Students At University Of Greenwich Participate In Major Motion Picture


The film will tell the story of the London Blitz as seen through the eyes of Londoners on the home front and feature scenes shot at a transformed Nevada Street, just behind the University of Greenwich’s Stockwell Street building. Blitz

Film and TV students at the University of Greenwich were given the opportunity to work on set as location marshals, as well as having access to exclusive guided tours of the set and will even participate in a masterclass with Sir Steve McQueen in the coming year.

Third Year film and TV production student George Harry is working as a location marshal for the production, he said:

“I’ve got shifts across four days, which I’m being paid for. I’m a location marshal, so I help with traffic on set, help the props department keep the set lit and lots of other bits to help the set run smoothly. With this being so local and a big production, I really wanted to be involved – it’s a good opportunity.”

As part of the production’s commitment to engage with the local community, and arranged by the University of Greenwich, director of the project, Sir Steve McQueen, will participate in a masterclass with Film and TV students. Students will get the chance to ask questions of the world-famous film maker in a session exclusively for the University of Greenwich.

Misha Myers, Head of School of Stage & Screen at the University of Greenwich, said:

“The opportunity for on-set experience has been wonderful for the students who have fed back that they learned a lot about the multitude of roles and processes involved in the making of a major film and specifically, about the negotiations and research that goes into building an entrance to the Stepney Green tube from the 1940s – in Greenwich!

“We look forward to chatting with director Sir Steve McQueen about his processes developing stories that reflect diverse life experiences.”

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