Heledd Wyn Hardy is an award-winning drama director and producer, and the course leader for BA (anrh) Cynhyrchu'r Cyfryngau/ BA (Hons) Bilingual Media Production (with Welsh). She recently won best lecturer (taught) at the student led awards 2015.
Following studying Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London, I leaped into the industry starting out as a runner, watching and learning and getting involved, then joined the BBC and worked up the ranks to director/producer. I decided to go freelance, and worked as an independent single and multi-camera drama director and producer in Wales, UK, Europe and NYC, America
I have worked as scriptwriter/script editor with the BBC and Fiction Factory, most recently on the drama series Hinterland/Y Gwyll.
The best thing about my job is creating exciting content and sharing good stories - and the buzz of screening night!
My proudest moment was winning the Best British Newcomer award at BFI (British Film Institute). That said, I feel a sense of achievement every time I see my vision come to life on screen.
The book I recommend everyone read is The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook. It’s a practical and valuable tool for anyone making a film
My advice to people considering this career path is: Just do it – with passion and determination – and do it well.