Graduates set to shine at film festival
The 14-minute productions 'Tell My Story' and 'Let Me Go' were selected for York's Aesthetica Short Film Festival, which runs from 8-11November.
Rajesh Shinde, director of Tell My Story, graduated from Leeds Met's Northern Film School this summer after undertaking an MA in Filmmaking and Film Direction. He said he and his fellow graduates who made the film were delighted at the recognition.
"It was a team effort," said Rajesh, who is now working on an eight-part drama for E4 in London. "Tell My Story is a thriller film and was shot over four days in Leeds. The cast were all professional actors, most of who travelled up from London for the parts. Our goal was to make a very professional film - and that is what we did."
Kirstie Bennett - producer, of Let Me Go, commented: "The film is about a mother and daughter who live in a council estate in Leeds and the mother is terminally ill. It's fantastic that Let Me Go is going to be screened at the film festival. A lot of hard work went into it and it's brilliant to see that that has paid off."
The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent film from across the world and an outlet for supporting and championing short filmmaking. Screenings will cover a wide variety of genres and filmic styles, including: drama, documentary, animation, comedy, music video, thriller, experimental and artists' film. Showcasing films across 15 distinct and historic locations from medieval halls to ancient city walls, the festival invites visitors to create their own viewing experience.