We recruited 18 talented young filmmakers to take part in our eighth BFI Film Academy running from Oct-Dec 2019. 40 young people applied for this unique opportunity.
The HOME BFI Film Academy covers everything from practical filmmaking to film theory, programming, distribution and certification. It involves approximately 80 hours of training over 2 months and participants are guided through each stage by a team of industry professionals. As part of the project the group create a short fiction film.
The film follows a naive detective as he investigates a series of disappearances in a small village and is led to the door of the seemingly sweet-natured Mrs Rellik. The short film production was sponsored by Blackmagic Design.
Participants: Nadia Abbas, Hayden Appleton, Jessica Cande, Finn Chadwick, Georgia Davies, Poppy Ellison, Dylan Greenhalgh, Josh James, Maisie Kapur, Matthew Kitchen, Maeve McGovern, Aidan Rhode, Olivia Supiana, Oliver Taylor-Holmes, Darla Timewell, Marnie Thornton, Caitlin Wilde and Luke Woolhead,
Click on a participants name above to find out how they got on during the academy by reading their personal blog.
Mrs Rellik – Behind the Scenes
Actors: Betty Webster, Adam Jowett
Workshop Leaders: John Grey, Judith Chan, Bart Piekarski, Sam Jones
Film Theory Course Tutor: Maggie Hoffgen
Project Assistants: Pip Watkins and Lucy Grayson
HOME Engagement Coordinator: Ally Davies
HOME Young People’s Programme Producer: Rosie Stuart
HOME Head of Engagement: Marisa Draper