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:
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.
“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/