After the triumph that was the first ever Young Arrows, we are super hyped for this second year. We can talk about the benefits of recognising young talent until the cows come home, but who better to tell you why than our inaugural winners. Next up is Chris Christoforou, our 2022 Music Supervision winner.
Chris won the Music Supervision Category for the film The Stage Awaits for Wimbledon 2022 through McCann London by Nexus Studios and Factory.
Why did you / your company enter you in the Young Arrows?
The team at SIREN entered me into the Young Arrows because they thought it would be a great opportunity to showcase my work as a young professional in my field to an audience of like-minded industry professionals.
What did you think about being entered?
I was super excited! After only being at SIREN for a year when I was entered, I thought it was a great opportunity for me to show people my work and get my name out there.
How did it feel to win? Did you expect to win?!
Definitely did not expect to win, so it was quite a shock when they called my name out. I was over the moon to be recognised along side all of the incredible work showcased on the night.
Has winning had any impact on your career / career decisions?
Winning definitely gave me a lot of confidence going forward in my career. It made me realise that I’m well within the right industry for me, and that the work I put in over the years is starting to pay off. Small steps!
What do you think the benefits are of giving young talent opportunities in this way?
There are infinite benefits really - it’s a great opportunity to get your name out there in the world of advertising and like I said, a huge confidence boost for people starting out. It’s a breath of fresh air - you see a lot of the extremely talented industry titans win the British Arrows and other awards, so it’s brilliant for upcoming talent to have their moment to shine.
What are your career goals?
I’d love to carry on working as a Music Supervisor in the future and explore all my potential. Along side advertising, I’d love to be able to supervise feature length movies - I’d say that’s a big goal that sticks out of mine. I’m a big fan of animation too, so to potentially supervise an animated film / series would be incredible.
What would you say to someone thinking of entering this year?
Go for it! There’s no harm in entering. You never know, you might come out a winner!
Winners for the Young Arrows Awards 2023 will be announced on Wednesday 1 November at BFI Southbank.