St Malachy’s Students are Sensational Again with Unprecedented Success in Filmmaking! For an Unequalled Fifth Year in a Row, Moving Image Arts Students from the College Lifted Top Honours in Filmmaking at the 2015 CCEA Showcase.
For the fifth year in a row St Malachy’s students shone at the CCEA Showcase of the best film work from Moving Image Arts students in 2015.
Caolan Caddell and Chloe Anderson (who studies Moving Image Arts at St Malachy’s) picked up First Place at A Level and Second Place at AS respectively, at the event at Queen’s Film Theatre, on 26 November.
Caolan, who is currently studying Cinematic Arts at Ulster University, followed his impressive first place awards at AS in the 2014 CCEA Showcase and Cinemagic’s Young Filmmaker competition, by achieving the top place in 2015 with his outstanding A2 masterpiece entitled “The Clown”. Caolan’s truly unsurpassed A Level film is a poignant exploration of the human cost of war, from the perspective of a soldier struggling to maintain his integrity, morality and empathy for others, amidst the horrors that he must witness daily. With a captivating visual style that would not look out of place alongside films such as films such as Shindler’s list, and an allegorical subtext that is resonant of literary works by Bertolt Brecht, this masterpiece left audiences amazed and almost moved to tears by its poignancy.
Chloe, who is studying her Moving Image Arts A Level at St Malachy’s College, lifted second place at the CCEA Showcase with “Psychosis”, her expressionistic exploration of the inner conflicts and anxieties of an individual, portrayed across the years, using artistic non-linear narrative filmmaking techniques.
The awards ceremony was officially opened by author, screenwriter and filmmaker Colin Bateman, who, along with Bernard McCloskey from Northern Ireland Screen and Ingrid Arthurs from the examination board, CCEA spoke glowingly of the creativity, endeavour and and tremendous achievement of all of those shortlisted.
The winning films as well as a selection of other work from St Malachy's Moving Image Arts students can be viewed on Youtube on the miamalachy channel at:
St Malachy’s former student, Caolan Caddell picked up the top award at the CCEA MIA Showcase with his A Level, film masterpiece, “The Clown”.
Chloe Anderson, a member of the AS Moving Image Arts class at St Malachy’s College, receives her AS award from filmmaker, Colin Bateman. Also in the picture are Ingrid Arthurs from CCEA, Bernard McCloskey from Northern Ireland Screen and Sean Boyle from Cinemagic.