Monday, 24 March 2008
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
It was with great sadness that, following a tragic car accident, Kaya passed away on the 27th February. While I hadn't seen her for some time, I have fond memories of the week I spent with her and Thembi, repping at the adidas football tournament in Ayia Napa. My respect, however, lay with her ability to hustle; starting her own company, juggling her degree in maths with partying, making the calendar, taking ethnic models into mainstream media, keeping a smile on her face in spite of the hate and jealousy that came with her lifestyle, success and growing profile. Perhaps If we all spent more time looking at ourselves, we could end up happier before we too depart.
Condolences to all the family - what a beautiful send off. The sun may have set but it's still shining x
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Thursday, 13 March 2008
Dannyelle and Mervin get dressed up...
Future Film Festival
A FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMMED BY YOUNG PEOPLE
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
The BFI has launched a new and unique initiative inviting a group of young people to programme their own film festival. The result is an exciting weekend of screenings, events and workshops at BFI Southbank on 15 & 16 March. The Future Film Festival has been programmed by a team of 16-23 year olds who want to take control of how they are seen on our screens. Tickets are free or just £2 making this a truly accessible event for all young people.
The festival presents the big screen premiere of WEST 10 LDN (2008), a hard-hitting urban drama from the team behind the controversial hit Kidulthood (2006). This new, made-for-TV drama shows a slice of life on a London Council estate. Son of Rambow (2008) also enjoys a special preview at the festival. This exciting new film from Garth Jennings, the director of Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), is a comedy which follows two boys with a video camera and big ambitions. Following the screening cast and crew will be on hand to answer questions from the audience.
Programmer Sarah Marchesi, aged 17, was keen the festival offered “a different perspective of young people” as she is tired of seeing young people painted as criminals and delinquents. Young People and the Media is an event which offers audiences a platform to debate how they are represented on screen with those working in the media. Topics will include why the ‘happy-slapping’ and ‘hoody-wearing’ British youth depicted in drama and on the news, is not one that the majority of young people actually relate to.
The festival will provide practical advice for those who are interested in getting into the film and television industries. In the Animation Workshop and Scriptwriting Workshop young people have the rare opportunity to hear advice directly from those working in these specific fields. Getting started in Film-making will tell you all you need to know to start making your own film, while The Pitch will see media professionals reviewing a selection of short films made by young people, highlighting the positives and offering constructive advice on how they can be improved.
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Dannyelle and Lewis let off shots
Make Your Own Mini Classic for the chance to win IMAX tickets
Re-shoot a major film in a few minutes. Pick up your videophone or video camera, grab some mates and give your take on a movie of your choice.
Send your entries to Youtube.com/futureflmfestival alternatively to email@example.com as either a hyperlink or via www.yousendit.com DO NOT SEND FILES VIA E-MAIL along with your full name, phone number and age.
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