Lights, Camera, Action! Productions are back on track.

23 March, 2021

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As we reach the first anniversary of the UK lockdown, we’re delighted to see a huge number of productions back on track across the country. Here at Screen and Film School our calendars are quickly filling up with an amazing variety of student and graduate production shoots, and we’ve been busy sneaking on and off set to find out what it feels like to be back to a life in film.

Last week we were lucky enough to be invited by some of our graduates to Uncommon Creative Studio and Hoi Polloi’s recent shoot for wagamama at Victoria Gardens in Brighton city centre. Joined by current students Inaz, Fabio, Noël, Ben, Crystal, Issy and Natasha- who for once enjoyed an afternoon on the other side of the camera- our graduates René (casting researcher/production assistant) Alice (casting researcher/production assistant) and Junior (runner) were more than ready to be back at work on this unique production which saw wagamama bring their iconic benches to outside spaces in Brighton, Bristol and Manchester, serving as safe spaces for people to sit, enjoy free cups of fresh Green Tea, and open up with one another about how they are really feeling.

Three Screen and Film School students discussing outside

“Getting back on to a production after lockdown was such a breath of air! This was also such a fun shoot to be a part of and reminded me of how much I missed being a part of a crew,” said René. “Working on this shoot gave a lot of hope for things getting back to how they once were, and to get back to creating!”

Third year student Amy Collins was also thrilled to get back to our Production House set with her crew this month for the eagerly anticipated student film: Harvey’s Story. The project will be a 5-10-minute cinematic documentary about our full-time therapy dog Harvey, featuring scribble and glowing animation, as well as a voice over documenting Harvey’s thoughts.

Man with a dog with a ball in its mouth being filmed by Screen and Film School student

“Being back on set was super refreshing, it felt good to be doing what I love best again,” said Amy. “On the 17th March we had our first shoot day for Harvey’s Story. Myself and the crew had so much fun filming this documentary and we can’t wait to continue shooting!”

After having to postpone their filming back in January due to the national lockdown, we’re so glad to see the team back on set and can’t wait to see the finished documentary. Don’t forget to follow them on instagram (@harveys_story) to keep up to date with their progress!

Screen and Film School student seated on a sofa together and standing behind

There are so many other productions to explore, so make sure to keep an eye on our socials over the next few weeks where we’ll be bringing you a treasure trove of behind the scenes photos, videos, and student experiences.

Lights, Camera, Action! The world is on it’s way back- and so are we.

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