Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Alumnus, Evan Preston, premiered his new film ‘Suong’ in Soho, London on Saturday 24th June.
Presto Films’ ‘Suong’ tells the story of a Vietnamese art student who experiences visions that she needs to understand in order to repair the fractured relationship between her and her father. The film draws inspiration from Preston’s trip to Vietnam. Mesmerised by the art there, he then began to chat with Vietnamese students at his university, Bristol UWE. After feeling a connection with their stories, Preston set out to work on the script, and subsequently direct the film.
The Drama/Fantasy film premiered at Curzon Cinema, in Soho, London to an audience of industry professionals such as film producers, and the cast and crew of the film. ‘Suong’ is set to go on to play at various film festivals across the UK, such as Romford Film Festival. It will also go to the London Screen Power film festival where it has been nominated for Best Editing. The film will eventually be available to view on the Presto Films Youtube channel.
Preston’s creative journey began when he was young; he recalls wanting to ‘shape and reflect the world through art. At around the age of ten, he began learning more about the role of a Director and he then focused his efforts into becoming one. He studied at Wyvern College before coming to Barton Peveril to study Film Studies, Photography (Moving Image), and Media: Media Production Level 3 Diploma. He reflected on his time at Barton Peveril:
Barton Peveril helped me develop my filmmaking skills with the use of good equipment, facilities and learning resources. I look back on my Moving Image and Media Production classes fondly.”
In the future, Evan hopes to develop and improve as a filmmaker by reaching wider audiences with his thought-provoking stories.
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