A promotional film feature called ‘Make it Happen’, made for the Coco’s Foundation charity by Elliot Godden, premiered at the Capitol Theatre in Horsham.
Elliot, who is an ex-Collyer’s student, was invited to make the film by the charity, with all proceeds from the screening donated to the Coco Foundation, who build houses in South Africa for families affected by HIV.
Eliot, currently in his second year at Plymouth University, studied both Media and Film Studies while at Collyer’s.
He was delighted to welcome former Media and Film teachers Jonathan Nunns and Mark Ramey to its first screening.
Head of Media Studies Jonathan Nunns was thrilled: “I think that making a high quality film on such an important topic, singlehanded, is an incredible achievement for a filmmaker so early in their career.
Elliott’s film was emotional, heart-warming, inspirational and uplifting. It really brought home how much we take things for granted in the west and how much difference a little help can make.”
Head of Film Studies Mark Ramey said: “It was an honour to attend Elliot’s premiere for ‘Make it Happen’.
He’s a talented guy who will certainly go far in the industry. We are incredibly proud of him at Collyer’s and it was a pleasure to support this wonderful event”.
Jonathan Nunns added: “Elliot is a superb role model for our current crop of Media and Film Studies students.
In addition to talent, you need the inclination to work hard and literally make things happen! Elliott has certainly done that! I could not be prouder.”
Collyer’s Deputy Principal, Steve Nicholls was impressed: “Collyer’s and Horsham should also be massively proud of Elliot.
“We have a very strong Faculty for Arts and Communication here at Collyer’s and this project is an example of the wonderful work that has been going on for a number of years in the brilliant Media and Film departments.
“Congratulations to Elliot and huge thanks to our brilliant teachers!”
More details for the foundation can be found at: http://www.cocosfoundation.co.uk/
Contributed by Collyer’s
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