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Students rock at Fresher’s week Open Mic Night

Brighton Film School students from across the 1st year Filmmaking HNC turned our film set into a stage, for the inaugural open mic night at Brighton Film School.

The evening was compered by Head of School Gary Barber, with special guest appearances from professional musicians Tim Boat and Sentimental Punk – whom have a longstanding relationship with the film school and offer creative collaborations with students on their music video projects.

Students, staff and professionals played through the evening to a crowd of over 25, but it was the newly formed ‘Hugh Mungus’, a three-piece band made up of Filmmaking HNC students, Chloe Kelly, Luke Perrett and Alexander Dobson, who stole the show.

Tim Boat said afterwards:

“I thought the band and the lead singer of ‘Hugh Mungus’ was great. Despite only knowing each other as a band for a day, they wouldn’t have looked out of place on one of Brighton’s regular open mic nights against more established bands.”.

Head of School Gary Barber said:

“It was great to have a creative social event and to meet all our new students. It feels like a really creative and motivated new-year group and I am really looking forward to seeing their work.

The Open Mic Night brought together students from across all groups to socialise and develop creative connections. Here’s to the next Open Mic Night!”


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