Havering student’s film to hit festival screen

A BUDDING young movie maker is to have the film she made at Havering College shown at a festival next week.

Ade Sanni, 18, who completed a BTEC National Diploma in Media Production at the Ardleigh Green campus of Havering College of Further and Higher Education this summer, will see her name in lights at the prestigious Co-operative Film Festival.

The festival is a national showcase for up-and-coming movie-making talent and takes place at the National Media Museum in Bradford over two days on Thursday October 7 and Friday October 8.

Ade’s six-minute short Hold That Thought, which can be seen on YouTube, was chosen from hundreds of entries.

Ade said: “Hold That Thought is about a boy who grows tired of the constant nagging from his girlfriend. She is always telling him off so when he plays on his X-box, he fantasises about controlling her with his remote.”

The characters were played by BTEC National Diploma Performing Arts Drama students at the college.

The Co-operative Film Festival Patron Edgar Wright - the award-winning director of smash hits Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz - had some of his first films screened at the festival.

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Festival organiser, Richard Mason, National Projects Officer at The Co-operative Group, said: “This major film festival has helped showcase the talents of thousands of youngsters and inspired many to go on to work in the film industry.”

Ade has been inspired by her course at the college and her film’s selection for the festival to continue following her film-making dream and will be taking up studying a BA Honours degree in Film Production at Bournemouth University.

Ade’s film Hold That Thought can be seen on YouTube.