Atticus Education

Working with a variety of learners from around the world, David Puttnam, and the team at Atticus Education, design and deliver online programmes that encourage creative thinking, interdisciplinarity, and resilience using innovative learning techniques.

Each programme of seminars is tailored to suit the needs of the participants whether they are in full-time education or already engaged in active professional life.

Who we are

Delivered seminars


Students attended


Years in interactive education


Meet Our CEO

David Puttnam brings his experience as an independent film-producer and long-time industry policy maker to each seminar, which allows Atticus Education to be uniquely placed in bridging the gap between industry and education, and to understand every aspect of what a filmmaker needs to achieve their goals.

In true interdisciplinary spirit, David’s twenty four years as a member of the House of Lords, working on climate change legislation and probing the ethical implications of successive new technologies, also informs all his teaching.

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Who we work

Who we work with

We currently provide personalised courses and mentorships for schools, universities, national screen agencies, governments, creative collectives and corporations.

What We Do

What people we work with Say About Us

  • Career in Movies

    For our students to interact with David Puttnam was amazing. We’ve had long conversations around movies and careers and the students are exploring options they may not have contemplated before. They thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s been a very exciting project and one which they will treasure. What an opportunity to learn from the best!

    TY Teacher, 2023

  • Much needed Insights!

    Puttnam Scholars TY programme set me thinking about my identity and how it affects my creativity and perspective. I felt like it challenged me to look to the future and come up with solutions for present and future problems.

    TY Student, 2023

  • Left inspired

    David considers the world of filmmaking as a whole, seeing all areas involved as creative, and drawing upon years of knowledge acquired through his filmmaking. Students are always left inspired, driven, and excited to continue with the rest of their course.

    Shakil Mohammed

    Course Leader, NFTS

  • Programme participant

    It can be very difficult, while working in an industry such as ours, to step off the hamster wheel for a moment and assess where you’re going. This programme helped me take stock, and stoked the fire within me for film and television. I left it feeling reinvigorated and refreshed.

    Órfhlaith NíChearnaigh

    Programme participant

  • Working as a collective

    The programme has made me realise the importance of working as a collective.
    I have already begun to set up my own collective of writers/producers/directors to share and discuss our work.
    This can only help me mapping out a pathway to build my career.

    Tara Lynne O'Neill

    Actress, Filmmaker

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