Deciding what you want to do in life can be tough. But even when you know what you want, you sometimes need help pursuing your passion. That’s the theme at the heart of a video we’ve just produced for The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, showcasing its Outreach programme.

Central is proud of its long history supporting the aspirations of young people, demonstrating a firm commitment to widening participation into higher education.

Its programmes extend into schools and colleges, encouraging young people who perhaps might not have thought they could pursue a degree in the dramatic arts to do just that.

Having worked with Central on a whole bevy of projects, Spectrecom was asked to produce an online video that would bring the University’s principle of widening access to Higher Education.

To achieve this, we filmed with two real-life prospective Central students, Shannon and Bojali.

Her enthusiasm for performance was sparked whilst doing a BTEC at Lewisham College. He took part in the Future Stage project run by Generation Arts.

We took a semi-dramatised approach to retelling their stories, using scripted voiceovers based on their own experiences.

Using this creative format, the resulting video offers an emotionally nuanced narrative, conveying the students’ doubts and anxieties as well as their passion and determination.

Various talents from the Spectrecom video production stable worked on this particular project; chief amongst their number were director-editor Chris Karageorgiou, producer Laura Merrett and scriptwriter Dani Wilmot.

You can find out more about Central’s Outreach programme here.

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Danielle Wilmot

Danielle Wilmot

Head of Creative

Dani is our Head of Creative. She oversees the creative team and works her magic on coming up with creative ideas and scriptwriting.

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