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The Final Cut

Coventry University Media Production 2013


welcome Welcome to the 2013 Media Production Degree Show catalogue. This year has been an incredibly exciting one for students and the diversity of work in the show reflects this well. Comprising a wide-range of highquality drama and documentary work produced around the world, there is something here for everybody. We hope you enjoy it. Steve Dawkins Course Director, Media Production Coventry School of Art and Design

“The bar is set high so we’re pushing it higher.”


Forging our own identities in a climate such as the frenetic, clustered one we find ourselves in today can be daunting and challenging, particularly as newcomers into the media industry. Having a unique voice is something I have strived for since first picking up a camera and admittedly, I am still working towards that. I am an avid consumer of music and film; the hybridity of the two is something I take great care and interest in. What I aim for with my productions is a profound sense of identity that will resonate with audiences in the same way the process of filmmaking resonates with me. By crafting honest, striking and memorable pieces of film, it is my sole intention to push the boundaries of my creative output in order to find my voice and progress as an artist.

Film is real life and beautiful magic, And I am ready to become a magician.

Michael Abley

Luke Arthur


Forging our own identities in a climate such as the frenetic, clustered one we find ourselves in today can be daunting and challenging, particularly as newcomers into the media industry. Having a unique voice is something I have strived for since first picking up a camera and admittedly, I am still working towards that. I am an avid consumer of music and film; the hybridity of the two is something I take great care and interest in. What I aim for with my productions is a profound sense of identity that will resonate with audiences in the same way the process of filmmaking resonates with me. By crafting honest, striking and memorable pieces of film, it is my sole intention to push the boundaries of my creative output in order to find my voice and progress as an artist.

Film is real life and beautiful magic, And I am ready to become a magician.

Michael Abley

Luke Arthur


‘The World in Red & White’ is a documentary film exploring the international supporters of Arsenal Football Cub and has been filmed in both Switzerland and The Philippines. The film for me is a representation of what it means to be a fan, both in front and behind the camera, in these really fascinating times.

I have always felt the need and the urge to create. Whether it was music, photography or film, I love creating new and exciting work that fuels my passion as a media producer.

“True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist” Albert Einstein

Arsenal Football Club has huge global support and is actively involved in some amazing things. Supporters from around the world commit so much of their lives to a club, which they are so informed and passionate about – this film offers to give an insight into some of these fan bases.

I am someone who drives a project forward and understands the importance of teamwork. Throughout all my productions my main aim is to be original. This enables me to put a fresh perspective on things. These attributes, along with the experience I have gained has given me perspective on roles I want to undertake as a career, such as a producer.

The film in its context fits into the landscape as part of the most forward thinking fan bases globally. Supporters around the world are creating some really exciting products from blogs to podcasts and video content. ‘The World in Red & White’ aims to push these boundaries yet further.

I have a huge desire to succeed in this industry, specifically in broadcast and I feel that my key personal traits such as my drive, energy and enthusiasm will only help me in achieving that goal.

Daniel Atkinson

Dean Atkinson


‘The World in Red & White’ is a documentary film exploring the international supporters of Arsenal Football Cub and has been filmed in both Switzerland and The Philippines. The film for me is a representation of what it means to be a fan, both in front and behind the camera, in these really fascinating times.

I have always felt the need and the urge to create. Whether it was music, photography or film, I love creating new and exciting work that fuels my passion as a media producer.

“True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist” Albert Einstein

Arsenal Football Club has huge global support and is actively involved in some amazing things. Supporters from around the world commit so much of their lives to a club, which they are so informed and passionate about – this film offers to give an insight into some of these fan bases.

I am someone who drives a project forward and understands the importance of teamwork. Throughout all my productions my main aim is to be original. This enables me to put a fresh perspective on things. These attributes, along with the experience I have gained has given me perspective on roles I want to undertake as a career, such as a producer.

The film in its context fits into the landscape as part of the most forward thinking fan bases globally. Supporters around the world are creating some really exciting products from blogs to podcasts and video content. ‘The World in Red & White’ aims to push these boundaries yet further.

I have a huge desire to succeed in this industry, specifically in broadcast and I feel that my key personal traits such as my drive, energy and enthusiasm will only help me in achieving that goal.

Daniel Atkinson

Dean Atkinson


I am a strong observer of the world around me and am intrigued as to how no two people have the completely same aspect on life. I strive to produce work that not only captures the viewer but shows my personal opinions subtlety through my music, my film works, and my art. I believe documentary captures its viewers like no other, and can show personal feelings and personal experiences in such individual ways not two pieces are ever the same.

They call me media man! Why? Because when it comes to media I have a certain set of skills that you require. I have been involved in many productions over the years varying from student film to commercial videos and professional projects but now on my completion of my degree I plan to keep moving forward and earn my place as a highranking media producer. Since my time at Coventry University I have learned that the Media Industry is a fun, vibrant place I want to work in.

I am very much intrigued in the stories of others, and the way in which they effect individuals in the present day. In my current work, ‘On Point’ I explore the changes in the music industry over recent years, visiting vinyl shops across the country presenting how personal and important record’s are in the world’s music history and to every music lover. I plan to gain a lot of personal feelings on the subjects surrounding piracy and new producers, from music lovers and experts in the field both young and old.

With knowledge learned such as pre-production skills, camera operating, directing, producing, sound operating, editing and much, much more I know I will become the best Media Practitioner I can become and have a long a varied career in any field I find myself.

Charlotte Bacchiochi

Thomas Barnes


I am a strong observer of the world around me and am intrigued as to how no two people have the completely same aspect on life. I strive to produce work that not only captures the viewer but shows my personal opinions subtlety through my music, my film works, and my art. I believe documentary captures its viewers like no other, and can show personal feelings and personal experiences in such individual ways not two pieces are ever the same.

They call me media man! Why? Because when it comes to media I have a certain set of skills that you require. I have been involved in many productions over the years varying from student film to commercial videos and professional projects but now on my completion of my degree I plan to keep moving forward and earn my place as a highranking media producer. Since my time at Coventry University I have learned that the Media Industry is a fun, vibrant place I want to work in.

I am very much intrigued in the stories of others, and the way in which they effect individuals in the present day. In my current work, ‘On Point’ I explore the changes in the music industry over recent years, visiting vinyl shops across the country presenting how personal and important record’s are in the world’s music history and to every music lover. I plan to gain a lot of personal feelings on the subjects surrounding piracy and new producers, from music lovers and experts in the field both young and old.

With knowledge learned such as pre-production skills, camera operating, directing, producing, sound operating, editing and much, much more I know I will become the best Media Practitioner I can become and have a long a varied career in any field I find myself.

Charlotte Bacchiochi

Thomas Barnes


My love for film became apparent during the early stages of my education. I enjoy creating media as much as I love consuming it. I’ve discovered new ways of portraying my vision in film by studying the wider region of media. The degree has helped nurture my creative skills to realize its true meaning and it’s power to inform and advise.

Until recently, I only ever had a general interest in media, but now I know my real passion is to direct. I started off with very little knowledge of production skills and now I have gained a wide knowledge and range of production skills through the diverse projects I have worked on to become a more confident media practitioner.

My knowledge of technology has assisted my development as a filmmaker to personify the true meaning of great story telling. My project showcases my ability to step outside the bubble and into a new domain to explore different areas within media.

Over the last three years I have had opportunities to develop as a director to a professional standard. I have gained experience in both short and feature films. Directing films has become the key to my creativity, which allows me to narrate stories visually. I will continue to use the skills that I have gained to marking my place in the world of directing.

The course has taken me on a challenging voyage. A journey that I’ve enjoyed, and will continue to pursue…

Amrit Bhachu

Mahinder Bhachu


My love for film became apparent during the early stages of my education. I enjoy creating media as much as I love consuming it. I’ve discovered new ways of portraying my vision in film by studying the wider region of media. The degree has helped nurture my creative skills to realize its true meaning and it’s power to inform and advise.

Until recently, I only ever had a general interest in media, but now I know my real passion is to direct. I started off with very little knowledge of production skills and now I have gained a wide knowledge and range of production skills through the diverse projects I have worked on to become a more confident media practitioner.

My knowledge of technology has assisted my development as a filmmaker to personify the true meaning of great story telling. My project showcases my ability to step outside the bubble and into a new domain to explore different areas within media.

Over the last three years I have had opportunities to develop as a director to a professional standard. I have gained experience in both short and feature films. Directing films has become the key to my creativity, which allows me to narrate stories visually. I will continue to use the skills that I have gained to marking my place in the world of directing.

The course has taken me on a challenging voyage. A journey that I’ve enjoyed, and will continue to pursue…

Amrit Bhachu

Mahinder Bhachu


I’ve always tried to look at the world from a different approach, from more than one angle and notice things others do not. Filmmaking is a format in which I can achieve this. It lets me delve into a situation and explore it through the eyes of a camera.

“You see but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.” Sherlock Holmes My ambivalence concerning the image of the human body  has led me to produce images that have developed through observing life and people,  accessing hidden knowledge through explorations of our body and through the ways it is captured and viewed. It is the artist in me that seeks to express these concerns that are truthful as well as exciting and provocative.

An insatiable hunger for the world of films and exploration through the plethora of remarkable stories captured in cinematic and television history keeps my scorching desire to be part of the filmmaking process alive. Experiences and memories of watching movies and television programmes and working on them myself are what have given me a spectrum of skills and knowledge to invest into a future career. One must always remember the harmonious connection between a filmmaker and their audiences in the capricious world of media.

Although I don’t know where I’m heading right now, I know my drive and desire to learn will lead me to where I want to be.

Alex Blaikie

Helena Borthwick


I’ve always tried to look at the world from a different approach, from more than one angle and notice things others do not. Filmmaking is a format in which I can achieve this. It lets me delve into a situation and explore it through the eyes of a camera.

“You see but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.” Sherlock Holmes My ambivalence concerning the image of the human body  has led me to produce images that have developed through observing life and people,  accessing hidden knowledge through explorations of our body and through the ways it is captured and viewed. It is the artist in me that seeks to express these concerns that are truthful as well as exciting and provocative.

An insatiable hunger for the world of films and exploration through the plethora of remarkable stories captured in cinematic and television history keeps my scorching desire to be part of the filmmaking process alive. Experiences and memories of watching movies and television programmes and working on them myself are what have given me a spectrum of skills and knowledge to invest into a future career. One must always remember the harmonious connection between a filmmaker and their audiences in the capricious world of media.

Although I don’t know where I’m heading right now, I know my drive and desire to learn will lead me to where I want to be.

Alex Blaikie

Helena Borthwick


I create Short Film and Creative Web Content. As a film maker, I am primarily experienced in Directing, Scriptwriting and Camera Work. Having a strong eye for cinematography, I am continually striving to cultivate and discover my own unique style. I make films and create ideas that can encourage an audience to think differently about themes such as life, death and romance. Presently I am taking steps to set up and run my own Production Company, Creeping Sun Productions.

Camera in hand or not, my time studying at the university has been a journey of self-discovery to say the least. The knowledge and skills in which I have developed during the past 3 years have witnessed me transform from a keen enthusiast to a budding professional. As I embarked on a variety of exciting projects, I swiftly discovered that I had strong technical ability in practical, hands on scenarios. My enjoyment of my work encouraged me to further myself, expressing a keen involvement in projects other than my own.

Film is very dream like in its montages of images and sounds suggesting ideas to an expectant audience. I believe The World of Night is the film I’ve wanted to make for a long time, growing out of my interest in the phenomenon of lucid dreaming. I like to create character driven work and so having an interesting protagonist, in which an audience can connect with, is therefore important to me.

My catalogue of work is ever flourishing, not only in terms of quantity but of quality too. As I leave Coventry, I am looking forward to perusing a prosperous and engaging future as an independent film maker.

Matt Burns

Aaron Cawrey


I create Short Film and Creative Web Content. As a film maker, I am primarily experienced in Directing, Scriptwriting and Camera Work. Having a strong eye for cinematography, I am continually striving to cultivate and discover my own unique style. I make films and create ideas that can encourage an audience to think differently about themes such as life, death and romance. Presently I am taking steps to set up and run my own Production Company, Creeping Sun Productions.

Camera in hand or not, my time studying at the university has been a journey of self-discovery to say the least. The knowledge and skills in which I have developed during the past 3 years have witnessed me transform from a keen enthusiast to a budding professional. As I embarked on a variety of exciting projects, I swiftly discovered that I had strong technical ability in practical, hands on scenarios. My enjoyment of my work encouraged me to further myself, expressing a keen involvement in projects other than my own.

Film is very dream like in its montages of images and sounds suggesting ideas to an expectant audience. I believe The World of Night is the film I’ve wanted to make for a long time, growing out of my interest in the phenomenon of lucid dreaming. I like to create character driven work and so having an interesting protagonist, in which an audience can connect with, is therefore important to me.

My catalogue of work is ever flourishing, not only in terms of quantity but of quality too. As I leave Coventry, I am looking forward to perusing a prosperous and engaging future as an independent film maker.

Matt Burns

Aaron Cawrey


Since I was a teenager, I have been fascinated whilst engaging in new life experiences. I left to study film abroad at the age of 18 and since then, living independently and growing up in different cultures has inspired my artwork in many ways. My influences are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience.

I’ve been studying Media for the past six years and have been constantly developing as a Media Producer. Starting from the age of sixteen, I was first introduced to the practical side of the industry, as well as the theory. My pathway from college and the experiences I have developed have driven me to be more creative, innovative and unique. Trial and error has been important in my work and progression of my skills and abilities. My Final Major Project is called ‘The Art of Wrestling’ which is a personal journal that takes the audience into the mind and soul of people involved in the world of Professional Wrestling. My Documentary shows how sports entertainers work together to perform something entertaining for the audience. My Project delivers a sense of different emotions between a real life person and their on-screen character.

In the last four years, my media degree has taken me in places like Tenerife, India, France or China and helped me gain different experiences, both good and bad, in creating various media related pieces. My latest work evolved from my serious desire to discover the Chinese cultural environment. The film is a short drama, which explores the relationship between the emotional memories of a Chinese opera singer and the sociocultural issues in contemporary China. To reach my goal to direct feature films for a living I will continue to do various forms of media until I become more experienced, skilled and well established in the international film industry.

Anca Chifor

Adam D’Souza


Since I was a teenager, I have been fascinated whilst engaging in new life experiences. I left to study film abroad at the age of 18 and since then, living independently and growing up in different cultures has inspired my artwork in many ways. My influences are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience.

I’ve been studying Media for the past six years and have been constantly developing as a Media Producer. Starting from the age of sixteen, I was first introduced to the practical side of the industry, as well as the theory. My pathway from college and the experiences I have developed have driven me to be more creative, innovative and unique. Trial and error has been important in my work and progression of my skills and abilities. My Final Major Project is called ‘The Art of Wrestling’ which is a personal journal that takes the audience into the mind and soul of people involved in the world of Professional Wrestling. My Documentary shows how sports entertainers work together to perform something entertaining for the audience. My Project delivers a sense of different emotions between a real life person and their on-screen character.

In the last four years, my media degree has taken me in places like Tenerife, India, France or China and helped me gain different experiences, both good and bad, in creating various media related pieces. My latest work evolved from my serious desire to discover the Chinese cultural environment. The film is a short drama, which explores the relationship between the emotional memories of a Chinese opera singer and the sociocultural issues in contemporary China. To reach my goal to direct feature films for a living I will continue to do various forms of media until I become more experienced, skilled and well established in the international film industry.

Anca Chifor

Adam D’Souza


My passion as a filmmaker is to show the world the important things they miss in everyday life, to open their eyes to the things they would normally pass by.

At the tender age of 14, the path to where I am today began, after saving a years worth of paper round money, I finally bought the camera I had always wanted, purely to produce content and films to fuel my passion for filmmaking. In the 7 years since, I have travelled the long and winding road of the media industry and it has taken me to places I only dreamed of when I was 14, from shooting a short in the harsh climates of the Icelandic mountains to working at the number 1 rated production company in the UK for 2 years.

My creativity is a reflection of my desire to capture life through my own eyes and show my vision to the rest of the world. I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone into diverse situations to explore the hidden, but important, details around me. In The Natural Route I am looking to convey the kinds of beauty that exist in the most natural places and to show how something so simple as the naked body has so much cultural power.

Looking back at the past 7 years I am so happy with where I have got to and what I have achieved, and knowing that this is only the first step on to the ladder in to the industry makes it so much more exciting.

Exploring the variety that the world has to offer is something that I will continue to explore in my future work.

Jessica Dash

James Dove


My passion as a filmmaker is to show the world the important things they miss in everyday life, to open their eyes to the things they would normally pass by.

At the tender age of 14, the path to where I am today began, after saving a years worth of paper round money, I finally bought the camera I had always wanted, purely to produce content and films to fuel my passion for filmmaking. In the 7 years since, I have travelled the long and winding road of the media industry and it has taken me to places I only dreamed of when I was 14, from shooting a short in the harsh climates of the Icelandic mountains to working at the number 1 rated production company in the UK for 2 years.

My creativity is a reflection of my desire to capture life through my own eyes and show my vision to the rest of the world. I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone into diverse situations to explore the hidden, but important, details around me. In The Natural Route I am looking to convey the kinds of beauty that exist in the most natural places and to show how something so simple as the naked body has so much cultural power.

Looking back at the past 7 years I am so happy with where I have got to and what I have achieved, and knowing that this is only the first step on to the ladder in to the industry makes it so much more exciting.

Exploring the variety that the world has to offer is something that I will continue to explore in my future work.

Jessica Dash

James Dove


I have a true passion for advertising and marketing and impact that it creates. I could not think of any other profession that I would be comfortable working in; it is what I understand, what I know and what I enjoy.

Studying Media Production has meant that my imagination has been able to take flight and my journey through the variety of media paths has helped me choose which road I wish to pursue for my future career. Producing projects is where my heart lies at now that we have come to the end of the course. Media is a great passion of mine. I feel that television is where I intend to take my career into the future. An inspirational quote I live by is “everything happens for a reason”. Over my life I have had many different ideas for careers, but eventually I found my love for media from the very first moment I experienced it in what feels like, and probably is, many years ago.

“Your brand is formed primarily, not by what your company says about itself, but what the company does” Jeff Bezos Working with Teens Unite has shown me that this is what I am meant to do. I want to show people the work that charities and companies like this do. Working alongside Teens Unite has encouraged me to contact other charities not only about marketing the work that they do for people but also volunteering with them to make others aware. I want to create the same impact and inspiration that advertising has given me through my future work in the advertising and marketing industry.

Sophie Ely

Gemma English


I have a true passion for advertising and marketing and impact that it creates. I could not think of any other profession that I would be comfortable working in; it is what I understand, what I know and what I enjoy.

Studying Media Production has meant that my imagination has been able to take flight and my journey through the variety of media paths has helped me choose which road I wish to pursue for my future career. Producing projects is where my heart lies at now that we have come to the end of the course. Media is a great passion of mine. I feel that television is where I intend to take my career into the future. An inspirational quote I live by is “everything happens for a reason”. Over my life I have had many different ideas for careers, but eventually I found my love for media from the very first moment I experienced it in what feels like, and probably is, many years ago.

“Your brand is formed primarily, not by what your company says about itself, but what the company does” Jeff Bezos Working with Teens Unite has shown me that this is what I am meant to do. I want to show people the work that charities and companies like this do. Working alongside Teens Unite has encouraged me to contact other charities not only about marketing the work that they do for people but also volunteering with them to make others aware. I want to create the same impact and inspiration that advertising has given me through my future work in the advertising and marketing industry.

Sophie Ely

Gemma English


“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.� Rita Mae Brown

As a media producer I observe, comment and reflect on the world around me with the work I produce. My love of cinema stems from a childhood spent immersed in the realms of film that has urged me to create my own.

expressed that without confidence in yourself, success is not possible. As a beginning artist, finding as many opportunities as possible is essential to further expand my skills and experience in an area I feel strongly passionate about. By producing new content whether its short films or documentaries, I would be able to give my ideas life and share it with others. Throughout the last three years, I have found the role of producer and camera operator fascinating; from planting a seed in pre-production, to watching the progress unravel through a camera lens. Filming in far locations with a very tight schedule, such as in Iceland and Glasgow, has taught me how to trust my instincts as a media practitioner, and realise my capability when working under pressure and therefore feel confident to continue producing new content.

After meandering through education for the first 18 years of my life I was left with no option but to side step in to a college course. This decision turned my life around and changed my attitude towards education for the better. Now as a more focused individual I take my inspiration from an amalgamation of personal experience and research to manipulate the line between fantasy and reality in order to explore issues that may be hard to convey through conventional channels such as grief, alienation, and anxiety. Upon graduating I hope to continue making films that challenge and surprise audiences by creating realistic stories with an offbeat twist.

Emma Fielder

Madelin Flores-Solorzano


“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.� Rita Mae Brown

As a media producer I observe, comment and reflect on the world around me with the work I produce. My love of cinema stems from a childhood spent immersed in the realms of film that has urged me to create my own.

expressed that without confidence in yourself, success is not possible. As a beginning artist, finding as many opportunities as possible is essential to further expand my skills and experience in an area I feel strongly passionate about. By producing new content whether its short films or documentaries, I would be able to give my ideas life and share it with others. Throughout the last three years, I have found the role of producer and camera operator fascinating; from planting a seed in pre-production, to watching the progress unravel through a camera lens. Filming in far locations with a very tight schedule, such as in Iceland and Glasgow, has taught me how to trust my instincts as a media practitioner, and realise my capability when working under pressure and therefore feel confident to continue producing new content.

After meandering through education for the first 18 years of my life I was left with no option but to side step in to a college course. This decision turned my life around and changed my attitude towards education for the better. Now as a more focused individual I take my inspiration from an amalgamation of personal experience and research to manipulate the line between fantasy and reality in order to explore issues that may be hard to convey through conventional channels such as grief, alienation, and anxiety. Upon graduating I hope to continue making films that challenge and surprise audiences by creating realistic stories with an offbeat twist.

Emma Fielder

Madelin Flores-Solorzano


Being brought up as an only child has really established who I am today. My parents have taught me fundamental values and it’s enabled me to achieve a relentless work ethic, a positive attitude and a ‘get-up-and-go’ approach. I have had a job since I was eleven years old.

Primarily a filmmaker, I also have wide-ranging knowledge in a variety of the arts; photography, video editing and creative writing being my strongest attributes. However, these skills I see secondary to the reasons I have committed myself to media studies over the years and are mere tools for the creation and crafting of a larger voice. With experience in the production process of fictional film, plus having worked on documentary and experimental projects alike, I have every faith in my technical abilities, as well as my interpersonal skills, making me an efficacious member of any project. For me inspiration comes from the people, places and events of the everyday occurrence and it is this that gives me heart to want to strive in the media industries. I hope that working in this ruthless, ever-changing industry I’ll be able to continue to learn and adapt as an artist, but above all stay “true to my school”.

For a twenty two year old, my work portfolio is pretty substantial. I’ve achieved over forty credits, directing music videos that have been broadcast on television, as well as working for the BBC and Channel Four. As a director, I strive off working with crews who have a high skill level, integrity, sense of responsibility, emphasis on quality and a trust in me. In the past few years, at University, I’ve had the pleasure of working with these like-minded people. The chance to work with incredibly talented people in the UK and in Iceland. I never suffer fools gladly.

James Goring

Chris SJ Hammond


Being brought up as an only child has really established who I am today. My parents have taught me fundamental values and it’s enabled me to achieve a relentless work ethic, a positive attitude and a ‘get-up-and-go’ approach. I have had a job since I was eleven years old.

Primarily a filmmaker, I also have wide-ranging knowledge in a variety of the arts; photography, video editing and creative writing being my strongest attributes. However, these skills I see secondary to the reasons I have committed myself to media studies over the years and are mere tools for the creation and crafting of a larger voice. With experience in the production process of fictional film, plus having worked on documentary and experimental projects alike, I have every faith in my technical abilities, as well as my interpersonal skills, making me an efficacious member of any project. For me inspiration comes from the people, places and events of the everyday occurrence and it is this that gives me heart to want to strive in the media industries. I hope that working in this ruthless, ever-changing industry I’ll be able to continue to learn and adapt as an artist, but above all stay “true to my school”.

For a twenty two year old, my work portfolio is pretty substantial. I’ve achieved over forty credits, directing music videos that have been broadcast on television, as well as working for the BBC and Channel Four. As a director, I strive off working with crews who have a high skill level, integrity, sense of responsibility, emphasis on quality and a trust in me. In the past few years, at University, I’ve had the pleasure of working with these like-minded people. The chance to work with incredibly talented people in the UK and in Iceland. I never suffer fools gladly.

James Goring

Chris SJ Hammond


It’s easy for me to say “I have a passion for Media”. All I can tell you here is that I will do anything I can to get where I want to be in this world and I am committed enough to get there by any means necessary.

Its 11pm, minus ten degrees and I am halfway up a mountain on the outskirts of Reykjavik directing a short film. So consumed by the intense cold and setting up the next shot, I hadn’t realised everyone had stopped. With all eyes on the sky, someone said “Alex look up” That was the first time I had even noticed the Northern Lights, it was also the first time I knew for sure, that I wouldn’t want to do anything else with my life but work in film.

My work over the past few years has helped me gain a better understanding of the themes and issues I want to continue to explore: issues such as our perceived notions of reality and society. My film - “The Feeling Spreads” - explores these in the most honest way possible. John and Suze are out to get whatever they can, but what happens when they see more out of each other?

Directing has already taken me to some incredible places, I have met and worked with some very talented people and experienced some amazing things. No one knows what their future holds, but I know that mine is going to be quite the adventure.

I want to show everyone that I am passionate artist. All I ask of you is to watch of my film, as it’s my ambition to show this story.

Jack Harris

Alexander Holland


It’s easy for me to say “I have a passion for Media”. All I can tell you here is that I will do anything I can to get where I want to be in this world and I am committed enough to get there by any means necessary.

Its 11pm, minus ten degrees and I am halfway up a mountain on the outskirts of Reykjavik directing a short film. So consumed by the intense cold and setting up the next shot, I hadn’t realised everyone had stopped. With all eyes on the sky, someone said “Alex look up” That was the first time I had even noticed the Northern Lights, it was also the first time I knew for sure, that I wouldn’t want to do anything else with my life but work in film.

My work over the past few years has helped me gain a better understanding of the themes and issues I want to continue to explore: issues such as our perceived notions of reality and society. My film - “The Feeling Spreads” - explores these in the most honest way possible. John and Suze are out to get whatever they can, but what happens when they see more out of each other?

Directing has already taken me to some incredible places, I have met and worked with some very talented people and experienced some amazing things. No one knows what their future holds, but I know that mine is going to be quite the adventure.

I want to show everyone that I am passionate artist. All I ask of you is to watch of my film, as it’s my ambition to show this story.

Jack Harris

Alexander Holland


I’ve spent a lot of time for my college career in Zhejiang University of Media and communications before becoming an international student. Then I chose to come to the Coventry University to finish the final year of BA of Media Production. My major before I come to here was the Radio & TV Editing and Directing. While studying in China, the content of our course, tend to be more theory. Now I am educated in the British system which is quite distinct from the way of Chinese education. By study for a year here, I got lots of opportunities of practice in making films. The greatest harvest for me is that I realized finally how to make a good artifact. And I will love and dedication to this profession. Since studying at Coventry University, my abilities improved and I can now professionally produce work to the best of my ability. The key word of my final project is the “traditional culture”. The artifact will present to audience the current situation of local opera in China through and local opera actor’s experience. Hope you guys enjoy it.

I have been an artist since I was a child. Ever since I drew a family portrait on the freshly wallpapered bay window as a 4 year old, I knew that the only way for me to be me was to imagine, to visualise and to create. Film, in my mind, was the only way forward. There is so much freedom when it comes to making films. The visions that filmmakers have taken of our world no one thought were possible. In my eyes, there are no limitations. I want to be a part of the ever growing adaptations of creativity. I aim to bring my ideas to the table, to draw people in and to inspire the next generation of artists who want to show their work to the world. The world can be a beautiful place. I will show it to people.

Becca Jackson

Qianyun Ji


I’ve spent a lot of time for my college career in Zhejiang University of Media and communications before becoming an international student. Then I chose to come to the Coventry University to finish the final year of BA of Media Production. My major before I come to here was the Radio & TV Editing and Directing. While studying in China, the content of our course, tend to be more theory. Now I am educated in the British system which is quite distinct from the way of Chinese education. By study for a year here, I got lots of opportunities of practice in making films. The greatest harvest for me is that I realized finally how to make a good artifact. And I will love and dedication to this profession. Since studying at Coventry University, my abilities improved and I can now professionally produce work to the best of my ability. The key word of my final project is the “traditional culture”. The artifact will present to audience the current situation of local opera in China through and local opera actor’s experience. Hope you guys enjoy it.

I have been an artist since I was a child. Ever since I drew a family portrait on the freshly wallpapered bay window as a 4 year old, I knew that the only way for me to be me was to imagine, to visualise and to create. Film, in my mind, was the only way forward. There is so much freedom when it comes to making films. The visions that filmmakers have taken of our world no one thought were possible. In my eyes, there are no limitations. I want to be a part of the ever growing adaptations of creativity. I aim to bring my ideas to the table, to draw people in and to inspire the next generation of artists who want to show their work to the world. The world can be a beautiful place. I will show it to people.

Becca Jackson

Qianyun Ji


A guy, who comes from china, loves photography, guitar finger style and film.

Whilst working on independent productions, I have honed a multitude of technical and creative skills to a professional level, thus developing an impressive plethora of work. Through invaluable experience at several major production companies, I have augmented my knowledge and understanding of the industry.

In my eye, the most important thing in films is rhythm, it is the soul of a film, next is emotion and beautiful shoots. I started to see lots of films during college time, my favorite Chinese director is Jiang Wen, and my favorite foreign director is Quentin Tarantino and Darren Aronofsky.

Through immersing myself in the art form over the years, I have developed a profound respect for innovative and ‘experimental’ content, looking to filmmakers such as Andrei Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch for inspiration and admiration.

I think the most important thing to make films is passion. The process of making film is very hard; you may give up half way without passion. I had held important positions in two short films when I was studied in Zhejiang University of Media and Communications. I was the main camera operator in Stole Abduction, and Bassist is a short film that wrote, acted and directed by myself. In my experience of studying in the Coventry University, I made three short Films-- Power of Life, Cycle and Mirror Lake.

Using my production company, Black Market Cinema, I plan to continue developing my creative and directorial skills, utilising a bountiful network of freelancers. We hope to achieve international exposure for independent talent. Whilst seeking a position in development, I still aspire to channel my creative flare through production, both personally and professionally. I thoroughly look forward to building a career in the film industry.

Zhang Jiaming

Josh Kelly


A guy, who comes from china, loves photography, guitar finger style and film.

Whilst working on independent productions, I have honed a multitude of technical and creative skills to a professional level, thus developing an impressive plethora of work. Through invaluable experience at several major production companies, I have augmented my knowledge and understanding of the industry.

In my eye, the most important thing in films is rhythm, it is the soul of a film, next is emotion and beautiful shoots. I started to see lots of films during college time, my favorite Chinese director is Jiang Wen, and my favorite foreign director is Quentin Tarantino and Darren Aronofsky.

Through immersing myself in the art form over the years, I have developed a profound respect for innovative and ‘experimental’ content, looking to filmmakers such as Andrei Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch for inspiration and admiration.

I think the most important thing to make films is passion. The process of making film is very hard; you may give up half way without passion. I had held important positions in two short films when I was studied in Zhejiang University of Media and Communications. I was the main camera operator in Stole Abduction, and Bassist is a short film that wrote, acted and directed by myself. In my experience of studying in the Coventry University, I made three short Films-- Power of Life, Cycle and Mirror Lake.

Using my production company, Black Market Cinema, I plan to continue developing my creative and directorial skills, utilising a bountiful network of freelancers. We hope to achieve international exposure for independent talent. Whilst seeking a position in development, I still aspire to channel my creative flare through production, both personally and professionally. I thoroughly look forward to building a career in the film industry.

Zhang Jiaming

Josh Kelly


Throughout my time as a filmmaker I have found a huge love for the art of documentary. I found that I could take something that is mundane and use the magic of filmmaking to give it real meaning, reality and character.

Making Films was always my dream since I was a little girl. When I got into Coventry University I started to make this dream come true, I started to do it seriously. I have learned a lot and I experienced many things that made me a better media person. I have gained the skills to work with people as a team, gain their trust and produce media content in support of their causes. I have always wanted to make my own films, and I finally got this great opportunity that made me more confidence about myself and about my work. The most important thing that I learned from this opportunity is to be creative. Creativity is the secret in making films and ART in general, and I tried to make creative pieces over these three years. I wanted to approve that learning is not enough, you have to be creative to be a filmmaker.

I originally trained a lot in fiction films but then I got my first taste of documentary filmmaking and I was hooked. I really like the unpredictability of documentary film, nothing is certain and situations can change at any minute. I found that my fiction background had helped me develop my own unique style that is very captivating emotionally and it is all pure reality. I like to keep myself on top of my game and have done a lot of professional work for Sheffield Doc/Fest, Download Festival and many more. I am hungry for more chances to prove myself all the time.

Laila Khoja

Kurt Lambert


Throughout my time as a filmmaker I have found a huge love for the art of documentary. I found that I could take something that is mundane and use the magic of filmmaking to give it real meaning, reality and character.

Making Films was always my dream since I was a little girl. When I got into Coventry University I started to make this dream come true, I started to do it seriously. I have learned a lot and I experienced many things that made me a better media person. I have gained the skills to work with people as a team, gain their trust and produce media content in support of their causes. I have always wanted to make my own films, and I finally got this great opportunity that made me more confidence about myself and about my work. The most important thing that I learned from this opportunity is to be creative. Creativity is the secret in making films and ART in general, and I tried to make creative pieces over these three years. I wanted to approve that learning is not enough, you have to be creative to be a filmmaker.

I originally trained a lot in fiction films but then I got my first taste of documentary filmmaking and I was hooked. I really like the unpredictability of documentary film, nothing is certain and situations can change at any minute. I found that my fiction background had helped me develop my own unique style that is very captivating emotionally and it is all pure reality. I like to keep myself on top of my game and have done a lot of professional work for Sheffield Doc/Fest, Download Festival and many more. I am hungry for more chances to prove myself all the time.

Laila Khoja

Kurt Lambert


My dad always took me to the cinema all the time when I was small. When I couldn’t sleep, movies were my best friend to get me over the night. 

When I left for Coventry, I knew I was embarking on a new adventure. Did I know how many twists and turns this adventure would take? No. It has been up and down during my time here but all of these experiences have forced me to adapt and evolve with my surroundings. I’ve gained a lot while here and experienced some ‘once in a lifetime’ events. Attending the Berlinale film festival was one of them. I learned a lot about film distribution but mainly it reinforced that writing and directing films is what I want to do with my life and I wouldn’t be happy doing anything else. Once I leave Coventry I’ll be setting out on a brand new adventure, one that I plan to take head on and defy the odds by coming out on top.

For me, film-making industry is a magical world. I can have crazy ideas and even enological thinking. I enjoy the process of making video, From brainstorming the ideas to releasing the videos. Which I like the most is shooting the videos, I have to communicate with the actors and workmates. We have the same goal which is make a great video. I adore the team sprit.  After I studied the media courses in Coventry University, I learnt how to have a great idea and make the idea to a whole story. Also, technical skills were improved during having the lessons. I’m ready to step into the media industry and build up my career in the future.

Chun Lau

Conner Leech


My dad always took me to the cinema all the time when I was small. When I couldn’t sleep, movies were my best friend to get me over the night. 

When I left for Coventry, I knew I was embarking on a new adventure. Did I know how many twists and turns this adventure would take? No. It has been up and down during my time here but all of these experiences have forced me to adapt and evolve with my surroundings. I’ve gained a lot while here and experienced some ‘once in a lifetime’ events. Attending the Berlinale film festival was one of them. I learned a lot about film distribution but mainly it reinforced that writing and directing films is what I want to do with my life and I wouldn’t be happy doing anything else. Once I leave Coventry I’ll be setting out on a brand new adventure, one that I plan to take head on and defy the odds by coming out on top.

For me, film-making industry is a magical world. I can have crazy ideas and even enological thinking. I enjoy the process of making video, From brainstorming the ideas to releasing the videos. Which I like the most is shooting the videos, I have to communicate with the actors and workmates. We have the same goal which is make a great video. I adore the team sprit.  After I studied the media courses in Coventry University, I learnt how to have a great idea and make the idea to a whole story. Also, technical skills were improved during having the lessons. I’m ready to step into the media industry and build up my career in the future.

Chun Lau

Conner Leech


Trials, trepidations, journeys of struggles and triumphs are what all great people must fight through to grasp the beating heart of truths.

View ‘End of Nights’ and then understand why I believe that contemporary society has reached a point where it needs to stop and take a look at itself. Directing and editing the film, I carefully explore the very meanings with the obsession of confidence - a theme that today, goes through a lot of people’s minds and often overlooked in cinema. Furthermore, I love seeing the audience interpret my work in different ways - there is always more than one meaning to anything – I want people to talk about what they’ve just seen and experienced. In the world of film everyone has a set of creative skills, but they are nothing if one cannot entice a truly powerful emotional response from the viewer. It is therefore my vision and dedication that will make a film successful, using my crew, actors and script as jigsaw puzzle pieces to form a powerful piece of work.

My journey is an epic of soul tearing battles with the demons of lies, truths and disability to get to my holy grail. They say that truth is more bizarre and confusing than fiction; I stand witness to this. After following my deepest gut instincts then handing my soul to my muses of truth and imagination, I experienced the Biggest Bang ever. This was The Holy Truth, my biblical sci-fi film that explores the questions of God’s or aliens’ manipulation of Mankind. From here on out, I will take all that I have learnt, all I have seen, all I have done and attempt to ask those hard questions, find the uncomfortable answers then craft it for the world in my mother tongue of film and television.

Sophie Lees

George Leon


Trials, trepidations, journeys of struggles and triumphs are what all great people must fight through to grasp the beating heart of truths.

View ‘End of Nights’ and then understand why I believe that contemporary society has reached a point where it needs to stop and take a look at itself. Directing and editing the film, I carefully explore the very meanings with the obsession of confidence - a theme that today, goes through a lot of people’s minds and often overlooked in cinema. Furthermore, I love seeing the audience interpret my work in different ways - there is always more than one meaning to anything – I want people to talk about what they’ve just seen and experienced. In the world of film everyone has a set of creative skills, but they are nothing if one cannot entice a truly powerful emotional response from the viewer. It is therefore my vision and dedication that will make a film successful, using my crew, actors and script as jigsaw puzzle pieces to form a powerful piece of work.

My journey is an epic of soul tearing battles with the demons of lies, truths and disability to get to my holy grail. They say that truth is more bizarre and confusing than fiction; I stand witness to this. After following my deepest gut instincts then handing my soul to my muses of truth and imagination, I experienced the Biggest Bang ever. This was The Holy Truth, my biblical sci-fi film that explores the questions of God’s or aliens’ manipulation of Mankind. From here on out, I will take all that I have learnt, all I have seen, all I have done and attempt to ask those hard questions, find the uncomfortable answers then craft it for the world in my mother tongue of film and television.

Sophie Lees

George Leon


As producer for The World of Night I had a lot of control over the creative side of the film making process, which is what I wanted as I have a great love and talent for art direction and cinematography. In World of Night I want people to feel that the film exudes a dream-like, confused reality, which we have tried to convey through the way it was shot and put together.

The culture we live in today is reliant upon the entertainment industry and cinema has become the standard escape for the everyday person. My dream is to be a part of this industry and has been since making my first ever film on my camera phone at the age of 14. I have experienced an international film festival in Berlin, giving me a preview of the kind of platform I hope to see my work received. I have had the opportunity to work on many different projects varying from TV shows, documentaries and short films. This has given me the motivation to aspire to edit at the highest level within the media industry. In the future I hope to film and edit around the world and continue creating films to be seen by, and affect audiences everywhere.

One of my proudest feats in film includes a documentary that I directed called ‘These Boots Are Made for Rolling’, which was shown at the London Screentest Festival, 2011. I really enjoy creating unusual and stylistic work both in film and photography. I do a lot of photography for various clients in my spare time, which I hope to carry forward as freelance work along with more filmmaking.

Sean Maitland

Elouise Malin


As producer for The World of Night I had a lot of control over the creative side of the film making process, which is what I wanted as I have a great love and talent for art direction and cinematography. In World of Night I want people to feel that the film exudes a dream-like, confused reality, which we have tried to convey through the way it was shot and put together.

The culture we live in today is reliant upon the entertainment industry and cinema has become the standard escape for the everyday person. My dream is to be a part of this industry and has been since making my first ever film on my camera phone at the age of 14. I have experienced an international film festival in Berlin, giving me a preview of the kind of platform I hope to see my work received. I have had the opportunity to work on many different projects varying from TV shows, documentaries and short films. This has given me the motivation to aspire to edit at the highest level within the media industry. In the future I hope to film and edit around the world and continue creating films to be seen by, and affect audiences everywhere.

One of my proudest feats in film includes a documentary that I directed called ‘These Boots Are Made for Rolling’, which was shown at the London Screentest Festival, 2011. I really enjoy creating unusual and stylistic work both in film and photography. I do a lot of photography for various clients in my spare time, which I hope to carry forward as freelance work along with more filmmaking.

Sean Maitland

Elouise Malin


Creating stories is my most preferred area in terms of Media Production. Whether it is Writing or Editing, I get satisfaction from bringing my own visions and ideas to life.

“Film is not analysis, it is the agitation of mind; cinema comes from the country fair and the circus, not from art and academicism.” Werner Herzog

Each film I create portrays my own personality, views or experiences, which are what makes them so powerful, as the subject matter that I am putting forward are the types of things that affect me first hand.

From the golden age of the Howard Hawkes gems to the melancholy odysseys of Jim Jarmusch, one thing has always stood out to me as being an essential part of film making and that is story. If my time in higher education has taught me anything it’s not to be superficial. You can make a beautiful piece of work and take as much care as you want polishing it to look the best it can be, but if the story doesn’t match up to the standard of the visuals then you haven’t made a brilliant piece of work.

The creativity behind my most recent film is what will give my views strength, thus making me an interesting individual with a profound story to tell. My aim is to show how difficult certain aspects of life can be, whether it’s a lack of good experiences, or numerous bad ones. With a bit more experience and training, I believe that society will respect the types of film that I want to make: harsh, but relevant.

Rob Morley

Gregory Muldoon


Creating stories is my most preferred area in terms of Media Production. Whether it is Writing or Editing, I get satisfaction from bringing my own visions and ideas to life.

“Film is not analysis, it is the agitation of mind; cinema comes from the country fair and the circus, not from art and academicism.” Werner Herzog

Each film I create portrays my own personality, views or experiences, which are what makes them so powerful, as the subject matter that I am putting forward are the types of things that affect me first hand.

From the golden age of the Howard Hawkes gems to the melancholy odysseys of Jim Jarmusch, one thing has always stood out to me as being an essential part of film making and that is story. If my time in higher education has taught me anything it’s not to be superficial. You can make a beautiful piece of work and take as much care as you want polishing it to look the best it can be, but if the story doesn’t match up to the standard of the visuals then you haven’t made a brilliant piece of work.

The creativity behind my most recent film is what will give my views strength, thus making me an interesting individual with a profound story to tell. My aim is to show how difficult certain aspects of life can be, whether it’s a lack of good experiences, or numerous bad ones. With a bit more experience and training, I believe that society will respect the types of film that I want to make: harsh, but relevant.

Rob Morley

Gregory Muldoon


Growing up from a poor family in Cameroon, we never had a T.V or any media equipment, so I never really knew much about the media.

My passion for making media revolves around the fact that I can see my work on everybody else’s screens. The rush of getting something I have created out there, having it viewed and putting across my opinions and thoughts visually. I think there is a part of that in everybody, anyone who has uploaded a video online will have checked how many views it has had. I want to take this to a new level of quality and make things that I am passionate about but also things that people will be excited to see.

I remember one day when I paid a visit to my friend’s house, it was my first time of ever seeing what a TV was like and I was completely amazed. I watched several movies and wondered how they managed to make it look so real. From that day on, I told myself that someday I would produce a movie of my own which was what brought me to be studying media production here at university. I would love to be a producer someday and produce great movies.

I have been working on University projects along with self-motivated and self initiated films with media professionals. This has all led me to the end of my University experience and giving me a free reign to go and create media that I want to create the way I want to create it.

Studying media here at university has been a great experience and I have gained so much, which I hope to take with me out into the world. I also hope to become a presenter, as this is something I feel confident and love. I believe my dream will come true because I am determined and will work hard to enter the media industry

Thomas Neary

Gisele Ayombi ngwana


Growing up from a poor family in Cameroon, we never had a T.V or any media equipment, so I never really knew much about the media.

My passion for making media revolves around the fact that I can see my work on everybody else’s screens. The rush of getting something I have created out there, having it viewed and putting across my opinions and thoughts visually. I think there is a part of that in everybody, anyone who has uploaded a video online will have checked how many views it has had. I want to take this to a new level of quality and make things that I am passionate about but also things that people will be excited to see.

I remember one day when I paid a visit to my friend’s house, it was my first time of ever seeing what a TV was like and I was completely amazed. I watched several movies and wondered how they managed to make it look so real. From that day on, I told myself that someday I would produce a movie of my own which was what brought me to be studying media production here at university. I would love to be a producer someday and produce great movies.

I have been working on University projects along with self-motivated and self initiated films with media professionals. This has all led me to the end of my University experience and giving me a free reign to go and create media that I want to create the way I want to create it.

Studying media here at university has been a great experience and I have gained so much, which I hope to take with me out into the world. I also hope to become a presenter, as this is something I feel confident and love. I believe my dream will come true because I am determined and will work hard to enter the media industry

Thomas Neary

Gisele Ayombi ngwana


Dear You, It has come to my attention that your attention is on me. You’ve noticed my achievement and pride upon completion of a project which has been the driving force fuelling my addiction to media in the last five years. The lustful rush that formulates when working on something that really interests me is seen through the creativity and imagination in my projects. The great gift of life itself, as you know, is full of worldly inspiration that I draw from. How many times have you heard “think outside the box”? Well, I want to obliterate the box.

When I begin a film project I set out with unlimited possibilities, taking in different perspectives and bridging together ideas. That is what I have set out with for my latest film M.35461: bridging together the creativity & ideas of the writer, editor and myself, the director. In the past 3 years I have taken on many challenges that have developed my skills as a film maker in many different exciting roles, and now as I finish my time at Coventry, I have embarked on film directing.

I hope we will cross paths somewhere in the broadcast and fashion industry; an excellent place to flourish creatively and technically.

The first stage of making a film is my favourite part of the process: my mind is bursting with ideas, simmering at the surface and to begin with it seems fragmented but I see it as a puzzle that I have to work out. It is what keeps me driven to see out the project.

Kind Regards, “The Perfectionist” P.S My friend Ayn Ran asked to pass on this wistful thought, “The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.”

Nick Pace

Gailene Pierre


Dear You, It has come to my attention that your attention is on me. You’ve noticed my achievement and pride upon completion of a project which has been the driving force fuelling my addiction to media in the last five years. The lustful rush that formulates when working on something that really interests me is seen through the creativity and imagination in my projects. The great gift of life itself, as you know, is full of worldly inspiration that I draw from. How many times have you heard “think outside the box”? Well, I want to obliterate the box.

When I begin a film project I set out with unlimited possibilities, taking in different perspectives and bridging together ideas. That is what I have set out with for my latest film M.35461: bridging together the creativity & ideas of the writer, editor and myself, the director. In the past 3 years I have taken on many challenges that have developed my skills as a film maker in many different exciting roles, and now as I finish my time at Coventry, I have embarked on film directing.

I hope we will cross paths somewhere in the broadcast and fashion industry; an excellent place to flourish creatively and technically.

The first stage of making a film is my favourite part of the process: my mind is bursting with ideas, simmering at the surface and to begin with it seems fragmented but I see it as a puzzle that I have to work out. It is what keeps me driven to see out the project.

Kind Regards, “The Perfectionist” P.S My friend Ayn Ran asked to pass on this wistful thought, “The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.”

Nick Pace

Gailene Pierre


After studying media for the past five years, nothing has taught me as much as University. From being floor manager in the television studio, to being first assistant director on a short film, I have done it all and more. If I have learnt anything, I would say it has made me less afraid to make mistakes.

What is the best feeling in the world? For me, it’s seeing the finished product for the first time, when all the hard work has been completed: the moment I like to call the “it was all worth it” moment.

Just one of those equals “it was all worth it”.

“Its not what you look at that matters, its what you see” Henry David Thoreau

My creations, in whichever form they take, are a part of me. They are conceived, nurtured and born by me. I see them in my head and they exist almost completely, before I have even put pen to paper.

Sometimes things don’t always work out the way you planned, or even hoped but isn’t that the beauty of having a creative mind.

It is then I use my motivation, dedication, creativity and the many skills that I have acquired over the years, to turn that spark of an idea into something real. By which I mean, something that can make people feel, make them laugh, make them cry, make the wonder, make them sad, make them cheer, make them learn, make them smile.

Learning to run with crazy ideas. Everything starts with a beginning, middle and an end. Journey’s start and they end. I feel that although my journey at University is ending. I can leave knowing that if you want something enough, you can always achieve it. No matter the achievement, determination is the key.

Alison Prentice

Samantha-Leigh Prior


After studying media for the past five years, nothing has taught me as much as University. From being floor manager in the television studio, to being first assistant director on a short film, I have done it all and more. If I have learnt anything, I would say it has made me less afraid to make mistakes.

What is the best feeling in the world? For me, it’s seeing the finished product for the first time, when all the hard work has been completed: the moment I like to call the “it was all worth it” moment.

Just one of those equals “it was all worth it”.

“Its not what you look at that matters, its what you see” Henry David Thoreau

My creations, in whichever form they take, are a part of me. They are conceived, nurtured and born by me. I see them in my head and they exist almost completely, before I have even put pen to paper.

Sometimes things don’t always work out the way you planned, or even hoped but isn’t that the beauty of having a creative mind.

It is then I use my motivation, dedication, creativity and the many skills that I have acquired over the years, to turn that spark of an idea into something real. By which I mean, something that can make people feel, make them laugh, make them cry, make the wonder, make them sad, make them cheer, make them learn, make them smile.

Learning to run with crazy ideas. Everything starts with a beginning, middle and an end. Journey’s start and they end. I feel that although my journey at University is ending. I can leave knowing that if you want something enough, you can always achieve it. No matter the achievement, determination is the key.

Alison Prentice

Samantha-Leigh Prior


A film could be regarded as a window to the social world, while being a film maker is the key to open this window. Objects, painting, photography, music and other art works can make our view widely enough to connect with the world. As a media student, basically thinking about my career, I must identify myself in a right way, so that success will be happened in my future.

Producing films has become a way of life for me which has allowed me to create unique productions that explore a range of topics that interest me. I always find myself intrigued and feel compelled to investigate things further to increase my understanding. Creating documentaries is therefore something that comes naturally to me and which provides an outlet with no limits, where my creativity can excel leaving me with the power to evoke a range of emotions from the people who see my final product.

To be a good director and editor are my ideal career paths. When I studied in the university, I wanted to gain knowledge from each module, including my advantage course.

I have developed myself as a media producer and now feel eager to get stuck in to future projects where I will have the chance to showcase my talents. I feel very excited about my future where I am determined to be the best of the best.

Ane Lee is my favorite director. I like him because he always make amazing film with creative ideas. Drama is my film style and I really like Drama which has some educational potential.

Jun Qian

Oliver Rees


A film could be regarded as a window to the social world, while being a film maker is the key to open this window. Objects, painting, photography, music and other art works can make our view widely enough to connect with the world. As a media student, basically thinking about my career, I must identify myself in a right way, so that success will be happened in my future.

Producing films has become a way of life for me which has allowed me to create unique productions that explore a range of topics that interest me. I always find myself intrigued and feel compelled to investigate things further to increase my understanding. Creating documentaries is therefore something that comes naturally to me and which provides an outlet with no limits, where my creativity can excel leaving me with the power to evoke a range of emotions from the people who see my final product.

To be a good director and editor are my ideal career paths. When I studied in the university, I wanted to gain knowledge from each module, including my advantage course.

I have developed myself as a media producer and now feel eager to get stuck in to future projects where I will have the chance to showcase my talents. I feel very excited about my future where I am determined to be the best of the best.

Ane Lee is my favorite director. I like him because he always make amazing film with creative ideas. Drama is my film style and I really like Drama which has some educational potential.

Jun Qian

Oliver Rees


Cinematography and camera-based practice is the main focal point of where I strive to reach in the industry. I believe that over recent years I’ve been able to channel a lot of energy into the craft, gaining a high level admiration, knowledge and love towards it, resulting in a more realistic and thought out approach towards where my future practices lay within a professional sector.

I was once asked why I wanted to do media. I simply replied, “I don’t want to do media, I want to live it… and I will because I can.” I wake up thinking, what can I make today? Even if it is something small, because that small thing will eventually snowball and has the potential to turn into something great.

Being the holder of what could potentially be a provocative voice and mind is what motivates me in diversely pushing myself with whatever opportunities cross my path. With the possibility of what I visually produce reaching the masses, I feel an obligation not to imitate previous examples of accustomed practice, but strive to forever articulately render my work efforts into something innovative and original – efforts that embrace substance over style at the core.

Producing is a lot like poetry, you put your feelings, your own style and rhythm into every little detail which comes from the heart. Documentaries on world record holders, a short film in Reykjavik, Iceland, concerts and promotional videos with one simple goal: If one person has enjoyed it then I have achieved success and if you can reach to one you can reach to many and many more.

Dicken Richards

James Root


Cinematography and camera-based practice is the main focal point of where I strive to reach in the industry. I believe that over recent years I’ve been able to channel a lot of energy into the craft, gaining a high level admiration, knowledge and love towards it, resulting in a more realistic and thought out approach towards where my future practices lay within a professional sector.

I was once asked why I wanted to do media. I simply replied, “I don’t want to do media, I want to live it… and I will because I can.” I wake up thinking, what can I make today? Even if it is something small, because that small thing will eventually snowball and has the potential to turn into something great.

Being the holder of what could potentially be a provocative voice and mind is what motivates me in diversely pushing myself with whatever opportunities cross my path. With the possibility of what I visually produce reaching the masses, I feel an obligation not to imitate previous examples of accustomed practice, but strive to forever articulately render my work efforts into something innovative and original – efforts that embrace substance over style at the core.

Producing is a lot like poetry, you put your feelings, your own style and rhythm into every little detail which comes from the heart. Documentaries on world record holders, a short film in Reykjavik, Iceland, concerts and promotional videos with one simple goal: If one person has enjoyed it then I have achieved success and if you can reach to one you can reach to many and many more.

Dicken Richards

James Root


My fascination with all things Media started when I used to watch the Westerns on TV at early age. It is also from an early age that I began my enjoyment of crafting a new and exciting world with just a pen and paper.

From a young age I always knew that I wanted to work in the media, but down which path I wanted to go was unclear. Over the past few years I have been fortunate enough to experience in every aspect and put my name to many projects: making short films, TV shows, documentaries, and working for major companies such as Thames TV and filming in the world famous Ministry of Sound in London.

Producing and Scriptwriting are the two areas of film that I am most keen on as I enjoy the ‘creative buzz’ that comes with crafting and sculpting a new world for an audience to enjoy. I have a passion for creating films that challenge and excite the mind. This has been my intention with my films, including my recent feature film of ‘The Boogeyman’ and current short film ‘Shadow of Oakwood’

With my foot in the door, I now find myself looking ahead to the future knowing that this is where I want to be and what I want to spend the rest of my life doing: making and creating things, whether its film or TV. I know that I have the motivation, determination and skills to grab any opportunity I can and to pursue a successful career in this industry, wherever it may take me.

Past experience in film have given me the necessary tools to move forward and grow as a film maker.

Seb Shaw

Sara-Lee Simpson


My fascination with all things Media started when I used to watch the Westerns on TV at early age. It is also from an early age that I began my enjoyment of crafting a new and exciting world with just a pen and paper.

From a young age I always knew that I wanted to work in the media, but down which path I wanted to go was unclear. Over the past few years I have been fortunate enough to experience in every aspect and put my name to many projects: making short films, TV shows, documentaries, and working for major companies such as Thames TV and filming in the world famous Ministry of Sound in London.

Producing and Scriptwriting are the two areas of film that I am most keen on as I enjoy the ‘creative buzz’ that comes with crafting and sculpting a new world for an audience to enjoy. I have a passion for creating films that challenge and excite the mind. This has been my intention with my films, including my recent feature film of ‘The Boogeyman’ and current short film ‘Shadow of Oakwood’

With my foot in the door, I now find myself looking ahead to the future knowing that this is where I want to be and what I want to spend the rest of my life doing: making and creating things, whether its film or TV. I know that I have the motivation, determination and skills to grab any opportunity I can and to pursue a successful career in this industry, wherever it may take me.

Past experience in film have given me the necessary tools to move forward and grow as a film maker.

Seb Shaw

Sara-Lee Simpson


Seizing opportunities, investing time and effort, and determination are the essential attributes of my working ethos. It is through these elements that I am able to produce creative, powerful pieces of art from something that was initially silent. It has become my passion to instill a new depth into projects which I am involved in. I strive to surpass the norm and in doing so reach excellence through a higher standard. I have realised the extent to which I have improved, grown and achieved over the past couple of years; this has been a learning curve that has enhanced me as an individual. The goals I aspire to attain over the next year are to become predominantly involved in as many projects as possible. From this, I wish to continue to do what I love most‌ create innovative pieces of work and share them with the world.

“Words should not be needed to explain your passion in art. This is why I am allowing my filmmaking to do the speaking on my behalf�

Govinder Singh

Sunil Singh


Seizing opportunities, investing time and effort, and determination are the essential attributes of my working ethos. It is through these elements that I am able to produce creative, powerful pieces of art from something that was initially silent. It has become my passion to instill a new depth into projects which I am involved in. I strive to surpass the norm and in doing so reach excellence through a higher standard. I have realised the extent to which I have improved, grown and achieved over the past couple of years; this has been a learning curve that has enhanced me as an individual. The goals I aspire to attain over the next year are to become predominantly involved in as many projects as possible. From this, I wish to continue to do what I love most‌ create innovative pieces of work and share them with the world.

“Words should not be needed to explain your passion in art. This is why I am allowing my filmmaking to do the speaking on my behalf�

Govinder Singh

Sunil Singh


“Everything happens for a reason” Marilyn Monroe I live by this statement; it has helped me get to where I am today. I am fascinated and excited by all aspects of the media world. I am delighted that the last three years has allowed me to progress, enhance and push myself.

As soon as I realised film making was a career option I had my mind set on it and I began studying media from then on.  Through making films I want to elicit a reaction from people whether that be mentally or emotionally and I feel this should be the purpose of all my work. 

This has been such an adventure, it has allowed me to expand my thoughts, learning so much and to be involved with a number of varied projects and meeting such diverse and interesting people.

Of the films I have produced I would only consider a handful to be great. I will often look at these films in contrast with my other works and from this I decide what makes them great. Over the years of doing this I have begun to hone my style as a film maker and have produced better films since. 

Being a producer in the film industry allows me to be a part of something much larger than myself. This will allow me to be involved in making something that enhances people’s lives. I get such a buzz being involved in the journey of making a film and I’ve come to understand the effort and dedication that is involved with the role of a producer.

I only recently realised that my best area of work is in documentary,

Victoria Smith

Rhys Thomas-Lyndsay


“Everything happens for a reason” Marilyn Monroe I live by this statement; it has helped me get to where I am today. I am fascinated and excited by all aspects of the media world. I am delighted that the last three years has allowed me to progress, enhance and push myself.

As soon as I realised film making was a career option I had my mind set on it and I began studying media from then on.  Through making films I want to elicit a reaction from people whether that be mentally or emotionally and I feel this should be the purpose of all my work. 

This has been such an adventure, it has allowed me to expand my thoughts, learning so much and to be involved with a number of varied projects and meeting such diverse and interesting people.

Of the films I have produced I would only consider a handful to be great. I will often look at these films in contrast with my other works and from this I decide what makes them great. Over the years of doing this I have begun to hone my style as a film maker and have produced better films since. 

Being a producer in the film industry allows me to be a part of something much larger than myself. This will allow me to be involved in making something that enhances people’s lives. I get such a buzz being involved in the journey of making a film and I’ve come to understand the effort and dedication that is involved with the role of a producer.

I only recently realised that my best area of work is in documentary,

Victoria Smith

Rhys Thomas-Lyndsay


What can be more beautiful than to convey emotions and transmit a message through amazing visuals and sound? I have always been fascinated by the vast world of films and the unforgettable stories in which you often find yourself and live through them until the screen fades to black. This mixture of strong feelings and emotions lead me down this path desiring to create something similar and achieve to arouse at least some of these emotions in the heart of the viewers watching my creations.

Documentaries have always inspired me. From the first time I picked up a video camera I have produced short family videos and documentaries. Political documentaries fascinate me as they help to bring awareness to the public and expose issues from other countries. I have produced videos for immigrants to help them with their immigration applications and court cases. My passion for making documentaries has seen me producing election campaign material for politicians from Zimbabwe and as a result I have built up influential contacts both in government and private sector. With my documentary making skills and technical skills enhanced at Coventry University, I will continue to challenge myself making political documentaries. Sir David Attenborough has also inspired me with his nature documentaries and I intend to produce similar documentaries in Africa.

It is rare to reach this moment in your life and find the perfect combination between work and pleasure, but this field of study has offered me this rare treasure. Throughout the past three years I have received the chance to experiment freely and find the suitable career: cinematography. Being part of the media made me change my perspective being more open minded, wiser, sociable, let my imagination run free and this way great ideas will be born because

In media and business you need an edge and my edge is my deep desire to succeed and I have excellent team working, communication and time management skills.

“Good ideas will survive� (Q. Tarantino).

Edina Toth

Andrew Veremu


What can be more beautiful than to convey emotions and transmit a message through amazing visuals and sound? I have always been fascinated by the vast world of films and the unforgettable stories in which you often find yourself and live through them until the screen fades to black. This mixture of strong feelings and emotions lead me down this path desiring to create something similar and achieve to arouse at least some of these emotions in the heart of the viewers watching my creations.

Documentaries have always inspired me. From the first time I picked up a video camera I have produced short family videos and documentaries. Political documentaries fascinate me as they help to bring awareness to the public and expose issues from other countries. I have produced videos for immigrants to help them with their immigration applications and court cases. My passion for making documentaries has seen me producing election campaign material for politicians from Zimbabwe and as a result I have built up influential contacts both in government and private sector. With my documentary making skills and technical skills enhanced at Coventry University, I will continue to challenge myself making political documentaries. Sir David Attenborough has also inspired me with his nature documentaries and I intend to produce similar documentaries in Africa.

It is rare to reach this moment in your life and find the perfect combination between work and pleasure, but this field of study has offered me this rare treasure. Throughout the past three years I have received the chance to experiment freely and find the suitable career: cinematography. Being part of the media made me change my perspective being more open minded, wiser, sociable, let my imagination run free and this way great ideas will be born because

In media and business you need an edge and my edge is my deep desire to succeed and I have excellent team working, communication and time management skills.

“Good ideas will survive� (Q. Tarantino).

Edina Toth

Andrew Veremu


I think of my work as an attempt to understand what defines us as human beings. I am trying to make an inventory of feelings and emotions, that are so specific to us but in the same time so alienated. I want to transform my ideas into a vehicle that captures everything which relates to the human nature and it’s consequences.

Suspense film is always my favourite genre. Watching suspense films may be just a pastime in our life but now it is more like a comfort to make us feel less lonely and anxious, as it never fails to us into a good story. To create characters, we imitated Old Boy of Park Chan-wook as the hero in this film is considerably empty and paradoxical which are the very personality we wanted to give our characters. Besides, the narrative of the hero is neurotic, which was learned from Guy Ritchie, along with quick clips and jump cutting, we hope audience can enjoy a visual feast.

The past years allowed me to get to the inside of media, discovering all of its production processes and implications. Directing was the most appealing role for me, as it allows me to sculpt events, characters and to mould them according to my imagination and creativity. A vast imagination and a visual eye, along with skills such as directing, sound and camera operating, will help me become a professional media practitioner. My greatest accomplishment and satisfaction would be to create something memorable, that can surpass people’s expectations and that will remain history.

We did not plan to write several different endings in the first place until we reviewed Rashomon of Akira Kurosawa and I figured, “Why not make it more suspenseful?” Hence here it is.

Adina Vlad

Yuxi Wang


I think of my work as an attempt to understand what defines us as human beings. I am trying to make an inventory of feelings and emotions, that are so specific to us but in the same time so alienated. I want to transform my ideas into a vehicle that captures everything which relates to the human nature and it’s consequences.

Suspense film is always my favourite genre. Watching suspense films may be just a pastime in our life but now it is more like a comfort to make us feel less lonely and anxious, as it never fails to us into a good story. To create characters, we imitated Old Boy of Park Chan-wook as the hero in this film is considerably empty and paradoxical which are the very personality we wanted to give our characters. Besides, the narrative of the hero is neurotic, which was learned from Guy Ritchie, along with quick clips and jump cutting, we hope audience can enjoy a visual feast.

The past years allowed me to get to the inside of media, discovering all of its production processes and implications. Directing was the most appealing role for me, as it allows me to sculpt events, characters and to mould them according to my imagination and creativity. A vast imagination and a visual eye, along with skills such as directing, sound and camera operating, will help me become a professional media practitioner. My greatest accomplishment and satisfaction would be to create something memorable, that can surpass people’s expectations and that will remain history.

We did not plan to write several different endings in the first place until we reviewed Rashomon of Akira Kurosawa and I figured, “Why not make it more suspenseful?” Hence here it is.

Adina Vlad

Yuxi Wang


In reality my emotions are hidden, I find it difficult to express my inner feelings. Film has given me an outlet to share with people what I am thinking, what I am feeling at that moment and has allowed me to become more open as a person.

The media relies on sharing thoughts (passing or long lasting), ideas and the occasional daydream. I love that through collective opinions an audience can enjoy something wonderful that I have made. Character development carries a great deal of importance within any story and so through my cinematography the characters and the lives they lead can be seen in the most cinematic and lovely of ways.

“A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.” Stanley Kubrick

“Let the wild rumpus start!” Maurice Sendak Working on many different projects has encouraged me to convey my ideas into something visual which can be shared, therefore allowing stories to be told. Working on many different projects both as part of university and independently has enabled me to enhance what I produce.

Over these past three years, university has allowed me to work in numerous different roles in making a film. I came to university not really knowing what exactly it was that I wanted to become; in complete honesty I still don’t fully believe I can answer that question. What I can say though is that I now have the confidence, ability and knowledge to pursue whichever path I choose next.

It is important to be brave and bold when it comes to storytelling and in this respect I hope to constantly challenge myself through working with visuals as my chosen career.

Sarah Wildash

Aeron Williams


In reality my emotions are hidden, I find it difficult to express my inner feelings. Film has given me an outlet to share with people what I am thinking, what I am feeling at that moment and has allowed me to become more open as a person.

The media relies on sharing thoughts (passing or long lasting), ideas and the occasional daydream. I love that through collective opinions an audience can enjoy something wonderful that I have made. Character development carries a great deal of importance within any story and so through my cinematography the characters and the lives they lead can be seen in the most cinematic and lovely of ways.

“A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.” Stanley Kubrick

“Let the wild rumpus start!” Maurice Sendak Working on many different projects has encouraged me to convey my ideas into something visual which can be shared, therefore allowing stories to be told. Working on many different projects both as part of university and independently has enabled me to enhance what I produce.

Over these past three years, university has allowed me to work in numerous different roles in making a film. I came to university not really knowing what exactly it was that I wanted to become; in complete honesty I still don’t fully believe I can answer that question. What I can say though is that I now have the confidence, ability and knowledge to pursue whichever path I choose next.

It is important to be brave and bold when it comes to storytelling and in this respect I hope to constantly challenge myself through working with visuals as my chosen career.

Sarah Wildash

Aeron Williams


credits

Graphic Design - Wildfire Creative - www.wildfirecreative.co.uk Content and Design Consultants - Alex Blaikie, Helena Borthwick, Thomas Neary, Samantha-Leigh Prior and Govinder Singh. Headshot Photographer - Sara-Lee Simpson Accounts - Sophie Ely Production Stills - provided by individuals.

I want to introduce what I’ve done in my final project and make an artist statement. I am the editor for the short film. My role was to edit what we shot in China and make it more attractive to the viewers. It includes sequencing flashbacks and using visual effects to make the film look gorgeous. I wanted the edit to be distinctive and be different to other films that have a similar theme to mine. It’s important that people from all countries and cultures can understand our narrative.

The content of this catalogue is provided by final year Media Production students. Please contact the students concerned for further details about their individual work. The University does not warrant or make any representation regarding the reliability or accuracy of the information and materials contained herein. In no event will the University be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from the use of such information and/or materials.

Yuehang Xu


credits

Graphic Design - Wildfire Creative - www.wildfirecreative.co.uk Content and Design Consultants - Alex Blaikie, Helena Borthwick, Thomas Neary, Samantha-Leigh Prior and Govinder Singh. Headshot Photographer - Sara-Lee Simpson Accounts - Sophie Ely Production Stills - provided by individuals.

I want to introduce what I’ve done in my final project and make an artist statement. I am the editor for the short film. My role was to edit what we shot in China and make it more attractive to the viewers. It includes sequencing flashbacks and using visual effects to make the film look gorgeous. I wanted the edit to be distinctive and be different to other films that have a similar theme to mine. It’s important that people from all countries and cultures can understand our narrative.

The content of this catalogue is provided by final year Media Production students. Please contact the students concerned for further details about their individual work. The University does not warrant or make any representation regarding the reliability or accuracy of the information and materials contained herein. In no event will the University be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from the use of such information and/or materials.

Yuehang Xu


The Final Cut

Coventry University Media Production 2013


The Final Cut Degree Show Catalogue  

Media Production Catalogue for 2013 Coventry School of Art & Design Degree Show, Coventry University

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