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Film student blooms at media festival

Maisie Jeynes 24th May, 2017

A BUDDING film director has received a national award celebrating his cinematic prowess.

Alexander Eves received the Best Director–Drama prize at the Royal Television Society’s Young People’s Media Festival in Sunderland.

The 19 year-old, who studies creative media at Stratford College, was stunned to hear his short film Bloom received such a prestigious award.

He said: “I was so surprised to hear I’d won. The standard of competition from the other nominees was incredibly high.”

Bloom, which was created as part of Alex’s college course, chronicles the life of a man living as the last human on Earth. Despite the difficulties he faces, he realises he actually leads a happier existence now he’s detached from the trappings of modern culture and technology.

Alex explained: “I was initially inspired by a video I watched on social media which discussed the detrimental effect that mobile phones have on people.

“I’d already created a film trailer for the story as part of a previous project, and I decided that I wanted to expand on that idea.”

The young director is currently putting together a portfolio of his work, and hopes to pursue a career in the film industry.

He added: “I’ve learnt so much throughout the process of making Bloom. I’m excited about getting started on my next project and seeing if it gets noticed at any future festivals.”

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Alexander Eves – Bloom


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