Budding Spielberg wins charity promo video shoot

Twenty-four young digital talents from Bower Park Academy in Romford went head to head in CEME’s promotional film competition, using their digital and creativity skills to gain the winning title of The Young Entrepreneur Project.

The programme, a joint venture between CEME, Havering Council and The Greater London Authority, was designed to empower young people with digital and creative skills by engaging in a project to help their local community, Havering Mind. The project involved students working on briefings, researching mental health issues, filming, editing and working on presentations.

Three-minute marketing videos of the charity’s fundraising activities were produced by the creative filmmakers, to highlight mental health issues and Havering Mind’s services. These films were judged by the expert judging panel, including representatives from Havering Mind, CEME, the Council and TV presenter, Rhys Stephenson.

The 11th of October saw the culmination of the programme with an event at CEME with speakers, a tour of CEME, the young people presenting their films and competition. Rhys Stephenson, ex-Bower Park student, talked about his journey from Bower Park Academy to TV presenter.

Bill Williams, CEO of CEME, commented: “As a pioneering hub for start-up technology businesses, we are extremely keen to maintain Havering as a hotbed of digital talent long into the future. Through the Young Entrepreneurs Programme, we are looking to guarantee that youngsters in the region have a number of opportunities available to them to develop an enviable portfolio of digital skills.”

Angelina Musiwa and John Lagunzad’s film was selected as the winner, which will now spearhead one of the charity’s marketing campaigns.


John Lagunzad,13, joint winner of the competition said: “This project gave you so much experience on how to use certain technology for filming and we learned a lot like directing, producing and all the jobs they do, and we used that to share the message that you are not alone.”

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