Duane Hopkins - DirectorDuane Hopkins

A close relationship with the National Media Museum, not to mention the professional industry experience of the college's teaching staff, brings international industry specialists to work with our A Level Media and Film students and offer help & career advice.

In 2008, the sombre and award winning drama 'Better Things'  was released by Director Duane Hopkins, who was lauded as a social-realist director of serious talent. 'Bypass' was Duane's follow up feature and is aomparable work, possesing the same urgent need to give weight to marginalised and dispossesed lives.

Duane Hopkins came to chat and offer advice and contatcs to aid Bradford College students with attaining careers in the media and also offering them the opportunity to participate in work placements.

Lol Crawley - CinematographerLol Crawley

Cinematographer Lol Crawley has shot a variety of films including Ballast which won the ' Best Cinematography Award' at Sundance in 2008 in addition to Four Lions and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. He has a true knack for capturing painfully personal and intimate images.

Crawley took time to share some advice about cinematography with Bradford College A Level Media students. This was a fantastic opportunity for the media students to hear industry insights and trade secrets. Lol commented that there was such an atmosphere of connection and positivity amongst the media and film students and he wholeheartedly supports and recommends the A Level Media Studies  and A Level Film Studies provision at Bradford College.