The evening was held at the very suave venue “Sketch” in Mayfair and although it was more of an intimate gathering, the atmosphere was just as vibrant. We enjoyed glasses of champagne, good music and dozens of canapés which continuously circled the room (the mini fish and chips were by far my favourite and the mini sorbet ice-creams were adorable).
Jason Wingard, the 2011 winner for his short film 2:20 took to the stage to give us an update of where he is now and what he has planned for the future. Presently, he is planning a film with the BFI which will be a hip hop musical based on the back drop of riots. Virgin Media are in the process of making applications to extend the reach of the completion and encourage even more talent apply.
You can see Jason’s winning film from 2011 below,
I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and after being to two of their events, stating that they sure know how to put a fantastic evening together is a pretty safe conclusion.
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