Congratulations to former FEC student Sarah Rice

Sarah Rice Final Project 2013For her final project, Sarah Rice (2012-13) investigated archive and newsreels from the second world war. She created a live event which used the archive in an innovative, creative way mixing a scripted live performance with an installation of pre-edited archive and sound. She managed to perform this as part of the Edinburgh Fringe (only a couple of weeks before hand-in day) but having done such excellent work in advance of the performance the reflection on this particularly adventurous engagement with audiences served the whole submission very well. The great news is that the short film, subsequently produced, has been selected for the Imperial War Museum Film Festival. That’s just brilliant. Well done Sarah. She took the time to write to us to thank us for our help and the opportunities offered over the year and we are chuffed to bits:

‘I’m really excited and happy to see that it was able to have a little life after graduation and in such a fitting environment as a war museum!  I just wanted to thank you guys for that amazing year I had in Edinburgh and for helping out so much with your direction on my dissertation.  I feel like my strange little idea found a home for itself and I’m hoping to be able to travel over for the awards ceremony in December.  If so, I will definitely be swinging by Edinburgh to stop by the ol’ stomping grounds!’

Here’s a wee image I (Susan) took at the event – very short and nothing like the film itself.