Student films set for silver screen showcase
The third year BA Hons Film and Moving Image Production student showcase will be held on Friday 17 May from 3-6pm at the Hyde Park Picture House, while the second year screening is to be held on Monday 20 May from 6.30pm at The War Cinema in the Royal Armouries Museum.
Second year film student Philippa Warlow, will be attending both events, having had a hand in producing films for both year groups. She commented: "The third-year course this year was short on producers so I was asked to produce one of their films, which was a brilliant opportunity. The final year film I worked on, 'Special Sauce', is a dark comedy with a fantastic script about a group of takeaway workers who get so fed up with being treated badly by students that they take their revenge."
As with all Leeds Met student films, 'Special Sauce', which is about 15 minutes in length was written, filmed, directed and produced by students.
"We hired professional actors for the film," explained Philippa. "We were thrilled that television actor Junix Inocian who recently starred in Sky 1's Sinbad series, agreed to play the lead role in 'Special Sauce'. Even though the job was unpaid he said he wanted to do our film because he loved the script so much!"
Philippa, who will go onto specialise in production in her third year, said she also produced the second year film 'All I've Got' for the NHS. The second year BA Hons Film and Moving Image Production course's nine films are the result of the Northern Film School's partnership with the Royal Armouries Museum and the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust. The films are all themed around briefs based on the Armouries archive and collections and the NHS Trust mental health campaign to 'Stamp Out Stigma', and include dramas, documentaries and animation.
Second year student Lee Bentham directed the film 'Virtual Reality' for the Royal Armouries. He said: "The themes we were given were war, sport and gaming so we created a three-minute film about a young man playing a war-themed computer game that starts to merge with his reality. We used several visual effects for the first time on the film and we're really happy with how it turned out."
Leeds Metropolitan's Head of School for Film, Music and Performing Arts Andrew Fryer, added: "We have had an exceptionally high standard of talent from both our second and third year students this year and I am very much looking forward to seeing everything coming together on the cinema screens."