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Bangor Academy Film buffs meet top Location Manager, Catherine Geary.Bangor Academy Film buffs meet top Location Manager, Catherine Geary.

Catherine Geary hails from Donaghadee but her work as a Locations Manager is renowned world-wide. If you were impressed by the recent Star Wars film or Skyfall you’ll have seen some of the places she scouted and organised for those shoots – ensuring that all the chaos a film crew causes is eradicated once filming is over. She has an impressive CV so how did she get to being in charge of locations for one of the biggest film franchises in the world?

Among the many tips for career success she gave Moving Image Arts and Film studies pupils from Bangor Academy, the most striking was that having a passion for the work is the foremost quality. She also advised students to push themselves to make connections with the people they want to work. Noting the distinct lack of women in the industry she was keen to advise that being passionate and determined were qualities she values over experience and qualifications.  

Our pupils and staff really enjoyed this Shared Education event at Bangor Grammar and would like to thank Film Education for organising and funding it.