Filmmaking in Nepal

By Jake Morris, 6.1

In February half term, I went to Nepal – a country with an incredibly rich and diverse culture, which makes it the perfect basis for a film.

It seems that whenever anyone speaks about Nepal, they instantly think of the Himalayas or Mount Everest, but not nearly as many people speak about who or what lies beneath the villages clinging to existence on the mountain slopes (they may look photogenic to Westerners, but in reality, people there live below the poverty line) or the extensive smog that hangs above the hustle and bustle of its capital city, Kathmandu.

When I realised this, the title of the film – ‘Light and Shade’ – came into my mind. It was an idea with two meanings; the physical light contrast, but also the way of Nepali life being so different to ours.

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Bedales student shortlisted for Harvest Short Film Competition

A-Puffin's-Tale---Poster

By Jake Morris, 6.1

I was delighted to be shortlisted for the Harvest Short Film Competition 2019 recently. I have been making films for about five years now, and my most recent film – A Puffin’s Tale – has been one of the most enjoyable.

Going to Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire, Wales, has always been on my mind as somewhere I wanted to film, as it is jam packed full of puffins. I was fortunate enough to borrow a really great telephoto lens and a good, sturdy tripod from Old Bedalian Andrew Graham Brown, who went to school with my father. This made filming at Skomer Island challenging but enjoyable; trying out professional gear is always really exciting.

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