As an ethnic minority from a poor background and with direct experience of mental health issues, I am acutely aware of the issue of under-representation of certain groups, on and off screen. I'm incredibly grateful and humbled by those who have gone out on a limb to include me thus far in my career, and would use the funding likewise, to engage vigorously with the principles of the BFI Diversity Standards. Most particularly in the areas of story authenticity, and key creative voices - writers and directors.