Film by Sussex Downs College student creating real buzz

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Sussex Downs Lewes College student Seb Cox has been selected to have his short film Jack Red included in the drama category of the National Student Film Festival, (Screentest), which takes place at South Bank in London over the weekend of March 21–23.

Eighteen-year-old Seb, a former Ratton School Academy Trust pupil in Eastbourne, is studying the media production diploma on the college’s Lewes campus.

Seb said: “When I found out, I was extremely proud for the actors and myself that my short film was being screened at a National Student Film Festival in London.

“Looking further into the website, it was amazing to see that my piece was one of only 20 dramas being shown at the festival. Most of the other submissions were made by university students or ones attending film school. It feels like a great achievement for someone at my age.”

The film is about Jack, a young boy who ran away from home and is living off the land without human interaction.

After six years of isolation, a girl begins walking through his field, leading Jack to become obsessed with her.

Jack Red was a no budget film project for his course work at Sussex Downs; it has screened at the Blue Room Prevue Film Festival and was voted most popular film.

Dan Ford, lecturer in creative media, said: “The film is already creating a real buzz and is a fantastic example of a true creative piece of work. It is worthy of celebration.”

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