2013 Graduation Screening Report

On Monday December 16th 2013, an audience of some 200 people gathered at the Hazlit Theatre in Maidstone to watch the graduation films of this years 10 graduating students. On the screen was Totally Maisy (a 25 min comedy teen pilot), Mama's Boy (a 27min adult crime drama), WarPaint (a short script reading extract of a feature length screenplay), Finding Serenity (a 25min documentary on Bi-Polar) and Love Always (a 25min World War Two set love story). The evening screening was organised by the students themselves to a very professional standard, resulting in a highly successful and enjoyable evening on the big screen. The evening was bookended by a speech from Course Leader Simon Welsford, who said to the graduates "It’s been a real privilege to witness you slowly discover your creative voices over these last 3 years...The easiest part of my job is now seeing you’ve all reached a very high standard and I know we’ll be hearing about your future achievements in the days, weeks and years to come." The reception to the films was universally very positive, with lots of the comments focusing on the huge ambition and professionalism of the projects. Steve Finn, television director and Television Production visiting lecturer said, "They are a confident and classy group of students of whom you should be proud". All the films can viewed in our screening room and I'll leave you with a few words from graduate Hennie Clough, who in her introduction to one of her projects said "... thank you to everyone, the last 3 years have been the best of my life, the course has been just perfect."