Film and media students have explored topics including conflict, terrorism and mental health as part of a work experience placement.

The students, who were placed at Make A Difference Entertainment (MADE) in Hayes, wrote, shot and edited their own films using locations in and around the area. The films are now being featured on YouTube.

The films include:

- Break the Cycle, directed by Kageth Kathirgamalingam - a moment of conflict between two young men escalates with tragic consequences.

- Bombed at the Bus Stop, directed by Andrew Cannon - a man is forced to confront his racial prejudices when he mistakes an Asian man for a terrorist.

- Free Your Mind, directed and starring Farris Simmons - a short piece about a man unable to escape his mental illness.

MADE is a social enterprise dedicated to creating brighter futures for London’s diverse communities through the co-production of innovative and engaging digital content.

David Lashbrook said: “The MADE project is not only a great opportunity for media students to learn about moving image production in a professional environment, but helps raise awareness about ethical issues and negative media stereotypes.”

The following Uxbridge College students, who are studying towards UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology, are also currently working for the MADE project:

Marcus Cartwright
Arjun Rajput
Farah Ahmed
Gianni Toro
Jordan Barlow
Thomas O’Regan

To see the films go to: