Up-and-coming filmmakers and actors crammed the Bunker for an exciting night at the second annual Latimer Talks: London’s Finest Youth Film Screening. Young filmmakers competed for a chance to show their work off to the crowd and for a shot at the prize. The winning filmmaker received office space, a kit and a development session with Latimer’s directors.
The night was extra special because it was the last Talks in the Bunker. The last few events have been so successful that Latimer have outgrown the space. A bigger and better venue is soon to come.
Devante came to Talks because his cousin’s song was featured in “Two4Se7en,” a music video promoting Black history. “I loved it – I had a great time here,” he said. “It was very entertaining.”
Topics ranged from dealing with paraplegia, encountering a killer and being disappointed by society.
“I’m amazed at what these young people can do” said Dionisa, a filmmaker who has been attending Talks for a year and a half. “I didn’t know what to expect, but the talent really shows through in these films.”
After Latimer showed the six best short films and music videos, a 20-minute Q&A session with the filmmakers and informal networking capped the night.
“It was so lively here,” said Rita, a first-time goer who heard about Talks through word-of-mouth. “I’ll be coming back for sure.”
Resna, a sound producer, said it was great that young people were getting together to express themselves. “They’ve got vision; I love the passion and drive,” she said. “I’m really getting inspired from these films.”
Latimer Talks is the last Thursday of every month.