Student SCI-FI Film to be screened in New York!
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STUDENT SCI-FI FILM SHOT FOR £100 TO BE SCREENED AT NEW YORK CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Two graduates of the University of Central Lancashire will have their short sci-fi action film, shot on a budget of just £100, screened at the New York City International Film Festival later this month.
Friends since high school, Will Ormerod and James Dawson produced the 22 minute long science fiction film ‘Timeline’ whist studying on the Film Production course at UCLan and despite the budget it was nominated for a prestigious Royal Television Society award earlier this year and screened at the London Independent Film Festival.
Co-director Will Ormerod, 22, said: “I am completely overwhelmed by the success of the film and to hear it has been accepted into the New York City International Film Festival is incredible.
“The jobs market is very difficult at the moment especially in terms of getting into the television and film industry, so I hope this will act as a shop window for James and me to showcase what we can do.
Co-director James Dawson, 22, said: “When I heard the news I couldn’t believe it. It just shows that if you produce something good enough, you will get recognition for it.
“I’d like to thank the university who have been extremely supportive throughout.”
Alan Keegan, Division leader for Media Practice & Film and Media at the University of Central Lancashire said: “This is great news; they are two extremely talented young men who’ve produced an amazing short film on such a low budget”.
“What they lacked in budget they more than made up for in talent and hard work. I am delighted they are getting the recognition they deserve.
“There are a lot of young talented film makers in this country and hopefully Will and James will bring some recognition internationally to that talent.”
Will and James are now hoping to travel to New York to watch their film being screened.
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