On leaving Kingston Maurward College of Agriculture and Horticulture in Dorset, course leader Roger Holden began building up a garden design and construction business. It was during this time that Roger was working at a large private house and estate near Dorchester that a film crew arrived to shoot the feature film “Emma”. During shooting, Roger was asked if he could help dress some of the sets and locations. This was a case of right place at the right time, having enjoyed working on the production; Roger kept in touch with the designer and was asked to work on his next film.
The rest is now history, with a long list of films behind him including “Gladiator”, “Black Hawk Down”, “Cold Mountain”, “The Brothers Grimm”, “Children of Men”, “Kingdom of Heaven” and Ridley Scott’s new feature “The Book of Exodus”. During this time Roger has forged a name that is second to none within the industry, known for building some of the biggest and most challenging horticultural sets seen, and in some of the most difficult locations worldwide his work is always in demand.
Roger has a close team of around seven “Greensmen” that always work with him, all have a horticultural background and have gained training working alongside Roger.
At Creative Media Skills we have a constantly growing bank of tutors. We understand the importance of perfecting key skills. Most importantly we understand that the soft skills accumulated from simply spending time with those who have great knowledge is invaluable.
We hand pick the most experienced and generous professionals from some of the biggest sets in the world. By being adaptable around working schedules, we succeed in continually persuading these top level professionals to give of their time.
All of our course leaders at CMS share a passion to enlighten younger crew coming up behind them. They love to pass on their huge knowledge and expertise that only years of experience can bring. Most importantly in this way crew receive highly professional training targeted to their greatest point of need.