The finances have been raised and Andover College Media, Drama, Music and Media Make-up students are all set to embark on the ambitious project of creating an independent, feature film, on location, working alongside professional actors and technicians. With short films and music videos more commonly undertaken by Creative Media Film Production students, a full length feature film is something of a huge undertaking.
Creator, Director and Media Lecturer Peter Hearn is not too phased about the challenge that lies ahead: “I am not underestimating how ambitious this project is, but I strongly believe that for these students to leave College as best prepared as I can make them, then they need to have successfully worked on location, on a professionally produced, directed and acted film. The goal is for them to start earning professional film credits which will give them an advantage when they later enter the film or television industry
The film ‘Scrawl’ is a fun horror about two teenagers who write a comic book to escape their reality, gain some notoriety and pick up girls. When situations in the book start to come to life, it’s great to start with, but soon this all presents a problem -there’s a huge massacre looming on page 18….
The film is now in production with filming taking place in November and December around the South (including Sparsholt College) and then the film will be edited and prepared for Andover Arts Festival next June before hopefully getting it out to film festivals around the world.
Visit the Scrawl website at www.scrawlfilm.com to find out more.