A group of youngsters rose to a tough challenge set by the British Film Institute, taking part in a unique film-making day at Pinewood and Shepperton Studios.

A group of 48 teenagers were selected to take part in the programme which offered them the chance to understand the process of making a film from script to screen through a series of workshops.

Having first written four short scripts, they had four hours to shoot their short-films at the world-renowned studios. Participants took on job roles ranging from the director to sound recordists and cinematographers. They were supported by industry professionals having first received training.

On 9 February the films will be showcased, and certificates will be handed out at their graduation ceremony at The Curve, Slough.

Corporate Affairs Director of Pinewood Studios, Andrew Smith, said: “The BFI Film Academy is a brilliant opportunity for young people in the local area to enter into the industry. Developing the next generation of filmmaking talent is key to sustaining the success of the creative industries, and it’s something that we at Pinewood and Shepperton Studios are delighted to support.”

Resource Productions Head of Production, Alex Walker, added: "I was really impressed with the scripts that the groups developed and how professionally they operated on the shoot day.

“Resource Productions is passionate about making sure that young people like these really understand the realities of the working world of film, before they consider an education or career in this competitive sector"