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The Reason I Jump is Part of a Bigger Jigsaw

June 19, 2021 11:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

MetFilm Director, Jonny Persey, celebrates the release of MetFilm Production’s groundbreaking documentary, The Reason I Jump – released in over 60 UK cinemas on Fri 18 June, courtesy of Picturehouse Entertainment.  The Reason I Jump is finally out in cinemas across the UK, eighteen months after we won the Audience Award at Sundance. Despite the … Read more

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Walks, Rocks and Community

September 25, 2020 4:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I’m feeling proud this week. I was back in the cinema on Sunday evening to see Rocks, directed by MetFilm’s friend, collaborator, and advisory board member, Sarah Gavron. What a lesson this film is in friendship, in life, and in storytelling. The press is full of accolades, and most recently Radio 4’s The Film Programme … Read more

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Good to be back! An update on our London & Berlin campuses

August 3, 2020 4:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Amidst all the paralysis and uncertainty that is indiscriminately crossing every border and pervading every industry, it feels good to sit here and watch the production and pertinacity around me. At MetFilm School we’ve re-opened both campuses to scheduled productions and practical activity, and I’m warmed and inspired to see the diversity of approaches at … Read more

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Telling Stories to Make Change Real

June 5, 2020 4:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On Tuesday this week, in common with many of you, and other organisations around the world, we posted a black tile on all our Instagram channels. Here’s why: We live in a world surrounded by injustice. There are remarkable and passionate people throughout the world doing incredible work to shine a light on such injustices … Read more

MetFilm School’s Green Journey

November 8, 2019 3:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Back in 2010, MetFilm Futures – then called Met GO, was approached by a small group of concerned residents from nearby Kew who had been spending their weekends fishing plastic bags from the Thames. They had secured a meeting with the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and prime minister, David Cameron – and they … Read more

MetFilm School Success at Locarno Film Festival

September 6, 2019 3:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Locarno Film Festival is a pretty glorious place to be for a filmmaker, surrounded by the best of Swiss-Italian mountains and lakes, and an assortment of the world’s most accomplished filmmakers and producers. This summer, it was also a good place to be for MetFilm School graduates Mara Manzolini and Tancredi Campello who met each … Read more

Shouting proudly from the rooftops: MetFilm School graduates credited on 6 Oscar nominated films!

February 19, 2019 4:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In this blog, MetFilm School Director, Jonny Persey, recaps on a successful month for our graduates.  In this year’s crop of Oscar nominations, MetFilm School graduates have worked on six films! I think that makes this a moment to shout proudly from the rooftops. Credits include Animation Co-ordinator on Ready Player One (BA graduate, Marta Baidek); 2nd … Read more