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Meet Ruby Ballantyne, Sparks Film School Alumnus & Emerging D.o.P.

Ruby Ballantyne - Sparks Film School Alumnus - working on a recent film production.

This month, we caught up with Ruby Ballantyne, a Sparks Film School alumnus and a young filmmaker currently making waves in London’s film industry. Ruby (she/they) is now working a Cinematographer and Director of Photography working within the film industry and had lots of impressive advice to share with aspiring young filmmakers looking to develop … Read more

Meet Alfie, Emerging Young Filmmaker and Winner of Crew Member of the Year 2022

Meet Young Filmmaker Alfie, Sparks Film School Student

Young filmmaker Alfie (age 15) has attended Sparks Film School in Balham for the last 5 years. Alfie is a member of Studio 5, part of Sparks’ programme of filmmaking classes, and has also attended several filmmaking holiday courses. In September, Alfie won an award as Crew Member of the Year 2022, in recognition of … Read more

Sparks Film School Hove: Winners of Best Film, Children’s International Film Festival of Wales 2022

Congratulations to the young filmmakers from Studio 3 at Sparks Film School Hove on their epic film festival win! The makers of A Spy Through Time, a production make by young filmmakers at our Hove branch, have just been awarded the incredible title of Best Film at the Children’s International Film Festival of Wales. The … Read more

Can Filmmaking Help with Children’s Mental Health?

Children's Mental Heath Week

As we mark Children’s Mental Health Week 2022, we’re taking a look at the different ways filmmaking and other activities can support with improving children’s mental health. Children’s mental health is at the forefront of conversation, with increasing rates of mental health referrals, increased anxieties and mental health concerns in children and young people. Recently … Read more

Master Storyboarding

Master Storyboarding - Storyboard example

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