Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy from Glasgow has just landed his dream job – working on the next James Bond film. Daniel, from the Clarkston will be a Production Assistant at Pinewood Studios on the full length feature film starring Daniel Craig and directed by Sam Mendes.
Daniel’s chance came when he signed up for the talent development programme Second Light. Second Light was a pilot scheme giving young film makers from diverse backgrounds, supported opportunities to move into the film industry. With the backing of Pinewood Studios Group and BAFTA, Second Light provided bespoke training, work placements and mentor support over 18 months.
The project is an off-shoot of First Light, a nationwide organisation which helps young people from all backgrounds develop their potential by providing opportunities to work with industry professionals on high quality, youth-led, digital media projects.
Around 75% of Second Light graduates have used their new skills to secure work on a variety of projects in the film and TV industry.
Said a thrilled Daniel: ‘Being a Second Light apprentice has allowed me to experience challenges and opportunities that,
otherwise, I wouldn’t have known how to reach. I’m extremely grateful to be given the chance to work on Bond 23.’