Film maker is picked for top apprenticeship

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An aspiring film maker from Blyth has secured a place on a top fim academy’s apprenticeship scheme.

Michael Day, from South Beach, has been selected as one of 20 hopefuls on the Natioanl Youth Film Academy’s 2013 apprenticeship.

The 18-year-old will now gain an insight into the industry throughout the year.

NYFA works with the UK’s top young film makers to land real paid jobs in the film industry.

Michael said: “I thought it would be a great opportunity to get into the industry and see what it was really like before trying to get a job.

“I was so surprised to get picked, but now I want to just gain as much experience as I can, so I can get a better understading of film making.”

During Michael’s apprenticeship he will work on providing the NYFA services to clients, securing finance for films and developing his skills as a quality film maker.

Artistic director Rob Earnshaw: “With the rise in university fees and increase in youth unemployment apprenticeships are the real alternative for aspiring young film makers to enter an already competitive market.

“We are incredibly proud to have Michael on our program.”