Full details of Haverhill film-makers
Tuesday, 2nd March 2010.
As promised here are full details of those whose short-listed films made up the gala final of the Made In Haverhill competition on Sunday evening at Cineworld.
Winners James Pilley (director), Jack Morgan (producer) and Hannah Jones (actor) from Castle Manor Business and Enterprise College collected an annual unlimited cinema pass from Paul Willden, General Manager at headline sponsors Cineworld Haverhill, for their entry ‘Red Handed’.
The competition called for films up to five minutes in length made by young people aged 13 to 19 years, about any aspect of Haverhill. Seven films were shortlisted and all received prizes.
Paul Willden, general manager of Cineworld, Haverhill, said: “The judges were impressed by the commitment shown by the entrants. They started out with very different levels of experience and all of them turned in creditable entries. The experience has been a real journey and they have learned valuable skills. We are very pleased that they took on the challenge and hope that they continue making films successfully."
Cllr Anne Gower, St Edmundsbury Borough Council cabinet member for Haverhill said: “The initiative demonstrates the considerable talent among young people in Haverhill. Film-making is a new form of literacy in our increasingly visual world but however available technology may be, it is no substitute for the team working and communications skills these entrants have acquired.”
A Teenager At Heart award was presented to John Conrad by Dave Barry, television editor, for the film THE UNNATURAL WORLD. This film was shown at the event, but was not in contention for an award as the filmmaker was too old for the judging criteria. The prize, Guerrilla Film Makers Handbook, was sponsored by The Media Hub
Seventh place prize was presented by documentary producer/director Kim Hogg to the film-makers of WATER: Ben Fegan and Ricky Goodwin, (directors) Jake Crooks and Richard Scarfe, (producers); Jack Wilkie, (actor); Aaron Johnson (camera). The film was submitted by a group from Castle Manor Business and Enterprise College. Ben was the driving force behind the project. The prize, a Subway platter for ten people, was sponsored by Subway.
Sixth place prize was presented by Gary Leach from the Media Hub at the Arts Centre to the makers of ALIEN ATTACK, Michael Curtis (director), Ryan Payne (producer) and Jason Danev (actor). They received a High Street shopping voucher and donation towards a new account, sponsored by Saffron Building Society. The group was from Samuel Ward Arts and Technology College
Fifth place prize was presented by Rebecca Bacon of The Design Office to the makers of THE DECADES DUMBEST DATING TAPES, Mitchell Ankin, (director) and Kirstin Jarvis (producer). The prize of Deja Vu party vouchers was sponsored by Deja Vu. The group is from Samuel Ward Arts and Technology College.
Fourth place prize was presented by Cllr Karen Richardson, St Edmundsbury's deputy portfolio holder for Haverhill, and chairman of Haverhill public art committee PATCH, to the maker of HAVERHILL: PAST & PRESENT, Benjamin Seeley. The prize of an iTunes voucher was sponsored by Ipswich Building Society. This was an independent submission made entirely by one person.
Third place prize was presented by Tina Hanks, St Edmundsbury's Haverhill Town Centre Manager, to the makers of THE RITUAL, Lottie Elms (director), Laura Coles and Steven Ridpath (producers). The prize of £50 Cineworld gift card for use at Cineworld Haverhill was sponsored by Town Centre Management and Access Control Solutions plc. The group is from Castle Manor Business and Enterprise College.
Second place prize was presented by Cllr Anne Gower to the makers of MANOR FARM CLOSE: THE TRUE STORY, Rein Wolmarans (director), Andrew Smith (producer) and Owen Trewartha (actor). The prize, a £70 gift card to be used at Cineworld Haverhill, was sponsored by Town Centre Management. The group is from Samuel Ward Arts and Technology College.
First prize was presented by Paul Willden to the makers of RED HANDED, James Pilley (director), Jack Morgan (producer) and Hannah Jones (actor). The prize is an annual unlimited cinema pass to be used at Cineworld Haverhill. The group is from Castle Manor Business and Enterprise College.
More information will shortly be available at www.madeinhaverhill.com
* Our picture shows the winning team, James Pilley (director), Hannah Jones (actor) and Jack Morgan (producer) from Castle Manor Business and Enterprise College.
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