Mr Aram Atkinson


I lecture part time on the Film Making BA and MA courses at Kingston University, specialising on directing fiction work.

Over the years I have directed commercials for companies including British Airways and the Royal Navy, had films play at the UN and WHO to advocate for policy change, and won industry awards, including Best Drama in the international Rode Reel contest back in 2017.

In 2021, my screenplay Sunrise Meets Sunset won Filmarket Hub's UK TV Pilot Screenplay contest, and placed as a quarterfinalist in Screencraft's Drama contest and Final Draft's Big Break contest, and was shared with production companies around the world, including Bron, FilmNation, and World Productions.

I am currently in production of my next short and working on my first feature screenplay. My aim is to improve welfare and equality in the film industry, by opening up opportunities for D/deaf and disabled crew, as well as exploring better environmental practices in the film industry. 

Academic responsibilities


Teaching and learning

MA Fiction Filmmaking - Module Leader

  • How to write, structure, and produce short films
  • Working with actors and casting talent
  • The career pathway for fiction filmmakers
  • Pitching and marketing original stories
  • Editing short films 

BA (L4) Actorplasm - Module Leader

  • Writing single location scenes and developing character
  • Working with actors and table reads
  • Running a set and working in a studio environment
  • Studio production design
  • Studio cinematography
  • Editing short films 

MA Visions (Cinematography) - Co-lecturer

I also teach occasional lessons on colour grading, lighting, and editing across the BA programme.

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

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