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Alumni film set to premiere - Home for Christmas

Brighton Film School alumni, Jamie Patterson, is the writer director of a new British Rom-Com 'Home for Christmas' which was filmed in Brighton and set to premiere on December 4th at Duke of Yorks cinema in Brighton.

The film has a great cast including April Pearson (Skins), Karl Davies (Game of Thrones), Lucy Griffiths (True Blood) and Derren Nesbitt (Where Eagles Dare) and a great soundtrack too, featuring unsigned artists from Brighton including Time for T and Kitten and the Hip who recently appeared on The X Factor.

Jamie said:

The film was microbudget and we're actually self distributing it through Picturehouse's Ourscreen strand. We'll be Touring round the UK with the film, opening in Notting Hill on the 5th and playing in Bristol, Swansea, Oxford, Southampton and Norwich as well as three more dates in London.

The film is described as: The cool and quirky Brighton we know and love comes to life in this modern day fairytale, complete with laughs, romance and fancy dress.   ‘Home for Christmas’ tells the story of 24-year-old Beth Prince (April Pearson) whose fairy tale ending is yet to complete her current love story. Beth is keen to have her happily ever after and takes the matter into her own hands, but soon wishes she hadn’t.

Jamie Paterson is a graduate of Brighton Film School's Cinematography and Directing Diploma.


Brighton Film School is a specialist, independent training facility located in central Brighton. The school offers 2-year degree level programmes in Filmmaking HNC/HND and Art Direction and Production Design HNC/HND, as well as an industry recognised Cinematography and Directing Diploma. Brighton Film School also offers evening classes inFilmmakingScreenwriting, Art Direction and Editing as well as courses for young filmmakers and Summer School. For more information or to apply please visit https://brightonfilmschool.co.uk/.