Film, TV and Theatre Production graduates return to film mockumentaries by acting students
A crew of invited graduates from The Northern School of Art’s BA (Hons) Film, Television & Theatre Production degree course visited the Hartlepool campus before Christmas to film the School’s acting degree students.
The project was part of the second year BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen degree students’ mockumentary/mockdrama ‘Acting for Media’ module.
For the past couple of years notable graduates from the film, TV & theatre production degree have been offered the opportunity to take the lead on filming the project.
This year Oscar Fitchett – whose final year film ‘Love Bethany’ has already won two awards including ‘Best Horror’ in the Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival – Robbie Tweedale and Rhys Bruce returned to work with the students.
Second year acting degree student Alex Wallace, pictured below, played the role of Ally Jolet the celebrity interviewer in the mockumentary and said it was one of her favourite projects so far on the course.
“I am proud of the work I produced and more importantly, I had a lot of fun. I would love to do something like this in the future.”
She added: “I was nervous beforehand about the improvisation involved with the mockumentary as I have never done a project before where it was just improvisation. But, when we were filming and improvising the scenes, I really enjoyed it. I loved the character I created, and it became second nature improvising in character, acting on the spot and just carrying on if something went wrong.”
“I really enjoyed working with the graduates, I thought they were very professional on set and it allowed me to see what it would be like working in the industry after graduation.”
Everyone involved had a lot of fun as the gallery of photos below shows. Watch this space for the finished films!
For further details of The Northern School of Acting’s stage and screen degree courses click HERE