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Finn’s Story

Finn has used the filming facilities at Truro and Penwith College to create an animation that placed him highly at a local film competition.

"Last week, I handed in my application to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. It’s meant to be one of the best film schools in the world."

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Subjects studied:  Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

Former school: Truro School

What’s next: Study Film Production at university

My story:

Outside of studying his diploma, Finn created a short, animated film called ‘The Big Secret’ and came runner up in a Cornish film competition. The competition was judged by an award-winning industry panel including Toby Haynes, the director of ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘Dr Who’, Cornwall-based TV producer Philippa Giles and Mark Jenkin, the BAFTA award-winning Cornish writer and director of ‘Bait’. After getting the thumbs up from the panel, Finn now has his eye on Hollywood.

Finn said: “I’m applying to five universities in London, all film production courses. Last week, I handed in my application to the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. It’s meant to be one of the best film schools in the world.

“I knew that making films is what I wanted to do as my career, but my parents suggested to do maths and physics instead. After I visited the Open Day they saw how great the facilities are and what the course involved, and they said to go for it.

“It’s great to be with students at Truro College who are creatively focused, bouncing ideas for stories and then having the opportunity, facilities and studios to go out and film.

“Compared to secondary school, it’s more independent. In my case, I like to work independently, but still having that support there if I need it is great.”

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