Student film makers from north London have realised their ambitions of seeing their work on the big screen after final year Middlesex University film students had their short movies showcased at an east London cinema.
The 15 film show at Genesis Cinema was the culmination of the BA Film degree for the group of talented students. For many it was the first time they’d seen their work played on a cinema screen.
The films were written, produced and directed by the students, who shared their skills collaboratively to shoot and put together the shows.
Student Dale Brodie’s film, ‘How Not to Deal with the Situation’, followed the mis-fortunes of two bungling henchmen. Dale (21), from Edgware, said: “I’ve always had a passion for film, I’m a big fan of Edgar Wright, who wrote Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, so I tried to get that style into my film. Being at Middlesex has helped me grow as a film maker- the support you get is fantastic.”
For Dale it was not the first success of the year, he and three of his colleagues were shortlisted in April for a competition run by the makers of Have I Got News for You and Outnumbered - Hat Trick Productions. Their comedy ‘Six Ways to Deal With Jehovah's Witnesses’ reached the final of The Short and Funnies.
Fellow student Annette Uiga (22), who has set up her own film production agency called Project Mayhem, said: “I’m excited to see my film on the big screen, it’s amazing to be part of this – all the films look brilliant. My writing is quite dark, this film is inspired by Gary Oldman’s film Nil By Mouth.” Annette’s film ‘No Salvation’ is a dark story about a junky on a revenge mission against his father.
Benjamin Charles (25), who was also part of ‘Six Ways to Deal With Jehovah's Witnesses’, added: “It’s good to be around other people who are into making films. I like being able to bounce ideas off people with different styles to my own.”
‘Six Ways to Deal With Jehovah's Witnesses’ is by Dale Brodie, Steven Hall, Jack Prouse and Benjamin Charles.
Dale also co-produces for a successful YouTube channel.