Shooting has wrapped on this year’s BFI Film Academy production Ravenscroft High. Over the weekend of 14-15th November, we took over the derelict Alfred Barrow school and transformed it into the eerily atmospheric establishment of the title.
Ravenscroft High features Ciara Baxendale (E4, My Big Fat Diary) and rising star Charlotte Dowson (Ordinary Lies) – a fantastic opportunity for the young BFI Academy filmmakers to experience directing and working with professional actors.
The 16 young people worked with Industry mentors, including TV director
Eddy Marshall (Holby City, Hollyoaks) who said of the young people,
“The BFI Academy scheme is the entry point for a lot of young people who are interested in trying filmmaking for the first time. I hope at least some of them got the bug. It’s through actually making films that filmmakers develop their voice and storytelling skills. I got the feeling there were some talented young people taking part and its fabulous to see a new generation of filmmakers coming through. More please!”
The final touches are being made to the edit and the film will be screening in the New Year!
Read more about the project //HERE//
Look through this slideshow to see the youngsters in action over the weekend’s shoot.