A film-making star is born...
A PORTISHEAD film student has won a prestigious award at a ceremony at London’s Leicester Square Odeon.
Former Gordano School pupil Sophie Alicia Shaw picked up the award for the Best Film Made By Over 13s at the star-studded First Light Awards on March 15.
The 19-year-old says she is delighted and it was one of the most exciting experiences she has ever had.
She said: “I was surrounded by inspiring people from great directors such as Sir Alan Parker and Sam Mendes to incredible actors and actresses including Miranda Hart, Hugh Dennis, Tom Hiddleston and Tamsin Greig.
“The judges panel consisted of some of the biggest names in the industry such as Daniel Craig, Terry Gilliam, Sienna Miller and Nick Frost. It really was awesome.”
You may also want to watch:
Sophie is one of a small group of students involved in making The Box, a film that presents a dramatic observation of family life. It involves a father struggling to find work during a recession and is shot in a living room, centred around the television .
The award was presented by actor and writer Ralf Little and actress Michelle Ryan.
- 1 Eco-friendly grocer to open in Portishead High Street next week
- 2 Funding boost set to improve Clevedon Marine Lake and Salthouse Fields
- 3 Somerset pub could be demolished despite failure of homes bid
- 4 Blind man suffers leg injury in Nailsea pavement collapse
- 5 VIDEO: Police release CCTV footage after Nailsea graffiti damage
- 6 Hundreds expected at gatherings to oppose possible development around Weston Big Wood
- 7 Clevedon CC captain Lintott selected by Southern Brave to play in The Hundred
- 8 Charming period house with stunning conservatory
- 9 Clevedon Marine Lake drained for 'high bacteria levels'
- 10 Road closure in force for five nights on A370 next week
The film was judged and reviewed by Paul Greengrass, director of The Bourne Ultimatum, and Misfits’ Iwan Rheon, against three other films from Birmingham, London and Dundee.
It was the 10th anniversary of the First Light Awards Ceremony run by the chairman of First Light, Barbara Broccoli OBE, and sponsored by Empire Magazine. The ceremony was hosted by Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw.
The winning film in each category is to be screened prior to the start of feature films in cinemas all over the UK.
Sophie added: “All of us involved with The Box are incredibly proud, especially as for most of us this is our first short film.
“It’s amazing to think that we can share our work with others and I look forward to keep on working in the film industry.”