On Friday the 24th of January Rebecca Kelly, Queen’s University Film student conducted a presentation to year 10 students and year 14 Moving Image Arts students on the amazing opportunities within the Cinemagic programme. Rebecca is flying off to the one and only celebrity-Ville LA this summer to work in reputable studios such as; Fox, Pixar, Jim Henson, HBO, Creative Visions, Warner Bros, New York Film Academy and Pepperdine University. Through Cinemagic Rebecca has met A list celebrities such as; Terry Bamber, producer of Skyfall, Aisling Walsh, director of Song for a Raggy Boy, Brian Kirk, director of Game of thrones, Bronagh Waugh, Niamh O’Grady, Ben Peel, actors in The Fall, Gareth Ennis Unwin, oscar winning producer for the King’s Speech, Jessica Malik producer of the woman in black.
Rebecca offered her expertise as she watched our Moving Image Arts films and offered invaluable suggestions as to suited interdisciplinary links and film connections to help with the development and reviewing of our work. Our MIA class were also fortunate to view her artistically based film set by Queen’s University in which her theme was to reflect a building through movement. Her attention to detail was superb and I am certain that Rebecca will make it as a top producer as this is the area within the Film industry she wishes to pursue as a career. It was an amazing afternoon as Rebecca chatted to us about various Film courses within University’s and job aspects within Film.
By Jamie McArdle – year 14 Moving Image Arts student