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A group of St Helens College 14-16 Academy students have recently collaborated on a film project, which was awarded at National Film Awards.

Picture of our students with their certificate

"Myself and a group of St Helens College 14-16 Academy students have recently collaborated on a film project which was entered into the IntoFilm Film of the Month competition.

The first stage of creating the award winning film was collaborating as a group to come up with ideas for the theme, ‘Into Space’.

Once we had decided what idea to proceed with, work began planning the movie such as sorting out the characters and the roles they play, which our teacher, Kirk, assigned.

I had quite a big responsibility, having taken on the role as director and I also wrote the script alongside Kirk. Due to a strict submission deadline, we had only one week to write the script and begin filming.

The greatest challenge of this project was the weather. Since the plot of the film was supposed to be outside of this world, the grey and windy afternoon helped, but not entirely as we were freezing due to filming outside and this also affected the sound quality of the film. Despite this, we still completed filming in just two short weeks.

Our film entitled, ‘Nowhere’, received amazing feedback and was recognized for its interesting storyline, use of creative camera work and strong ‘Into Space’ theme.

We were extremely happy to find out that out of all the entries, we came runner up in the Film of the Month IntoFilm competition which recently took place in London."

 

Cristina Gherman
Written by Cristina Gherman

Year 10, St Helens College 14-16 Academy student