A sixth former filmmaking at the BFI

A Headington sixth former has secured a place on a prestigious filmmaking course.

Flo (L6) has been accepted onto an intensive documentary filmmaking course at the BFI.

This year, Flo has been attending the Drama Department’s Sixth Form Script Writing Club and has developed a script entitled “Looks Like You’ve Reached the End”, about a world where everyone’s life is transcribed in a book. This brings along its dangers because each book and therefore one’s life can be altered.

Set in Oxford, Bronte sets out to a parallel world in an attempt to alter what has been written but meets a member of the Inscribing the Novels of Kin Society (INKS), who will make it very challenging for Bronte to complete her task.

Flo’s engagement and dedication in writing this script, encouraged her to apply for the BFI course and she was offered one of the 40 places available. The course, for 16-19 year olds, will run online from January to March and Flo said she hoped it would help her gain an understanding of the documentary industry, with masterclasses from Oscar-winning filmmakers as well as training in practical filmmaking skills.

She said: “As well as learn about all the components, which either make a fantastic documentary or a horrible one, I’m hoping to widen my horizon with countless possibilities. I cannot wait to get started!

“I could not have wished for a better script writing teacher than Miss Hook, who has motivated me to take the extra mile.”