Two Coleg y Cymoedd learners studying on the Diploma in Creative Media Production (TV & Film) have been given the opportunity to follow their childhood dreams in the world of film and television.
Eighteen year old Dominic Farquhar, from Llantwit Fadre knew from an early age that his ideal job would be behind a camera and the experience he has gained on the course at the Nantgarw campus has put him in good stead.
Dominic, who completes the two year course this summer has already worked on various TV programmes at the BBC and S4C such as Only Connect & Pobl Y Cwm; he has also gained recognition for the production of a clip of the TV programme High Hopes.
He stated, â€œThe course has opened my eyes to the opportunities out there in TV and Film. My tutor has encouraged and stretched me to achieve my full potential, throughout my time on the course Iâ€™ve gained confidence and would definitely recommend it â€“ college certainly brings out the bestâ€.
Meanwhile fellow course-mate eighteen year old Harri Jones, from ChurchVillage has secured employment that he could only have dreamed of. He has been employed as a runner on the new film â€˜The Mummyâ€™ working alongside famous actors including Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe.
Echoing his course mates comments Harri stated â€œI have been so fortunate to secure the opportunity to work on such a blockbuster; itâ€™s been a real honour to work alongside Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise. I believe the course has equipped me with the skills, knowledge and attitude to succeed in the film industry. The facilities and equipment are of a professional standard and the support of the tutor is amazingâ€.
Commenting on the two learners Course tutor, Amanda Stafford stated â€œI am delighted for Harri and Dominic, they have both worked extremely hard and their enthusiasm and determination to succeed has paid off. Working in film and TV is a very exciting but challenging career path and both of them have the talent and the drive they need to succeed. At the college we have excellent facilities and the course provides the skills but in the end success comes down to the hard work and commitment of the learner. I look forward to seeing their names in the credits!â€
Rhondda Cynon Taff