Commission: ReCast Film 

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) is seeking to commission a filmmaker/video artist to produce a 7–10 minute documentary film about the ReCast programme. ReCast is a creative and social programme between BCB and Stoke Recovery Service. ReCast forms part of a 3-month intensive, abstinence-based recovery programme with Stoke Recovery Service. It involves working with clay to explore connections with recovery. The duration of filming will take place during the ReCast residency which takes place over 2 weeks for a four-day period and involves making and experimental firing techniques. Learn more about the ReCast programme.


Our Vision - Making change through clay. 

Our Mission - To develop, sustain and expand innovative ceramics practice and improve lives together with artists and creative communities. 


Breakdown of the role  

Title: Filmmaker  

Reports to: Studio and Community Programme Manager  

Fee: £3000 

Contract: Freelance Contract 

Location: BCB Studio, Stoke-on-Trent  

Closing date: 12 noon, 8 February 2023  

Please download the Project Brief for full details. 


Film Specification  

1x 7–10 minute film with subtitles. 

1x summary video for social media up to 90 secs long (for Instagram and TikTok).  


Summary terms and conditions 

Payment is on delivery of completed film.  

Invoice to be submitted on delivery of completed film, no later than 7 days after this. Invoices should show the budget code EXP022RC. BCB will also require your 10-digit Unique Tax Reference (UTR) before payment can be made.  


Please submit to and

Please invoice for any expenses separately with the budget code EXP022-RC, a list of items and receipts. 



We commit to making our recruitment process transparent and accessible. If you have questions or you require the application pack in an alternative format, please let us know. You can do this by emailing: or by calling 07395128886. Please note that alternative formats are made available upon request to ensure they are suitably tailored to support an applicant’s access requirements.  

BCB will make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities. You are welcome to discuss your access needs with us at any stage in the application process by emailing 



To apply for this role, please submit the following by 12 noon, 8 February 2023. 

  • An expression of interest (Max 500 words or one side of an A4) which details why you are interested in undertaking this commission. 
  • Brief description of your approach.
  • Summary of your considerations when working with adults at risk.  
  • Links to 3 examples of your film practice.  
  • Applicants must also complete an online Diversity and Equality Monitoring Form. 

Applications should be addressed to Joanne Mills, Studio and Community Programme Manager, and sent via email to with ‘ReCast Film Commission’ in the subject line.  

Should you wish to have an informal conversation regarding this opportunity, please contact Joanne Mills, Studio and Community Programme Manager, at or calling 07395128886. 



Deadline for receipt of applications: 12 noon, 8th February 2023

Notification of applicants called to interview: by 5pm, 15th February 2023

Interviews: 22nd and 23rd February 2023

Filming Dates: 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd March 2023

First Cut: 13th April 2023

Deadline for film sign-off:  9th May 2023


Equality and Diversity 

We strive to ensure that opportunities to work for BCB are open to all. All job applications are treated equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, relationship status, pregnancy or any other equality characteristic.   

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as being Black, Asian, LGBTQIA+, d/Deaf, disabled, neurodiverse, from a lower socio-economic background or those with long-term health conditions as people from these groups are currently underrepresented in the cultural sector.  

We understand the paragraph above isn’t holistically reflective of the rich community in which we live and work and if you don’t feel this speaks to you and you would like to support how we communicate this in future please get in touch with us: