Former Pupil and Budding Film Producer Returns for Film Night

An Old Ellesmerian visited the School recently for its annual Film Night and gave pupils the opportunity to watch his latest film.

To the delight of the Head of Media, Zoe Fisher, former pupil, Christopher Bevan, accepted her invitation to show his latest film in the Arts Centre. The moving film, Pink Flora Collection, has been nominated for the Best Documentary at the National Student Film Festival that will take place in London next month. It was much enjoyed by the pupils.

Having been brought up in Shrewsbury, Christopher joined the School in Year 9 and was introduced to filming in 2005, when he joined the Sixth Form. As an A Level student, his passion for film making came from many a fulfilling activities afternoon behind a camera around the School.  Now in his 3rd year at the University of Derby, studying Film and Video Production, Christopher, has recently been accepted onto the prestigious National Youth Film Academy course taking place next month in Manchester. Funded by the British Film Institute, with the aim to nurture the next generation of the Countrys prominent film makers, Chris is just 1 of 4 directors from the North of England to have been chosen to participate in this course.

When not studying for his degree, Christopher spends time running and developing his own film production company, YSP Media, which he set-up whilst still at School, and also to successfully fund raise over 2,000 from international supporters of the Arts and help fund a new film which he is currently directing and producing.

Christopher commented, It is wonderful to return to my former school where my interest  in making films first began and which was so successfully nurtured by inspirational mentors. Without the encouragement received at Ellesmere, I would not be in the fortunate position today to be pursuing a career in the film industry.

Zoe Fisher, Head of Media, added, I am confident that Christophers passion for film-making and creative flair, combined with his business acumen, will certainly help him to be successful within the world of film-making. We all wish him well and look forward to hear of his future successes

From left to right are: Perri Rowe, Amelia Morris, Jennifer Pegg, Chris Bevan, Molly Venner and Amanda Cauchi

19th March 2012  Back to News