolf Mode)

SOUTH EAST London content creator and director Greg Francis has had a love affair with film from a very young age. Deciding on his future career path at the tender age of eight, Francis is still chipping away at the obstacles keeping him from achieving his ultimate dream; working his way up the ladder as a young millenial.

Having worked as a runner/researcher for some of the biggest and most successful production companies in the country, Francis was part of teams surrounding some of the best directors to light-up the silver screen with films such as Atonement, Frost/Nixon, Bridget Jones' Diary, American Gangster, Alien and Gladiator to name a few.

In terms of his own projects, Francis began with shooting zero budget videos around London for up-and-coming artists, which lead to his collaborations with Little Mix, Dizzee Rascal, Skepta and Lethal Bizzle.

He is currently working on several personal ventures, including his second short film Ivy Red as well as a documentary series called Self Expression; which shines a spotlight on what it means to be 'a creative' and how they express themselves via their chosen art form.

The young talent stresses:

"I strive to be an genuine inspiration for many others, who are just like myself - they could be old or young. I want to prove that if you remain focused, dedicated and true to yourself; anything can be achieved with the right mindset."

Watch episode one of Self Expression below:

"Breath" - Self Expression. Episode I from Greg Francis on Vimeo.

Connect with Greg Francis:

Twitter: @mrgdirect
Instagram: Gdirect

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