Student film project to appear in showcase celebrating exceptional talent

Callywith Media students' film project, Blink, has been praised by judges as "brave and memorable" after being selected to appear in a showcase celebrating exceptional talent from across the region.

Callywith Media students’ film ‘Blink’ has recently been selected to be part of Cornwall Film Festival's ‘Screen Stars of Tomorrow’ programme that will screen at The Poly, Falmouth on Friday 15th November.

This is the students’ second festival success. The short, dystopian film, created by Callywith's vocational Creative Media Production & Technology Diploma students and starring Drama/Media student, Louie Greensmith, was also previously selected by Into Film to appear at a variety of venues across the South West showcasing exceptional talent from across the region.

Jane Coulter, from Into Film, said: "Blink is a brave and memorable film that creates a close and claustrophobic atmosphere effectively using colour and sound to build tension. The sci-fi, Orwellian world created is scarily realistic and the comment on use and dependency of technology is cleverly explored and would not seem out of place in a not too distant future."

Into Film celebrates and encourages students nationally to get into film-making and the showcase is aimed at celebrating the “exceptional talent” of young film-makers 16-19 across the South West.

Former Callywith student director, Lucas Hocking, who now studies film production at the University of Bristol said: "Making Blink together in such a short time from an original script really tested our skills. It's great to get this praise from the judges."