BMC Media Students reach Top forty in national video competition and need your help to reach the next round!
Chelsea Burgin (studying HNC in Creative Media Production), Kyle Yallop, Jordan Muzio (both studying HND in Creative Media Production) and Joey Lever (studying BSc (Hons) Digital Film Technology) all submitted entries for the competition along with the rest of their class. The four of them were lucky enough to be nominated for the top forty of Enter the Pitch, fighting off national competition.
Enter the Pitch gives filmmakers the opportunity to pitch their short film idea and win a budget of £25,000, for production support and advice. The competition was open to anyone over the age of 18 in the UK and ideas had to be based on a biblical story.
The competition is split into three phases. The first phase is where the forty best entries are selected by the judging panel from all of the submissions. Then over a two week period the general public can vote for their favourite short film idea.
As a top 10 finalist, entrants spend the day at Pinewood Studios, where they will pitch their idea to the panel of judges from the film industry after taking part in a residential course led by Peter Nicholas, who is one of the UK’s leading acting coaches. Over the last ten years Peter has pioneered the application of theatre and drama to the challenges of corporate life. Client organisations that have benefited include Rosche, BBC Ventures and Unilever.
The winner of Enter the Pitch will receive an apprenticeship which will be with industry professionals, including script writers, producers, directors, actors, camera operators or directors of photography and post-production experts. During this time, they will be mentored and given advice on how best to turn their pitch into a short film. They will then get to make their short film based on their winning pitch. The production and technical support they will receive has an estimated value in excess of £25,000.
But that’s not all; the winner will also be flown to Hollywood in Autumn 2015 for a week. During this trip they will have a private meeting with Producer Ralph Winter (X-Men, Fantastic Four) who will watch and give feedback on the short film. They will also receive a total of $500 spending money.
Prizes will also include two smaller production budgets for the runners up, meaning they can turn their pitch into a reality.
You can watch and then vote for their videos here:
Luke Walton, producer of Enter the Pitch said of BMC’s Media Students, ‘There was a consistently high quality to the thinking behind the ideas and the presentations showed good preparation and consideration. Some of your students have done exceptionally well and I hope they enjoy the positive voting campaign that they deserve.’
You can vote for your favourite video every 24 hours and the closing date is the 27th October.
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