A GROUP of Brooksby Melton College HND media students are reeling with excitement after the short film they made was nominated for a Canadian film festival award.
Sci-fi flick A Vision of Yellow has been nominated for best short film at the Bootleg Film Festival being held in Toronto from May 10-12.
Filmed at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, near Lutterworth, the six-minute film was made last year by 21-year-old students Christopher Poole, Fern Abbott, Gavin Carter, Brett Iveson and Dumitru Langham (23) and Edward Harris (20).
All six students are studying a Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Moving Image) at Brooksby Melton College. They’re currently in their second year of the new course, with some planning to continue on to a third year so they can get a degree from the college.
Another Brooksby student with a leading role is the film’s actor Tom Lewin (21). He plays the role of a lone man with an implanted computer interface within his brain which gets infected with a ‘virus’.
Director Christopher Poole said: “We had a schedule of four days’ filming and our overall estimated budget was £300 of our own money.
“We also had access to all the amazing, high definition equipment available from the college which we’re very grateful for.”
He added: “At the moment we’re unsure how many films we’re up against. We’re hoping to raise the funds to go to the festival as it’s a huge opportunity to meet other people and upcoming directors on a international scale.”