“Janine is a fantastic 1st AD. As a Producer I know that when she is on set she will have everything under control and I can trust her. It is rare in the industry but on all occasions that she has been on my set my productions have run on time. Even the night shoots.“
I am a bilingual 1st Assistant Director born in Germany and raised in various countries around the world. I moved to the UK to complete my degree before starting off working in the industry as a Runner. Having perfected my tea making skills I was ready to embark on my AD career starting in Children’s TV Drama in 2002.
Being a First Assistant Director is very much in my nature, always striving to be one step ahead of the game, anticipating outcomes and finding solutions to stay on time without compromising the Director’s vision! I enjoy putting schedules together to be able to plan for the most achievable and safest shoot days.
I feel incredibly lucky that I get to do what I love and hope this shows in my approach to running sets. I think we all prefer to be on a happy and productive set than one with an unnecessarily shouty First!
More recently, scheduling, time keeping, organisational as well as diplomacy skills have also become an important part of my personal life, wrangling family life with my 2 young daughters, Isabella and Lottie.
My favourite part about my job is the people I get to meet and work with. I am always happy to have a chat about any upcoming projects no matter how big or small.
“I cannot thank you enough. You brought it all and were such a valued partner on this project. Your professionalism, attitude and focus were amazing, and I couldn’t have wished for more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for seeing the bigger picture, keeping the train on the tracks, giving me counsel and supporting the crew. You did it all with such grace and inspiring leadership, you really are amazing.“