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Award winning filmmaker visits Brighton Film School

Brighton Film School welcomed the award-winning Director, Producer and Camera Operator Andy Heathcote, who visited to talk about his industry experiences to the Filmmaking HND students.

Andy Heathcote Directed, Produced and filmed The Moo Man (2013), which has recently been screened at the Sundance Film Festival and received a cinema distribution. The film, The Moo Man, is a documentary on the challenges faced in the British dairy farming industry and focuses on Farmer Stephen Hook as he chooses to have a great relationship with a small herd of cows, shunning the big supermarkets and dairies that dominate the industry.

The Moo Man was a self funded project with a plan to shoot and edit over a calendar year. It actually took four years before the film premier in an East Sussex cinema. The HND group discussed their own documentary ideas, Kick Starter as a model to fund production and distribution as well as questions about technical issues surrounding the production.

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, as well as an industry recognised Cinematography and Directing Diploma. Brighton Film School also offers evening classes in Filmmaking, Screenwriting, 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/.