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Inspiring Interview by Director and Filmmaker Giorgio Bruni

We thoroughly enjoyed interviewing our very own talented Old Millhillian Giorgio Bruni, Director and Filmmaker. Giorgio has worked with some huge clients over the years including Adidas, Nike and Aldi. It was inspiring to speak with him; there’s a lot to learn from Giorgio’s career journey. 

Since being a pupil at Mill Hill School what are you up to now? 

I have been working in film as a director. My main work has been sports commercials. This involves working with footballers, doing sports footwear advertisements and fashion promotions. After leaving Mill Hill School, I studied Fine Art at Art School and became a painter. However, I wanted to do something different, meet more people and engage with clients. I had friends who played in bands and were part of music videos and things started to progress from there. 

What are your career highlights so far? 

I have enjoyed many aspects of my career so far. In particular, I have had the opportunity to go around the world which is a really unique aspect of my industry. I have also been able to meet lots of interesting and unique people. I am a massive football fan and my work has allowed me to meet famous football players which has been fantastic!

I’ve also enjoyed the process of self-discovery and realising that film is what I want to go into and doing it. 

What is your favourite memory from your time as a pupil at Mill Hill School? 

I went on an amazing rugby tour whilst I was at Mill Hill School; we visited Australia and the beautiful island of Fiji. It was such a unique opportunity and I will never forget it. 

I’m also still friends with a lot of the people I met at Mill Hill School. I am delighted to say that I still play football with two friends from school every week! 

Can you tell us anything that you think would be of interest to the Mill Hill School community? 

I think when I was at Mill Hill School, I did not realise how amazing it was. Pupils are incredibly lucky to go to a school like this. They should take full advantage of the different and unique activities that are available to them here. You get the opportunity to connect with talented people and make friends and connections for life. It is an invaluable experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. You also become part of a huge alumni community. That’s really special. 

Could you share an inspirational quote with us? How does it inspire you? 

“Love the life you live, live the life you love”. This quote reminds me to embrace the here and now and to put life into perspective; everything happens for a reason, embrace it and enjoy it.

Do you have any career advice for our pupils? 

If you want to do something or achieve anything, you have got to take the leap and proactively do something about it. Nothing will land on your lap. You have to put the effort in yourself. In my own experience, I started off by buying a camera and just playing around with it. From this, I realised what I wanted to do; it was just a small step initially. I’ve learned a lot along the way. So, I would say, go out of your comfort zone and go get what you want.