My name is Ellie, I’m a 19-year old Media Production student at the University of Lincoln about to start my third year. This is my going to be my blog about film and television, with the occasional theatre post. I thought to get started I would write 10 facts about me to help you get to know me a little bit better, so here they are!
- I am specialising in Film Production at university.
I originally studied Film and Television which was 75% theory however, I was looking for something more practical. After talking to my tutors, we decided it would be best for me to transfer to Media Production at the start of second year. Consequently, I became a lot happier and managed to make some good friends that I can also work with.
- I like to travel a lot, both nationally and internationally.
In a couple of weeks, I will be spending my birthday in Amsterdam. I also have the opportunity to spend a few days in Croatia next year with my family and boyfriend. After university, I plan to interrail across Europe before settling down with a permanent job.
- My favourite TV show is Sherlock.
Damn right it is. The cast is absolutely perfect and I don’t think anybody else could do it quite the same. I actually wrote my Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) about what makes the show so popular and compared it to the likes of Elementary.
- My guilty pleasure is High School Musical.
Isn’t it everyones?
- I am a member of the Musical Theatre society at uni.
Over the course of the year, we performed two showcases. These were both to raise money for our production of Grease. Although I only perform minor roles, I thoroughly enjoy it and there is nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of performing live.
- My favourite musical is Les Misérables (oh Russell Crowe).
The first time I ever watched Les Misérables was when the 2012 film came out in cinemas across the UK. I instantly fell in love. The music is absolutely fantastic.
- I won the Norfolk County Scholar’s award for my A-level results.
I studied Business, Finance, Media studies and Sociology. I achieved A*, A*, B, C respectively.
- I enjoy photography.
I use a Nikon D3300 and I’m looking forward to going to Amsterdam so I can experiment with photography. My mum works as a personal trainer so I often take pictures of her training for her to use as advertisements on social media.
- I have a boyfriend called Daniel.
We have been together for almost 2 years. We actually met at university, he does Computer Information Systems and is a massive nerd but he is my best friend and I love him a lot. Dan is actually designing the logo for me and proofreading my articles so he is definitely the best!
- I once managed to watch almost 20 movies in 2 days!
January 2013, I had two days off sixth form due to the snow so I decided to have a Benedict Cumberbatch binge. This included: Third Star, Starter for 10, Atonement, The Other Boleyn Girl, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse, and Wreckers. After hearing that Benedict would feature as the main villain in Star Trek: Into Darkness, I decided that it would be a good idea to watch to get ready for the next film.
Additionally, I decided to have a Martin Freeman binge. This included: The Good Night, Love Actually, Swinging With The Finkels, I Just Want to Kiss You, Ali G Indahouse, and Nativity! I finished off by watching a couple of my favourite films such as Lol and Les Misérables. Needless to say, I was very tired after these two days.