Young film-maker in running for British award

Caitlan Sneddon, (16), a member of the Y create Film Club in Glenrothes, her film "Perfect Sunday" made the shortlist of the Sunday Times 'First Light' awards
Caitlan Sneddon, (16), a member of the Y create Film Club in Glenrothes, her film "Perfect Sunday" made the shortlist of the Sunday Times 'First Light' awards

A YOUNG Glenrothes film-maker has won praise for her first film, making the short-list of a prestigious award for up-and-coming British talent.

Caitlin Sneddon, (16), a member of the YCreate?! Film club in Glenrothes saw her film make it to the short-list of the Sunday Times “First Light” awards. Caitlin’s film, “Perfect Sunday”, tells the story of a young homeless man, and how one Sunday turned out to be just that little bit different for him.

Her piece was one of the seven films short-listed for the awards, from 22 films submitted by young people from all over Britain.

Caitlin, a student on the HNC radio course at Adam Smith College, paid tribute to her young colleagues on the course and revealed her hopes for the future.

She said: “Everyone in the club who helped to make the short film felt very passionate about the story, and we were very excited about it right from the start.

“Seven of us made the film, we couldn’t have done without each other.

“I am delighted that our film got so far in a national competition.

“And it just proves that myself, and all the other young people involved in making the film, are learning so much from our brilliant tutors Pete Rabjohns and Peter Marshall.

“This acknowledgement really spurs me on, and makes me even more enthusiastic about getting a job in the media.”

Elizabeth Nolan, First Light Programme Manager, praised the young Glenrothes film-maker adding that she believes Caitlin can go far in the film industry.

She said “We were very impressed by Caitlin’s film.

“We thought the film was very well shot and tightly edited.

“The team thought the storyline gave a very different take on the issue of homelessness and was very powerful in showing how a gesture of human kindness can really make someone’s day.

“Overall, we were very impressed with Caitlin’s directing skills.

“Her passion for directing is clearly evident and represented through a short and powerful film.

“We are sure that Caitlin has a big future ahead of her with directing and we encourage her to continue with her skills in film-making.”