Two talented Brooke Weston students are off to study film and television production after gaining A* and A grades at A Level.
Jack Lewin and Marcus Britt have a keen interest in film and worked together to produce the Academy’s Review of the Year video.
Jack achieved As in Geography, Spanish and Media Studies. He will be studying Television and Radio at Salford University. He has previous film experience as he gained recognition for short films he made of Coronation Street storylines using a set made of Lego. Producers at Coronation Street heard about it and offered him work experience on the iconic soap opera.
Jack (pictured below): said: ‘The degree course is based in Media City which is the hub of broadcasting for the north of England. It is also where they film Coronation Street so I am familiar with that area. In the first year the course is split into two halves and you can specialise as the course progresses.
‘I did get offers from other universities but the location of Salford swung it for me because you are in the centre of the business with good industry links. I’d like to go into TV production eventually and feel the course will give me the breadth of different processes. When I was doing work experience on Coronation Street I was shadowing one of the directors and really enjoyed that because you get to go on to the set and talk to the actors, and also go behind the scenes, so as director you get to see a few aspects of the show.’