Watch BFI-funded students' dark comedy

Watch BFI-funded students' dark comedy

Check out this short film created by two of our TV & film students – the result of a term-long project with media professionals, funded by the British Film Institute.

Our Level 3 BTEC learner Matthew Kitchen also acts in the black comedy. Find out what happens when he tried Mrs Rellik’s ‘tea’.

Matthew and fellow Trafford College student Marnie Thornton were among 14 lucky learners to be selected for the Young Creatives project, which involved a term’s worth of bi-weekly practical and theory sessions held at HOME in Manchester.

Matthew, 18, from Timperley said: “It has been a fantastic way of getting a real insight into what it is like to work as a director from setting out the initial communications with sound and lighting to collaborating with other students to produce a short film.

“I’ve been able to apply what I’ve learned in composition and lighting with my tutor Joe Evans as well as learn from other professionals, some of whom have worked in the industry for years.”

On Monday 9 December at HOME, Matthew and Marnie presented the short film Mrs Rellik to guests, including Trafford College’s Joe Evans.

Joe, who supports students’ applications for the BFI programme every year, said: “To have two students get through to British Film Institute programme for aspiring students in creative media is fantastic news for Trafford College. It shows the calibre of students we have at Level 3.

“Marnie and Matthew have worked very hard over the course of the project, which started in September, absorbing everything the professionals have to offer, and networking as well as collaborating with their peer group. No doubt this opportunity will pay dividends when they are starting their future careers in media. Well done to both of you. We’re very proud.”

*Mrs Rellik is a story about a hapless police officer who narrowly avoids getting murdered while trying to solve a series of murders carried out by a grisly granny. Don’t miss Ben’s appearance at grandma’s garden party!