‘We might have another Christopher Nolan in our midst’ claims film teacher during awards night

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One celebrated talented filmmakers during an annual awards ceremony.

The event called The Roscars - after teacher of media at One, Ross Barrett - showcased students work during an online ceremony.

Mr Barrett – who has worked at One since it opened in 2010 – has high hopes for the class of 2019/20.

He said, “Without being disrespectful to other year groups, the standard this year has been so high and everyone has pushed each other to reach amazing heights. My colleagues and I truly believe that they have been outstanding and I am very optimistic that we might have another Christopher Nolan or David Lynch in our midst.”

During the 90 minute screening, the work of students was shown to around 50 guests with four learners receiving commendations for their efforts.

The winners were Joe Dunbar, Charlie Martin, Joe Warpole and Tom Potter.

Mr Dunbar is from Ipswich and he drew inspiration from the Muppets and 2001: A Space Odyssey with his out of this world epic short. The 18 year old, said, “Making short films has been my highlight at One.”

18 year old Mr Martin from Debenham pondered the meaning of life during his creation. He said, “We were given so much freedom and I was happy to receive this award.”

18 year old Joe Warpole from Brantham used nostalgia as his theme, in a production that starred his childhood teddy bear. He said, “It’s cool to be recognised. I’m going to Kingston to study graphic design but I’ll always have a passion for film.”

18 year old Tom Potter received the final award of the evening for his film ‘Wake’. This was the second time this production had received acclaim, following on from a nomination he received from the Barnes Film Festival earlier in the year.

He said,” I was exploring a perspective on life in my film. There is a certain atmosphere at One that promotes the idea of taking risks and working collaboratively. It has definitely been influential on my development.”

A previous winner at The Roscars (Alfie Vaughan) went on to gain employment for a production company in London that has seen work on the Harry Potter franchise and a music video by The Chemical Brothers.