Episode 66: Dionne Farrell, Development Executive

I am very thrilled to be able to introduce Dionne Farrell as this week’s podcast guest. 


Dionne is a Development Executive at BBC Films where she has worked across several of their releases, including Rapman’s Blue Story and Francis Lee’s Ammonite which is closing this year’s London Film Festival. Dionne began her career as an office runner for Raw before moving into script development as the BFI’s Script Editor Trainee. We talk about those experiences, as well as gaining confidence, learning when to speak up but also finding value in silence, slowness and the idea of not feeling guilty when we’re not being maximally productive, how she assesses projects and trusting her gut instinct when it comes to championing them. 


I’m really grateful to Dionne for her openness and I hope as ever you enjoy the insight into this part of the film industry.