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Proof that directing a showcase film works, this week features an in-person video interview at the studio of director Bradley Walsh.

After graduating from York University, director Bradley Walsh was a very successful music video director. He then moved to commercials, but yearned to tell more dramatic stories. It wasn’t until he wrote and directed a showcase short film that he was able to break in to directing for television.

Since then, he has directed for many TV series and TV movies, including Instant Star, One Tree Hill, Salem Falls, and A Killer Among Us.

Bradley is a great example of how to make a career transition within the industry, and gives great tips on breaking in as a director.

Watch his episode of Beauty and the Beast on Thursday, November 1st, 9/8c on The CW!

Follow Bradley on Twitter: @Bonspielmusic

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