Hollywood Film shoot gives students and staff their first professional film credit
The film, which features students and staff from dance, performance, music and film, and features 80’s pop star, Marilyn, is a film documentary about the last two years of the 1950s screen icon Jayne Mansfield's life, and the rumours of the satanic curse that surrounds her untimely death.
Produced by Hollywood producers and Artists in Residence at the Northern Film School, Todd Hughes and P. David Ebersole, the film is a collaborative project with Larra Anderson, Director of the Northern Film School. Mansfield 66/67 will be the key output from a University research cluster project entitled Creating the Exploded Documentary which is being led by Larra, who also acted as one of two Directors of Photography (DoP) on the film.
Speaking about the staff and students involvement, Larra said: “To have so many people getting their first feature length film credit on our film is something we as a producing team are really excited by. On a personal note, I am tremendously proud of the effort, professionalism and all-round creative might that the staff and students of the School of Film, Music and Performing Arts showed in the creation and completion of this film.”
Shot over 10 days at Prime Studios in Leeds, the film was post-produced at the Northern Film School and in our Headingley music studios. Oscar-winning re-recording mixer, Ben Wilkins, flew over from Los Angeles to work on the film with our students over the summer. He also presented a masterclass and workshops for Masters students.
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