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Legendary filmmakers face student quiz at COSMAT

A-level and BTEC film and media students quizzed an innovative film producer and director at the annual COSMAT film conference for students, sponsored by Brighton Film School and held at the Duke of York's cinema in Brighton.

On Friday 29th November, Stephen Woolley and Nigel Cole, producer and director respectively of the 2010 hit film 'Made in Dagenham' answered questions about their careers and told of their experiences working in the British and Hollywood film industry.

Stephen Woolley talked about his career producing films including The Company of Wolves (1984), Mona Lisa (1986), The Crying Game (1992), Interview with a Vampire (1994) and most recently vampire film Byzantium. He also spoke in depth on the role of the producer and setting up Palace Pictures in he 80's.

Nigel Cole hosted a question and answer session on his hit film 'Made in Dagenham', before a full screening of the movie and a 2nd session where he also spoke in depth about some of his other hit films including Calendar Girls (2003).

This year, COSMAT was sponsored by Brighton Film School which in the afternoon held an open day at the Sallis Benney Theatre to showcase their students films and display their fine filmmaking equipment.

Brighton Film School is a specialist training facility located in central Brighton. The school offers 2-year degree level programmes in Filmmaking HNC/HND, Art Direction and Production Design 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 for a course please  visit https://brightonfilmschool.co.uk/.