portia breakspear

Portia Breakspear

Age: 25
From: Newport
Production: The Tuckers
Department: Hair & Make-Up

“I had done freelance work & volunteering but don’t think I would have progressed without Foot in the Door. I met Danny Marie at a Foot in the Door Masterclass; she then asked me to be the make-up trainee for BBC Wales’ The Tuckers, where I worked for six weeks.

Foot in the Door has:

  • Taught me set etiquette, cue words and all about the different departments
  • Given me an understanding of call sheets - I’m amazing at them now!
  • Shown me how to work as a team - it’s a huge family, and everyone is so nice.
  • Helped me make contacts and networks to go on to other jobs.

“After my Foot in the Door placement I am now completing my Level Two Media Hair / Make-up at Coleg Gwent, and I have also just completed a placement on The Trap pilot episode for Severn Screen as a Make-up trainee.”