Edge Hill University’s Institute for Creative Enterprise is collaborating with Hurricane Films on the documentary All At Sea, providing students with vital industry experience.

Twelve Media students will have the opportunity to work with international film director, Mike Hodges and an award-winning film company on a 20-day placement where they will work shadow the process, as well as being mentored by the production team. They will experience film editing, sound design, scoring, grading, marketing and distribution, and students involved will receive a credit on the film and will be invited to its premier.

At the end of the placement, students will use the skills they’ve acquired to make a short video reflecting on how they have benefitted from this experience.

Directed by screenwriter Mike Hodges, whose films include Get Carter, Flash Gordon and Croupier, All At Sea will reflect on the director’s life and career.

Having self-financed the film’s development, Hurricane’s ground-breaking partnership with ICE and Edge Hill University will involve Hodges collaborating with Hurricane’s in-house editor Graeme Hanks and Hurricane’s development team to research and source archive material – as well as shooting original footage.

Professor Martin McQuillan, Director of Edge Hill’s Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE), said:

“Edge Hill University is thrilled to be working with award winning producers and a world-famous director in this innovative partnership. Mike Hodges is one of Britain’s most important directors, our students will benefit from his unparalleled experience and the documentary feature will remind worldwide audiences of Hodges’ exceptional talent and Hurricane’s audacious filmmaking.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Edge Hill students to gain industry experience with award winning film producers,” added Roz Power from ICE. “The chance to work on this documentary alongside Mike Hodges is an extraordinary opportunity that will provide our students with an excellent foundation of working in the world of TV and film.”

Hurricane Films co-owner and the film’s producer Roy Boulter said:

“We are extremely pleased be to partnering with creative people who value the work of Hurricane and Mike Hodges’ contribution to cinema. Receiving support from ICE will allow us to get to a locked picture, so that we can screen to a host of already interested sale agents and distributors.”

This opportunity was made possible thanks to the University’s Student Opportunity Fund.