Ex-student Elliot Blakemore success following BFI Film Academy 16-19 programme
12 April 2016
SSFC was really pleased to hear that ex-student Elliot Blakemore has been part of a recent BFI Academy screening and graduation ceremony in front of industry experts.
The premiere at BFI Southbank marks the end of an intensive two-week residency students of the BFI Film Academy’s Craft Skills course run by the world-leading National Film and Television School (NFTS). The residency at NFTS is the pinnacle of the BFI Film Academy, featuring talented students selected from regional BFI Film Academy courses that have been running across the UK since September 2015.
At the NFTS, the young filmmakers have been working with leading British film talent including actor and directors Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle, Sunshine on Leith), Alex Garland (Ex Machina), Destiny Ekaragha (Gone Too Far!, Hot Pepper) and Sean McAllister (A Syrian Love Story, The Reluctant Revolutionary), cinematographer Stuart Harris (Wetherby), film editor Ewa Lind (The Warrior), art department designer Max Berman (Game of Thrones) and sound recordist Simon Clark (Wolf Hall) in honing their skills and expertise, culminating in the production of the six short films seen for the first time today.
Elliot, who left SSFC last year, came to us from The Grange school and studied Maths, Physics, Computing and Film Studies.
You can read more about the BFI programme and the screening ceremony here