London Film Studios Academy CEO Shantelle Rochester-Henry (centre of photo) headed the organisation’s launch at Stratford Circus Arts Centre on Thursday 30th June. Also in attendance was Nick Moran, star of Guy Ritchie’s East End gangster movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (right of photo). With Moran also promoting his latest movie London Heist, the event had a strong London emphasis.
This independent production facility offers training programmes to young people seeking to break into the film industry. During a Q & A, company personnel and board members shared the progress that had been made, screening a short film by trainees and an impressive company showreel which included work with Cristiano Ronaldo and two back-to-back feature films which they line produced – Rise of the Krays and The Fall of the Krays.
However, seeing beyond their high quality portfolio with the likes of Harrods and Nissan the CEO outlined a five year plan which underlined their commitment to supporting the careers of local youths who ordinarily would not have access to such opportunities.