Year 13 Creative Digital Media Student Amy Jobe had the night of her life when she attended this year’s British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall last month. The biggest event in the UK film industry calendar, Amy was invited as part of the Into Film Reporters scheme.
She managed to interview stars of British Films I Daniel Blake, Lady Macbeth and God’s Own Country.
Amy described the night as one of the most bizarre experiences ever “People whose films I love, and have grown up watching were all right next to me, some were really lovely, some were quite mad. Jennifer Lawrence who wasn’t doing any interviews walked along signing autographs in the air, without even looking at what she was doing. The first person I spoke to, who offered to let me practice my questions on turned out to be the man who founded IMDB using an excel spreadsheet on his computer at home. He was very funny!”
After reporting from the red carpet, Amy was one of less than a dozen journalists in the winner’s press conference, and so got to meet all of the Bafta winners as soon as they walked off stage. “That was even more surreal, but the most awkward moment was when the Director of Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri had to answer a question from The Sun about Kate Middleton’s dress.”
After reporting on some other award winners, Amy then discovered that she will be attending her own red carpet just a few weeks later at the British Film Institute IMAX screen on the Southbank in London. The film she directed with a team from the Tyneside Cinema, about local Photographer Tish Murtha, is shortlisted in the best Documentary category. Last year the ceremony was attended by Daniel Craig and many other of the same star’s Amy saw on the red carpet just a few weeks before.
If you or anyone you know would like to be an Into Film reporter, or enter one of the many Film Competitions coming up, get in touch with Mr. T. Smith.
You can see some of Amy’s Interviews here
…and her Documentary here