Two talented media students have been wowing international audiences with their independent film ‘Something Blue’. Jonny Crawford, previously at Weydon School, and Joe Johnson, previously at Stepping Stones School travelled to the Cinequest Film Festival in March to screen their piece in front of other industry professionals. The annual independent film festival is held each March in San Jose, California and bills itself as showcasing ‘premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology—empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences. Cinequest has led the world in its showcase and implementation of the innovations that have revolutionized film making, exhibition and distribution.’
‘Something Blue’ was written and directed by Joe Johnson and produced by Joe and Jonny in collaboration. Another Alton College alumni Jacob Davies, previously at Robert May’s School helped with the cinematography. The film has been screened at another fourteen festivals both locally and internationally. The story begins with an increasingly heated conversation over breakfast which begins to dismantle a married couple’s long-lasting, seemingly healthy relationship full of history, love and melancholia. The film features West End actress Pippa Winslow and Ric Law and won the BFI Into Film ‘Film of the Month’ in November. To read an interview with Joe and watch the film, click here.
Both Joe and Jonny are planning on going to Queen Mary University of London after College to study film.
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