Lisa Doran from our 2020 Grierson DocLab group completed her placement at The Garden and Plimsoll

Lisa Doran from our 2020 Grierson DocLab group completed her placement at The Garden and Plimsoll
Huge thanks to The Garden and Plimsoll for supporting Grierson DocLab!

I had the pleasure of doing placements with both The Garden and  Plimsoll Productions.  

During my four weeks at The Garden in 2021, I worked remotely in Development assisting the team with writing and editing treatments, participating in brainstorms to generate ideas, and researching and sourcing information for stories. I got the chance to pitch a few of my own ideas to the team, one of which included following the life and aftercare of ICU patients which was relevant to the covid lockdown at the time. 

At Plimsoll this year I was based both in their Bristol and Cardiff offices. I worked on the second series of Britain by Beach sourcing contributors, researching stories, and even some PMA duties such as sourcing permits for filming locations and assisting with call sheets. For the second half of my month-long placement, I  then got to work in their creative Development team assisting with treatments for some amazing ideas. 

My mentor on the scheme was Steph Harris, Creative Director of Tuesday's Child. Steph gave me continuous support both during and after the DocLab scheme. I am so grateful to have worked with Tuesday's Child on two different productions and gained my first Researcher credit on the second. 

My experiences since participating in the scheme have been hugely positive and I thoroughly look forward to keeping in touch and working with these contacts in the future.

Published: 16 August 2022

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