Digital Film Production students at Ravensbourne College revealed two years of hard work as feature film Sasquatch made its London premiere at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square in July.
Believed to be the first feature film to be produced entirely by a university and its students, Ravensbourne College was proud to unveil comedy-drama Sasquatch at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square. Two years in the making, the film was co-written by Rob Luke who took the lead on directing and producing the film alongside fellow alumni and with the full support of the college.
Telling the comic tale of a pair of pranksters who try to con a small Lake District town into thinking a Bigfoot is on the loose, Sasquatch was made using Ravensbourne’s production and post-production equipment alongside the technical advice and consultancy of senior staff at the college. The budget of £9,500 was raised through a crowdfunding campaign.
Senior Lecturer in film production, Dr Garth Twa said the college has always encouraged its students to collaborate creatively and participate in professional practice. Twa expressed his pleasure in the finished product particularly because it was done without impacting upon the student’s term-time classes.
“We are very proud of our graduates for producing a feature length film with limited time and budget and hope to see more of their work in the future,” he added.
Writer, producer and director Rob Luke said: “Studying at Ravensbourne was invaluable. We could not have made this film without the expert facilities and resources they have on offer to students.” He added his gratitude to the tutors for the invaluable advice and support offered while making the film.
Luke, who was part of the Ravensbourne Self-Employment and Enterprise Diversity Scheme (SEEDS) programme which supports students on their path into enterprise, was mentored by Gareth Unwin, Ravensbourne alumni and Producer of the award winning film The King’s Speech.