Welling students move a step closer to Hollywood dream

PUBLISHED: 11:22 25 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:22 25 July 2013

L-r: teacher Shaun Grimsly, Charlie Lilly, Harry Bagg, Matt Whittle, Matt Hibbert, technician Jack Hill

L-r: teacher Shaun Grimsly, Charlie Lilly, Harry Bagg, Matt Whittle, Matt Hibbert, technician Jack Hill


Four Welling School students were entered into a nationwide short film competition in Bradford to show off their work - as they took another step towards the Hollywood dream.

Charlie Lilly, Harry Bagg, Matt Whittle and Matt Hibbert travelled north on Friday (July 19) to the National Media Museum for the Co-Operative Film Festival after being encouraged to enter by teacher Shaun Grimsly, who left the school at the end of this academic year to pursue his own career in the film industry.

Harry said showing their horror film ‘Blood Culture’ in Bradford was a great experience and they received a lot of useful feedback.

He said: “It was a brilliant occasion to be part of. It was good to have people critique our film, we got to see other people’s short films and compare and contrast and we got to go on a tour around the museum.

“There were a few hiccups in production but we got there in the end.

“It’s made me want to go into the film industry even more. I really enjoying the editing side of filming so that’s something I’d look to go into.

The 17-year-old, who has one year left at the Elsa Road school and says he will look to go to university when he has completed his A-levels.

In total 74 short films, made by young people aged 22 or younger, were shown in Bradford.

Harry’s mum Wendy said: “I’m so proud of all the boys.

“It was quite a big competition and they all had a really good time.”

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