Met Students Win Exclusive Competition with Andy Serkis’ The Imaginarium
The Imaginarium ran an exclusive competition this month for Met Film School students and graduates to pitch to make “an imaginative film that imagines the Imaginarium.” The Imaginarium is Europe’s leading Performance Capture studio and production company, combining the latest technology with the highest standards of execution to create the ultimate next-generation storytelling capability in film, television, video games and digital applications. It was founded by actor Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) and producer John Cavendish.
70 people in 31 teams sent in treatments, 12 of whom were selected to pitch their ideas to a panel including the Imaginarium CEO Tony Orsten, producer Phil Robertson, and Plus1Digital’s Karen Lane. 4 winning pitches were awarded the opportunity to make their films with production costs and support covered by The Imaginarium, one of which includes a leading role for Andy Serkis.
The winning teams were BA student, Joanne Williamson; BA student, Leoni Tenius; MA Business & Producing student, Saira Arian; and One Year Practical Filmmaking graduates, Fredrik Gustafsson & Robin Samson. We can’t wait to see what they create!
From L-R: Joanne Williamson, Leoni Tenius, Robin Samson (back), Tony Orsten, Fredrik Gustafsson (back) and Saira Arian.