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HCC Students On Track for film success

Posted 18th May 2017

Level 1 Creative Media students attended their very first film premiere of their short films at Hackney Picturehouse.

The students created films based on the theme of risk and what it means to different people.

7 Minutes by Marika Turek, Jamie Grant, Sean Bolger and Jordan Roberts, Doubt by Jay Young, A Way Out by David Onen and Fahim Ali, Swipe by Nazeerah Muhammad, Ash’don Houston Taylor & Chandace Brown

Media tutor, Nicola Godlieb, teamed up with SPACE – a creative workspace hub for visual artists based in Hackney – to deliver the film project, providing the students with experience of working with professional filmmakers, Pierre Vella, Yan Murawski, Gabi Norland and Helen Brewer, to complete their films.

SPACE runs Stop Play Record as part of an initiative led by the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA),and works with 16 – 18 yr olds to devise and make their own films.

Following the screening, Fiona Fieber, Head of Learning at SPACE said “The films explored the theme of risk and the audience were impressed with the visually stunning shorts dealing with mature, complex themes.”

All of the films have been entered into the Stop Play Record competition which supports the development and production of short films with young people aged 16–24 who live in London.

Stop Play Record forms part of a joint initiative between Arts Council England and Channel 4, with the ICA leading a London Network, in partnership with SPACE and the Chisenhale Gallery, DAZED and Kingston University.

Nazeerah’s film Swipe has been chosen by the ICA and SPACE and shortlisted for viewing on the Random Acts online platform. The film received a grant of £2,500 to pay for professional production and post production costs.