SAE staff and students work on Sci Fi London short

25 Apr 2017

SAE staff and students will attend BFI London this evening for a preview screening of the science fiction short film How to Be Human.

Set in the near future of a dystopian London, the film explores the dire consequences of a world without humanity, as sisters try to escape their war-torn country.

Film Programme Coordinator James Clarke, Audio lecturer Graeme Hales and students Cesar Portillo, Charlie Small and Alba Santos all worked on the film’s sound design after meeting its producer and lead actress, Louise Salter, at an SAE Extra masterclass.

James Clarke said the project is not only a testament to SAE’s strong industry ties, but demonstrates the type of collaborations our students enjoy.

"One of the things we're really continuing to foster here at SAE is the connections across our courses,” said James.

“The chance to have made the link between our Film course contacts and the knowledge and talents of the Audio course is an ideal example of this.”

Louise Salter, who co-stars in the film alongside BAFTA-winning actress Sophie Kennedy Clarke, has thanked SAE ahead of its forthcoming festival exposure.

“SAE saved us big time. The students were fantastic and both myself and the director were incredibly pleased with the very professional sound design.”

“We’ve had some huge challenges but seeing the film complete and a true reflection of our passion, energy and soul - it makes every single stressful moment worthwhile.”

The film will also be screened at the London Sci Fi Film Festival from 27 April to May 6 2017.