Watch Tishe Otedola’s work “Anchor” on Letterboxd.
We caught up with UAL Extended Diploma in Film and TV Production student Tishe Otedola who has recently had her production “Anchor” featured on Letterboxd. This accomplishment has lead to her entering film festivals such as Lift-Off Film Festival and reflect on the progress she has made since starting her diploma. We caught up with her to find out more about the piece, scroll to see the film and find out more.
Tell us about “Anchor”!
“Anchor” is a short film I wrote and directed for the Film and TV Production course where we were tasked to create a project around the prompt “Ritual.” The two-minute film follows Ellie as she does whatever she can to get the anchor leg position in the relay race.
I think the hardest part of production was the clashing schedules because we shot most of the scenes at a sports centre that was quite far from college and was available only on certain days. It took a lot of planning but in the end, I managed to find time slots where everyone involved was available, and we shot all the scenes we needed for the film. The best part for me was being able to turn my visions into a reality with the help of such talented actors and Gracey Bell who assisted me throughout the process.
How do you feel about it being featured on Letterboxd?
Seeing “Anchor” on Letterboxd was a surreal experience because it served as a reminder of all the work that went into putting everything together, and it has been a great way to showcase my film and hear other people’s opinions on it which has motivated me to submit it to festivals like the Lift-Off Film Festival.
You study UAL Extended Diploma in Film & TV Production, how have you enjoyed your course?
Studying film at the Northern School of Art has been an amazing experience so far. A few months ago, I did not even know how to operate a camera and now I’m making short films. The teachers have supported me throughout the process, and I’m really enjoying getting to know and work with everyone. For anyone looking to study film at college, know that it takes a lot of commitment and effort, but it allows you to have the chance to explore different filmmaking mediums and gain the skills for a career in the industry. You’ll have a safe space to work on unique projects, experiment, and discover your creative voice.
Keep up to date on Tishe’s work on her instagram accounts:
Film Instagram account: @tishe_cine
Art Instagram account: @tishe.artist
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