Katie Leung Featured in “EE Film Stories: BAFTA Scotland”
Katie Leung (Cho Chang) is among the members of the film and television industry featured in a new short film from telecommunications company EE and BAFTA Scotland, showing how mobile technologies are keeping the industry connected amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The film, one of a series called EE Film Stories, also features actors James Cosmo (Braveheart, Troy) and Glen Wallace (The Secret, EastEnders). Director Lynsey Miller (Deadwater Fell, Doing Money) additionally makes her on-screen debut.
In a step away from her current role directing the major new three-part drama about Anne Boleyn (2021), in EE Film Stories, Miller provides a glimpse into production life in the ‘new normal’. The short film highlights how technology advancements, such as 4G and 5G on EE, are keeping the industry connected through change, seeing Scottish-born Lynsey Miller connect with, cast and direct, all over her handset.
BAFTA Scotland and EE note that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that films and television series are produced. For instance, “connectivity has made it possible to deliver with only a skeleton team on the ground, while the director can be remote, or even on a different continent.”
Leung was quoted in the press release on the short film, explaining that she thinks that she “might even prefer” being able to conduct meetings remotely.
If you’d told me five years ago that I’d be doing meetings from my living room, I’d never have believed you. Bad connection is really the last thing anyone needs in these situations. Once that’s sorted, though, there really isn’t too much difference, as the passion and commitment remains. I think I might even prefer it this way.
You can watch the short film and read the press release from BAFTA Scotland and EE below.
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