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Brighton Film School welcomes Director and Writing team behind feature film “Snow in Paradise”

Brighton Film School recently welcomed two key creatives behind the British film “Snow in Paradise” (2014) First time Director Andrew Hulme and Actor/Writer Martin Askew spoke with students on the Filmmaking HND and Film Production BA (Hons) course at the new filmmaker’s facility on London Road, Brighton.

“Snow in Paradise” is the critically acclaimed film set in London, and about the life of Martin Askew, who is born into an East End crime family and becomes a born-again Muslim. The film looks to present a different side to Islam ‘that people don’t normally see, it’s all become so political and aggressive’. Covering a wide range of topics during their talk, Hulme and Askew spoke in depth on issues such as funding, distribution, and official selection at the prestigious Festival de Cannes 2014, and making a feature on a limited budget (less than £1 million). Martin Askew also shared more stories about his fascinating life on which this film is based upon.

Writer/Actor Martin Askew said:

“It was great to come and speak to the students and meet the next generation of filmmakers. There are fantastic opportunities here for aspiring British filmmakers and we will be back in the future”.

Head of School Gary Barber said:

“Andrew Hulme and Martin Askew are fantastic filmmakers with an inspirational story to tell; the manner they financed their film, their creative influences and life story and the subsequent critical acclaim that Snow in Paradise received. We thank them for their time given.”

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 Set Design for Film and TV HNC/HND, 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 in Filmmaking, Screenwriting 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