A film created by a media student at Bath College has won a national competition.
First-year student Charlotte Nind created the winning film with school friends Jacob Bacon and Josh Stone.
Together, they entered their work for the Kendal Mountain Festival’s Film Active competition and were chosen as the best entry in the 16 to 18-year-old category.
The winning film, created at Brown’s Folly in Bathford, was inspired by this year’s competition title, ‘adventures on your doorstep’.
Charlotte, 17, said: “The three of us filmed it over a weekend spending one day climbing and the other caving. We edited it in the weeks after.
“It was a shock to all of us to win and I’m really glad they liked the film.”
The Film Active competition is open to young filmmakers from across the country and was set up to encourage youngsters to share their outdoor adventures online.
Charlotte and her friends spent time filming the old stone quarry at Brown’s Folly and climbing in the woods nearby. Their winning film, called Up and Under, is a documentary tracking their progress.
To celebrate their win, the teenagers were invited to a screening of their film at the Kendal Mountain Festival and an awards ceremony.
Charlotte, from Bath, studied at The Corsham School before attending Bath College and Jacob and Josh are studying at the school’s sixth form.
She said: “I’m enjoying college, it’s a lot more practical which is what I was looking for. The course focuses on making films rather than analysing them, which I prefer.
“I’m definitely looking for a career in filmmaking. At the start I plan to focus on making promotional videos (because that’s the way to earn a salary) but I will continue to make short films on the side.
“Eventually I hope to make feature films. Filmmaking is the most visual form of storytelling. This film was a documentary, but I like the fact that there’s no limitation as to what you film or where this can take you.”
Charlotte, Jacob and Josh have set up their own film company called DVA Films. You can find more of their films here.