Media students put on their own outdoor film festival

A large audience gathered at Wick Farm near Langport for the outdoor premiere of ‘The Holiday’, a feature film produced by University Centre Somerset Media students.

The event was organised as part of the Foundation Degree in Media Production. Students were asked to exhibit their work - what they ended up doing was organising their own festival on the beautiful Wick Farm site!

The media trail alongside the screenings included photography and stills from films produced by students and work from featured local artists. The week-long show ended in a big premiere event featuring an outdoor screening of their Major Project films. This included the crowd-funded feature ‘The Holiday’ - an improvised drama featuring professional actors and Director of Photography, and ‘Runners’ – a comedy about runners on a film set written by second year students and starring first year students. This film was based on the students’ own personal experiences of working on professional film sets.

The event, organised by Base Gamble, Bethany Tucker, Rees Marshall and Shannon Conway also featured live performances into the early hours of the morning.

After the event, Base Gamble said,

“To have people sitting in the wind and rain because they were enjoying the film so much showed us that we did manage to make a piece of film art that was engaging and worth watching.”

The team are now working on entering ‘The Holiday’ into a variety of film festivals nationally and internationally.

Media Production is available through Clearing for a September 2017 start. Click here for the full course information and to apply.

Find out more about Clearing here.