Sixth Former wins top film-making prize

After coming first in a film-making competition, Year 13 student Josh Palfrey has been offered a placement at multi BAFTA award-winning film animation studio, Blue Zoo.

Josh himself explains:

“This offer came very much out of the ‘blue’ and was due to the fact that they had seen my winning film in a competition called the “summer of animation” (summerofanimation.com) an event where young people are challenged to make a short film over the summer. Blue Zoo was a sponsor of the event.) I won the competition with my film and, when contacted about my prize of a £2000 laptop, I also asked whether it would be possible to get a tour of Blue Zoo (as that was the prize for 2nd place). After a couple of weeks of sending that request, I received the following email:

Hi Josh, 

 Wanted to say congratulations on your winning film – we loved it here at Blue Zoo and think you thoroughly deserved the win! 

I heard that you’d like a tour of Blue Zoo, but we’d be very happy to go further than that an offer you a paid work placement and bypass the internship programme. We’d need to work out times of when it would suit us both best due to current work restrictions.

Also, we’re recording a podcast soon about the Summer Of Animation and we would love it if we could record a short voice call with you, asking you a few questions about the wonderful film you made?


“Obviously I am extremely excited and eager to respond.”

Watch Josh’s brilliant animation here: https://youtu.be/EV76-WAP0lY

Find out more about Blue Zoo https://www.blue-zoo.co.uk/

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