Javed Sohrabi graduated from the MAMA Youth Project in 2014. Take a look on how the experience for him has helped in gaining a career within the industry.
''Before MAMA Youth I had just finished my film degree with no real industry experience, I was really struggling to get a foot in the door and I didn’t really know anyone or what else to do, then luckily I was introduced to the MAMA Youth Project and I haven’t looked back ever since.
My experience with MYP was a very positive one, it was such a unique experience and it turned out to be one of the best things I have ever done and I am so glad that I was given the opportunity because I would not be here at ‘Green Door Pictures’ if it wasn’t for MYP’s recommendation.
To be able to work on ‘What’s Up season 5’ as a trainee camera & lighting operator and to see it aired on Sky 1 felt like a great achievement and it was the technique and experience I was lacking & looking for. It taught me the responsibilities that I needed to know to be able to succeed when I did my placement at The BBC Productions Services, arranged by MYP. I got a better understanding of the media industry and it helped me to see the bigger picture. Before MYP I never saw myself working in a place like the BBC or SKY and I did.
This experience overall has helped me so much more then just get me a job, it gave me the confidence and belief that if I want it enough and work hard enough, that I can get to where I want to be. Currently I am working in Development for Green Door Pictures and I wouldn’t swap it for anything else because I love my job. I’m so grateful for what MYP has helped me to achieve and I am not going to forget anytime soon.
My advice to other MAMA Youth trainees is to grab this opportunity with both hands and don’t waste it because it can help you start your media career, like it did mine.'' - July 2015