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Amelia Thompson, 21, needs you to bring film to life

A Bury St Edmunds student has teamed up with 13 other budding movie-makers to create a film.

Amelia Thompson, 21, is studying film and television production at the University of Hertfordshire.

Amelia grew up in Bury St Edmunds and attended County Upper School in Beetons Way from 2011 to 2016, where she studied A-levels in Art, Geography and Media Studies.

Amelia Thompson on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival.
Amelia Thompson on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival.

Amelia, who has taken on taken on the role of editor and assistant camera person for the film, is hoping to raise £3,500 which will go towards the film.

The film will be 10 minutes long and will be entered into various film festivals.

Amelia said: “The story is about another sleep-deprived night for seven-year-old little girl Briar, when her mother Leah and her abusive boyfriend Matt, are violently arguing, yet again. Although this evening, unlike the others, Briar’s world is about to change due to a visit from some mysteriously magical white gloves.

“The story is about how a girl called Briar who is hard of
hearing and feels isolated, escapes domestic abuse through a visit from some magical white gloves enabling her to reconnect with her mother love.”

The money will go towards the cast, location, festival entry, travel, production design and any other costs.

Amelia added: “Its not just about raising money as I want to use this film to help raise awareness around the issue of domestic abuse and how a child can be affected by it.

“With your help, we can spread the word with this film. However, in order to get the film made I need to raise £3,500 and any help would be appreciated as this not only raises awareness of this important issue but helps young film makers starting out on their careers. You can get your name in the credits and have your name up in lights.”

There are opportunities to get your name in the credits for a donation of £35 or to be credited as the Executive Producer for £75.

Amelia was student of the year in media studies when she attended County Upper School.

Michelle Thompson, Amelia’s mum, said: “She has been lucky enough work as a part of the production team on the BBC Proms at the Albert Hall helping Katie Derham with her rehearsals and with the live broadcasts. She has also attended the red-carpet premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.”

Amelia said: “My ambition is to become a film editor in the film industry and I will base myself in London to take advantage of the many film studios and editing companies in and around the city.I have been fortunate enough to work at Shepperton Studiosas part of a programme by the BFI (British Film Institute).”

To donate, go to www.indiegogo.com/projects/touch-short-film--2

Anyone after a specific sponsorship or more details can contact Amelia at Ameliaat@gmail.com

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