Meet our Ones to Watch 2016

15 Mar 2016

8 mins
Winners of the Ones to Watch awards at the 2016 Into Film Awards
Winners of the Ones to Watch awards at the 2016 Into Film Awards

We're pleased to announce the winners of our Ones to Watch award, sponsored by EON Productions. These young film enthusiasts have shown incredible talent at a young age, and we're excited to see how their careers develop. 

14-year-old Jess O'Brien from Leicester has experience in directing, writing, producing, and acting. she has demonstrated a real commitment to filmmaking and is renowned for her accomplished camera work. Jess has shown great initiative in getting her films seen on the global stage, and has recently had her work screening at film festivals in Australia and Greece. Watch her film Coping below.

Sean McInally, from Glasgow, is a 17-year-old trailblazer who left school early to focus on filmmaking. It was a risk, but it paid off, and he has used his creativity to start a young filmmakers collective in the city. This eventually led to him winning a place at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to study Digital Film and Television. His first short film The Interview has screened at numerous UK festivals and he's using this experience to develop his first feature, Frame of Mind. 

Our final winner, Joe Blandamer from Dorset, began filmmaking at the tender age of eight, when he first started using computers. Now 15, Joe has demonstrated a real flair for producing witty and entertaining animated films. A skilled model maker and creative, his work has even been spotted by Golly Starzak, the creator of Shaun the Sheep. Watch his creations on his YouTube Channel.

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