Hannah Cole, aged 23 from Binfield in Berkshire, will receive £8,000 to study for the Diploma in Production Management at the National Film and Television School (NFTS). Hannah is being mentored by Anne Duffield.
To be supported by such prestigious organisations is a proud achievement and I'm looking forward to seeing what opportunities it brings.
Hannah graduated from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham in 2016 with a first class degree in Film Production. Her graduation film Spilt Milk (2016) screened at numerous festivals including the Royal Television Society, Iris Prize Festival and the London Short Film Festival. She continued her working relationship with the writer (Dillon Beagley) and both were commissioned by Screen South Random Acts to make their next short film, Me, the Elephant which included I, Daniel Blake star Dave Johns. Following this success, Hannah was selected for the BFI NETWORK X BAFTA Crew professional network programme earlier this year.
Hannah’s professional experience includes freelancing within location departments on feature films and television shows, such as Jurassic World 2, Tomb Raider and Black Mirror, something she hopes to continue in between her studies at the NFTS.
Hannah says; “I'm very grateful to be awarded a BAFTA Scholarship, and am hugely honoured to be named a Prince William Scholar through the support of Warner Bros. It means I'm able to focus on the course without having the added pressures of trying to fund my studies alongside the course. To be supported by such prestigious organisations is a proud achievement and I'm looking forward to seeing what opportunities it brings.”