Film director quizzed by Collyer’s students

Film Director Tristan Lorraine (centre) with Collyer's students at the Capitol Theatre in Horsham SUS-150430-163029001
Film Director Tristan Lorraine (centre) with Collyer's students at the Capitol Theatre in Horsham SUS-150430-163029001

Collyer’s media and film students had the opportunity to meet with a working film director recently.

The event, held at The Capitol Arts Centre in Horsham, was an opportunity for students to quiz talented local director Tristan Loraine.

Topics covered included film finance, production and distribution as well as the challenges of shooting an ambitious international conspiracy thriller on a limited budget.

Jonathan Nunns, Subject Leader for Media Studies, commented: “It was a blast. Very informative and a real insight into how to get something made on a shoe string.”

The film itself, A Dark Reflection, included many scenes filmed in the Horsham area and provided insight for students into a business many of them hope to join across the wide range of film related careers.

Jonathan added: “The film was warmly received by the audience and has clearly inspired many of our students.”

Collyer’s Assistant Principal, Melanie Russell said: “This was a great chance for our media and film students to learn about the creative film-making process and the business side of putting it all together.”

The event ended with an extended Q and A session, as students quizzed Mr Lorraine for information and insider tips about how to break into a notoriously difficult industry.

Melanie Russell added: “Thanks to Jonathan Nunns for co-ordinating the event and to Tristan Lorraine for taking time out to speak to potentially the next generation of film-makers.”

Report and picture contributed by Collyer’s.