TWO students from King’s Ely Senior have secured a Highly Commended placing in a national competition after creating a short promotional film to tackle the issue of piracy in the UK film, TV and video industry.

Year 11 Film and Media students Charlie Gillett and Richard Taylor created the film to highlight why it’s important to choose official content over illegal downloads. The film shows a brief movie scene, which uses the backdrop of Ely Cathedral in the snow, and then the camera pans back to reveal a busy film crew and all of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.

The Be©reative national advertising challenge, which was hosted by Film Education, invited young people aged 11 to 19 from schools up and down the UK compete to create an original and inspirational advertising campaign which tackles the issue of piracy.

Head of Film and Media Studies, Steve Merrell, said: “Although the film is only 30 seconds long, hours of work went into the construction, music and editing.  I am very impressed with the work that the boys and their cast produced and it has been an inspiration to our other students. It is also a great start for Richard, who hopes to go into film making as a future career.”

You can see their film at

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