Another position I held in Milan, Italy, was with a commercial film production company. The post available was that of an Office Manager. It wasn’t exactly in step with my previous experience as a film school graduate and news video editor, but these same things made me compatible with the spirit of the company. For me, it was an opportunity to get my foot in the door and slowly take steps to achieve more relevant roles in film production, direction, or editing, thereafter.
My first media job was as a video editor working on news clips for the website of the Italian news agency, ANSA. I edited using Adobe Premiere Pro on the Milan premises of RealLife Television, the partner company which produced the news items for ANSA.
This reminded me of Milk CY, a film I created for the International Day Against Homophobia 2012, in Cyprus. This was two years before the first-ever Pride parade in Cyprus was organised, on 31 May 2014. I was doing volunteer work for Accept-LGBT Cyprus, at the time, and they asked me to create a video that was shown as part of a group exhibition which launched the IDAHO 2012 activities in the Cypriot capital.