Year 12 and 13 students studying media at Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio were extremely fortunate recently to attend an audience with Rob Earnshaw.
Rob is currently listed in the Guardian / Observer future 500 of rising stars and is a member of the North East Entrepreneurs forum. He founded the National Youth Film (NYFA), a not for profit organisation to locate, educate, develop and showcase the talents of exceptionally gifted young actors and film makers aged 16-25 years old from around the UK.
The Studio students were privileged to spend the morning with Rob, who shared his own personal journey and how young film makers and actors are given the opportunity to train with respected industry professionals and meet with like-minded individuals to write, film, produce and showcase their own short film. The students enjoyed a lively Q&A session as well.
Studio Principal Colin Grand said; “Rob’s visit marks the start of an exciting collaborative opportunity with the school. Our students have also been lucky enough to attend a webinar Rob fronted with Andy
Serkis, an English film actor, best known for his role as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings
film trilogy. Andy shared his own journey with the students, from starting as an artist to becoming a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee. His down to earth attitude allowed students to fully understand the employability skills necessary to aspire to work in the industry.
Another amazing opportunity that adds to the competitive advantage and industry knowledge that our students are developing.”