Art & Science of Film making - The International way
Having worked in a variety of roles in the UK film and TV industry over the last twenty five years, Mr. Colin Pons, Senior Lecturer – Film and Media Production, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, enthralled the Students of M11, with the experiences that he shared on March 18, 2016.
He spoke about the key elements of these roles which are the development, financing, production and mentoring of television, feature film and cross media productions. As a commissioner, Colin has identified and funded many award winning films and individuals.
He spoke about his role as Executive Producer at the BAFTA winning television drama "This Little Life" (Director Sarah Gavron) and the much acclaimed Feature Films "Acid House" (Director Paul McGuigan), "The Darkest Light" (Directors Simon Beaufoy and Bille Eltringham), "HUSH" (Director Mark Tonderai) "iLL Manors" (Director Ben Drew) and feature documentary "Zoned In" (Director) which won the New York film documentary award at the Tribeca film festival. Short films include BAFTA winners "Shadowscan" (Director Tinge Krishnan), "My Wrongs # 8245-8249 & 117" (Director Chris Morris) and the much acclaimed "Kissed By Angels" (documentary Director Daniela Zanzotto), Hands Solo (Director William Mager) and Cannes nominated "Better or Worse" (Director Jocelyn Cammack).
Mr. Collin Pons was accompanied by Dr. Brian Hamilton-Tweedale – Head of Department, Media Arts and Communication, Sheffield Hallam University. Dr Brian answered an lot of queries of the students regarding film studies. Both the guest faculties were impressed by the interactive students and also the traditional welcome and hospitality accorded to them.