I find mentoring emerging filmmakers very rewarding. It makes you think about how you go about your own work. It feels like an important responsibility – to try and pass on ideas, principles and techniques to a new generation. Certainly in my case, my career was helped enormously by experienced filmmakers who generously helped and encouraged me when I started out. Working with Julia has been a real pleasure. She has two fascinating projects on the go and they have developed nicely since we have started meeting. She is a very promising filmmaker with a good sense of visual storytelling.