Film students bring home gold in horror challenge

A group of South Essex College Media students won an international horror film competition by submitting an entry with gory twist.

The students, who all study Level 3 Creative Media (Television & Film) at the college’s Southend Campus, created ‘I-SCREAM’ and submitted it to the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge where it won a gold award.

The Canadian competition is an online non-profit international filmmaking contest with a variety of showcases from Halloween onwards including the beloved annual celebrity favourites ranking, judged by many famous directors and actors from the horror film genre.

Year 1 students Ryan Hanan, Billy Bush, Callum Felice and Freddie Forder created a short film about a student buying a milkshake which contains an eye ball surprise.

To view the film, click here.

Ryan said: “ Our lecturer encouraged us to enter the competition. To win gold was an amazing feeling, mostly because it was our first time entering a film contest so it was a great experience.”

Freddie said: “Knowing that our film outshone so many other short films made me feel really proud of what our group accomplished. I’d like to do a longer horror film for my final major project as you can be so creative with this genre.”

For more information about the Television and Film courses at the college, visit https://www.southessex.ac.uk/course/creative-media-production-television-and-film-production-level-3-extended-diploma

Photo L-R: Freddie Forder, Ryan Hanan, Billy Bush and Callum Felice