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Festival success for 'Passing Time'

We were delighted to hear that Brighton Film School alumni, Jack Sambrook, has had festival success with his Film Production BA (Hons) graduation film, 'Passing Time'. To date, with two nominations at the Rome Cine DOC and Monthly Film Festival.

We caught up with Jack to hear a bit more about 'Passing Time' and what he has been up to since graduating from Brighton Film School.

Hi Jack, tell us what Passing Time is about?

It's about the boredom that many people face in the mediocre 9-5 office job.

What were the challenges you faced in making this film?

Finding the right actors, and letting them bring something to the film. I had such a clear idea of what I wanted, but it was obvious that the best comedy came when we mixed things up and allowed room for other ideas.

How did your time at Brighton Film School help you with this film and your career?

Without Brighton Film School, we wouldn't have been able to make the film. With help in the budget, access to kit and thorough script development we were able to reach a professional standard. Even in post-production I was given masses of help in getting the film finished, including a sound design and a professional grade.

What are your plans for the future and what projects have you got coming up?

Although I've graduated from Brighton Film School, I will continue to make short films for a while. At the moment I'm in script development for my next project and hope to shoot it in September. When I'm ready, I'll write my first feature film.

If you could offer any advice to anyone considering Brighton Film School what would it be?

Go! If you think you know it all, you don't.

Brighton Film School is a specialist, independent training facility located in central Brighton. The school offers two 2-year HNC/HND (equivalent to the first two years of a degree) programmes in Filmmaking and Set Design for Film and TV, a third-year BA (Hons) Film Production Top-up Degree, as well as an industry recognised Cinematography and Directing Diploma and Set Design for Film and TV Diploma. Brighton Film School also offers evening classes inFilmmakingScreenwriting and Set Design, as well as courses for young filmmakers and Summer Schools.

For more information or to apply please visit www.brightonfilmschool.co.uk