Budding filmmakers in Cirencester offered opportunity to win month-long internship at Ministry of Sound

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Budding filmmakers in Cirencester offered opportunity to win month-long internship at Ministry of Sound Budding filmmakers in Cirencester offered opportunity to win month-long internship at Ministry of Sound

ASPIRING filmmakers are being offered the chance to win an internship at Ministry of Sound in memory of a Cirencester College student who was killed in an overseas road accident.

For the second year running, the Josh Edmonds Memorial Scheme will present one lucky filmmaker with the opportunity to show off their skills at the world-famous Ministry of Sound in London.

Josh Edmonds was 22 and three months into the trip of a lifetime when his motorbike crashed with a lorry on a road in Vietnam in January 2011.

He studied at Cirencester College between 2004 and 2006, successfully completing courses in Media Studies, General Studies and Film Studies as well as a BTEC National Award in Video Techniques.

The scheme, which was launched by Josh’s parents last year in honour of his memory, invites anyone aged between 18 and 25 in Gloucestershire to enter the competition to win the month-long internship.

Lohan Presencer, chief executive of Ministry of Sound, said: “Josh was a fantastically creative and enthusiastic member of the team here and hopefully this placement will give someone the same opportunities that Josh had and continue his memory.”

Josh’s parents, Jane Harris and Jimmy Edwards, said that they were extremely proud that their son’s life could be remembered in this way.

They said: “Josh lived and breathed music. As well as his talents as a video producer, he had an amazing knack of taking the stress out of any situation and making work fun.”

Last year’s winner, Lewis Murphy, who now works for drum and bass record label Emcee Recordings, described the scheme as a “fantastic career springboard”.

“Whatever aspect it is that you’re interested in, the scheme is a brilliant way for young talent to gain some experience of the music and media industry.

“The people I met at Ministry of Sound and the experiences I had are irreplaceable. Anyone who is thinking of applying, just go for it, you’d be a fool not to.”

Anyone interested in taking part in the internship must submit a 200 word statement about why they want to work with Ministry of Sound plus a link to one piece of original work no later than Friday, February 28.

To download an application form, visit www.cirencester.ac.uk/joshedmondsmemorialscheme.

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