Thursday, 18 August 2022

Students given starring role in promotional film

YOU may be forgiven for thinking this looks like a scene from the TV crime

YOU may be forgiven for thinking this looks like a scene from the TV crime drama series CSI.

In fact, the “forensic investigators” are performing arts students at The Henley College.

They dressed in boiler suits, surgical gloves and glasses and were armed with microscopes as part of a promotional video highlighting the courses on offer at the college.

The film will also showcases the sports, music and ancient history departments.

Production company Affixxius Films spent a week filming in order to portray a typical student’s first day.

Some filming was done by the river and Henley Bridge to show the female student’s arrival in Henley.

The imaginary girl was played by actress Emily Keston, and her twin sister Laura-Jane Keston, who have both appeared in ITV’s period drama Mr Selfridge.

College principal Jayne Davis said: “This is a very exciting time for the college. We have engaged with an excellent company to help us make a film to reflect the wonderfully broad and exciting curriculum we have and the attractive town we are based in as well as showing off our high-quality campus.

“Some of our performing arts and film studies students have been able to experience film-making hands-on, which has been a great opportunity for them.

“We cannot wait to see the final version and share it with all our stakeholders.”

Robyn Vitty, the college’s head of marketing, added: “We wanted to do something that was different to your standard documentary-style film.

“It’s much more about building a sense of the college and to give a taste of who we are.

“Rather than trying to cover all our bases in one go, we’ve touched on academic, creative, sport and social.

“It was a great opportunity for our performing arts students to be involved with a professional film company.”

The film is now in post-production and will be officially launched next year. It will be shown to prospective students and across social media.

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