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UCLan students shine in sci-fi movie

02 April 2013

UCLan students on various courses help with the production of Piercing Brightness

UCLan students recently played a major part in the production of feature length sci-fi movie, Piercing Brightness. The film, created by international artist Shezad Dawood, was inspired by and set in the City of Preston, with several of Preston’s iconic landmarks featuring in the film. UCLan students and facilities were heavily involved in the film’s production.

Whilst the £15-million Media Factory played host to the production offices and wardrobe facilities during the three-week shoot, students from a variety of courses also got involved. Current Acting students took on parts in the film, students from Fine Art courses worked as production assistants in the art department, Music Production undergraduates managed the sound for certain scenes, whilst Film Production students assisted with the overall production of the film.

Charles Quick, Reader in Art and Public Places at UCLan, commented: “It’s fantastic that a range of our students from various courses had the opportunity to gain valuable work experience alongside film professionals in many of the departments of the film. It has been a project where people from across both the University and Preston have made a huge contribution. Indeed, it’s fitting that the UK premiere of the film was in Preston during Guild Week.”