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Young media student's film "draws you into a different world"

Posted 21st July 2017

A young Hackney media student has impressed the industry and the film-loving public, AND secured production funding, with her innovative short film.

16 year-old Nazeerah Muhummad’s film Swipe is featured in the interactive Playback touring exhibition which was launched at Space Studios in Hackney.

Filmed with a green screen, Swipe sees Nazeerah sitting alone in an armchair swiping through varied backdrops, relating the viewer to the magnitude of social media and mass media. She explains: “It shows that social media or even just the internet can draw you into a whole different world and you might end up somewhere you didn’t expect.”

The film has attracted significant grant funding so that Nazeerah can get it produced to a professional standard.

Nazeerah joined Hackney Community College’s On Track Media course, not really knowing what her future held. As with many successful young film makers, the course has given a clear future for higher level study and a career. “It has changed me for the best. It’s made me more confident in the media field of work and made me want continue it in the future.” She will now progress to level 3 media course at the college and is determined to continue to develop her talents at university.

Her tutor Nicola Godlieb commented: “Nazeerah has done exceptionally well to be shortlisted by the ICA and her film has been selected to be shown on the Channel 4 Random Acts online platform. She was competing with university students on a national scale. At 16 years old this is a fantastic achievement.”