The following young film makers have been selected through open submissions process with the ICA to make films in the second round:
– Ruda Santos, 18, is a BFI Film Academy alumni. He’s currently working freelance as a commercial & music video director and is in development with his first feature film.
– Soren Harrison and Amir Hossain, 17, are a pair of teenagers in London who like to make colourful things, make movies and make their friends look cool. They discuss their experience of making her film here
– Léna Lewis-King, 17, is a filmmaker and artist, currently studying Art Foundation. She uses film as a way to visualise subconscious archetypes, dream spaces and the surreal by combining live action with animation. Léna is also interested in the intuitive processes behind art and film. She is the first participant whose film Untitled Sequence is currently being broadcast on Channel 4 Random Acts. Lena discusses her experience of making her film here
– Morgan Jones, 18, is a Fine Art student studying at Goldsmiths University, specialising in installation, sound and film. He hopes to further hone his skills in conceptual narrative filmmaking and integrate a career in film with his fine art practice.
– Nazeerah Muhammed, 16, has studied media at Hackney Community College for one year. She has discovered a keen interest in filmmaking and is carrying on with a level 3 in creative media next academic year. She enjoys the way film can re-interpret the way we see things.
These young people completed SPACE’s Stop Play Record programme and gained Arts Awards, Bronze level, in partnership with Hackney Community College:
– Jamie Grant
– Jordan Roberts
– Fahim Ali
– David Onen
– Jay Young
– Sean Bolger
– Chandace Brown
– Ash’don Houston
– Nazeerah Muhammad
– Marika Turek
Film professionals and artists Larry Achiampong, David Blandy, Gabi Norland, Yan Murawski, Lena Nix, Elan Gamaker worked with the participants.
STOP PLAY RECORD forms part of a joint initiative between Arts Council England and Channel 4, which sees the Institute of Contemporary Arts lead a London Network, in partnership with, the Chisenhale Gallery, DAZED, Kingston University and SPACE to provide a range of activities across the capital.