MA Film with Practice student Catriona Blackburn has been selected for submission to five international film festivals during 2019 for her short film entitled The Cracks.
Catriona, who originally gained a first class degree in Anthropology at Kent before commencing her postgraduate study at the School of Arts, has already won the Award of Excellence at the One-Reeler Short Film Festival and is a semi-finalist at the Lisbon Film Rendezvous.
The Cracks is described as following ‘the emotional journey of Anna as she copes with a violation; of her body, of her trust, and of her mind. As the cracks begin to show, only her little love, Tio, can save her from total self-destruction’.
Catriona said: ‘I felt I had found my niche in Visual Anthropology after my undergraduate studies, but with the support of the School of Arts I see many more opportunities for myself in the future. Completing this course has given me confidence in my abilities, not only as an independent film maker but as a producer and distributor. I cannot quite believe how much positive feedback my first fiction film has received, and before it has even been graded.’