If you were wondering what kind of people join the ISFO, have a look at these two student film makers below. Both are serious about their ambition of working in the film industry but their work is very different.
I cut my creative teeth on painting, coupled with a D.I.Y. approach learnt from my father, which I apply to everyday as well as creative activities. Before I started making films all I knew about filmmaking was that it was hard. But I had determination and ideas and feelings I had begun to develop in painting that I wanted to put into film. I went to study filmmaking in Bournemouth but discovered there that my ideas were not always well received, so I had to pursue filmmaking independent of the course framework. A year out of the course I am now making short work through funding schemes and touring festivals with my film ‘Jittertree’.
I am a 21 year-old, final year film student studying at Exeter University. I specialize in narrative based films, which focus on idiosyncratic issues as I feel they make for intriguing stories. Inspired by my current presidency of the Student Film society at Exeter, I am particularly interested in the promotion of student films. Check out my work at http://vimeo.com/devrell36