Created: Wednesday, 13th August, 2014 - 12:42

Several of Film Production students are working on set of the film Avengers: Age of Ultron, currently being filmed in Bourne Woods, near Farnham.

Graduate Jamie Sims has won Best Comedy for his short film Beach Potato at Film the House, a new competition held at the Houses of Parliament.

Graduate Dominic Mitchell's BBC series In The Flesh has won Best Scripted Programme at the Digital Broadcast Awards.

Graduates Jody VandenBurg, Domenico Favata are doing well with their production company, Tunnel Films. Their documentary The Tunnel has been screening at several festivals, including the East London Film Festival in June, and the Intl Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Jody and Dominico also have a feature documentary in development, Malcolm Hardee: All The Way From Over There, under Film London's distribution scheme Build Your Audience, supported by Skillset.

After a string of successful documentaries, Graduates Joseph Martin and Danielle Clark have secured funding to make their first feature Lucky? – a high-concept, highly-commercial thriller in the vein of Phone Booth, Saw and Compliance. They are due to start shooting in November.

Lucky? tells the story of a young man taking revenge for the suicide of his criminal, disenfranchised brother – a tragic victim, as he sees it, of the banking system. Holding a wealthy family hostage in their own home, he forces them to take part in a deadly social experiment: a game of roulette using the family’s lives as chips. Thrills and plot twists abound in this thoroughly contemporary film which elevates the revenge genre with biting social commentary.

Lucky? is being produced with the support of Goldfinch Pictures, aka Nyman Libson Paul, who finance films from private investors.

Hong Khaou's Lilting  will be released on August 8th by Artificial Eye. Last month, Hong took part in the Sundance Summer Screenwriter Labs for his next project, Monsoon - a feature film he is developing, set in Vietnam.

Blackwood - feature film produced by Adam Morane-Griffiths & directed by Adam Wimpenny, and crewed by several Farnham Filmers is being released in selected cinemas in August! Keep track of where when on Facebook.

3rd Year Graduation Film Sunday Dinner at the Morgans is up for 3 awards at the Thurrock Film Festival for Best Editing, Best Performance and Best Student Film; and is screening at Cinefringe as part of the Edinburgh Film Festival.

2nd year film Lejla’s Story (from 2013) screened as part of the Summit for Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict this month (co-chaired by Angelina Jolie & Foreign Secretary William Hague), and Lejla made the front page of the BBC newsbeat website.

Graduate Ian Pons Jewell has released his latest music video Absisto for Cold Specks, shot on location in Canada.

Graduate Hamy Ramezan spent time in 2013-4 making the short film Listen as part of the Nordic Factory Programme (collaborating with international filmmakers), which culminated in taking part in the Directors Fortnight at Cannes in May. He is now in development with his feature film The Motel of a Thousand Roses.

Graduate Jem Gerrard won 4 Leo Awards (British Columbia Film & TV Awards) this month for Best Music Video, Best Editing & Best Directing for Information or Lifestyle Series for Ep 2 of Playground , and Best Show.  Jem’s awards were from her work with Playground – an event where a band & an audience make a song together in an hour, and record it.

Graduate Sam Milletti’s latest short film Onwards screened at the Cardiff Mini Film Festival this month.

Graduate Eki Rrahamani’s latest documentary, about the missing Albanian children from a Greek orphanage is currently screening on Al Jazeera.

Graduate Frederick Lloyd’s music video for Deaf Havana won Best Video at Kerrang! Awards 2014. For this music video Lloyd teamed up with his long-time collaborators (also graduates) cinematographers Johnny Flint and Matt Vahey. Other alumunus involved included Elliot Williams producing (Kode Media), with Alex Harman; 1st AC - Duncan Trevithik; 2nd AC - James Chegwyn; gaffer - Dan Goodall; Sparks - Jonny Dew and Claire Randall; and grip - Patrick Casey.

Graduate Jamie Sims was the runner up in the recent Sofa short film competition.

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