Packed audience at Prince Charles cinema enjoy final year work from UWL students
( UWL team: Carl Rohumaa, Mark Chapman, Paul Lohneis and Dr Catalin Brylla)
A diverse selection of films made by BA students from Ealing's University of West London (UWL) have been showcased at one of London's top cinemas.
The Prince Charles (just off Leicester Square) was the swish venue for the screening on Monday 22nd May).
Eleven films (or excerpts from them ) were picked to illustrate the many skills accrued by the students graduating this year.
Both fiction and documentaries were covered with topics ranging from rap music in the LGBT community, a voyage of discovery in the mountains of Northern Spain to a tragi comedy set in Lisbon about a woman planning to end her life.
(Her Days (Dir. Pedro Da Candida)
The students made 28 films in total but less than half that number were selected for the showcase.
Course Leader for MA Film Production and BA Film Production, Mark Chapman said:
'' Ealing is in the West London hub and as a film centre is exploding, so a great place to be. I'm very proud of our students, it's been a really heavy duty experience for both students and tutors, we had to risk assess all the projects, it's been an exciting journey but filmaking is not an easy option as we keep telling them , and if they didn't know it before, they know it now.''
The UWL BA ( hons) Film Production course has been ranked 21st in the Guardian University League Table
The Hitchhiker (Dir. Karl Gillings) drama 13’
On a long journey home the chance encounter of two siblings with a hitchhiker turns out to
be a reunion with an old friend.
The White Sheet Kids (Dir. Charlene Campbell) excerpt 7’
Aspiring RNB singer Serene Dixon takes a look back at a group of UK teenagers who were
instrumental in introducing black American Soul Music to a British audience.
On the Canvas (Dir. Betil Alcara) drama 17’
A talented girl who has a passion for art is stuck trying to have a finance degree. One
evening she meets with Abel on a tube ride, and her life changes forever, but what would
happen if she missed that train?
Diversity of Rap (Dir. Sarah-Jayne Galpin) excerpt 7’
This documentary explores the revolution of the hip hop industry through the young LGBT
artists working to change the way LGBT people are seen in a conformist industry.
His Last Night (Dir. Evelyn Wright) 10’
Years later Alice Rea tells the story of 1888 Adelaide Nicholls, and we get an insight into
the mind of the world’s most notorious serial killer.
Her Days (Dir. Pedro Da Candida) 20’
After leaving her cheating husband, Rosa changes her faith in three days before she plans
to put an end to her own life in a hotel suite.
Manuela (Dir. Carolina Marconi) documentary 14’
A tragicomic attitude and unstoppable energy: that’s how Manuela lives her life, between
a compelling personality disorder and a strong desire for love.
The Man in Amsterdam (Dir. Julian Graham) drama excerpt 7’
The Man in Amsterdam is a coming of age tale about a middle class London man who
decides to quit his job and take his ?rst flight outside of the UK.
The Funeral Directors (Dir. Jacob Mulgrew) 14’
When a small English village sees a miraculous period with no deaths, a funeral director
succumbs to his violent urges and launches into a killing spree in the hopes of saving his
business from closing.
Into the Unknown (Dir.Simone Merino Frosi) 7’ excerpt
Five men go on an adventure in the cold winter through the mountains of Picos de Europa,
Northern Spain in the hope of discovery.
When We Collide (Dir.Charlotte Tatham) drama 17’
A flawed, egotistical couple struggles to ignore a tragic accident in pursuit of their
23rd May 2017