British Film Institute (BFI) Film Academy at only 15 years of age.
Patrycja comments: “I had wanted to take part in a project with the BFI over the summer but I was unable to attend. Then my English teacher - Mr Potapov - suggested I apply for this additional opportunity to attend the academy and work with professionals from the film industry. I didn’t imagine I would be accepted as the minimum age was 16.”
Patrycja is one of the youngest people who is taking part in a 12 week project, where she attends the BFI in London every Saturday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Working with professional film makers as mentors, the RPA student and fellow young people aged 16 – 19 years have to work in groups to create a media piece that will be screened by the BFI in January 2015.
Patrycja adds: “The theme we have been set is related to home, which could be anything from your family, to a memory or a feeling related to home and what home represents to us. The only stipulation is that we have to feature a red box in our film, either as the focus or in the background.
I am so grateful for this opportunity and what I am able to learn from the experience. I cannot thank Mr Potapov enough for all he has done to encourage me – throughout my time at RPA he has helped to drive me in the right direction and has opened me up to so many exciting opportunities.”
Read more at the Richmond & Twickenham Times website.