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Film taught by experts

You’ll learn from academics who are experts with direct experience of working within the film industry. 

From directors with over 20 years’ experience to award-winning filmmakers and leading writers they’ve been where you want to get to! Their wealth of knowledge informs your course content, keeping it innovative and engaging and their insight will be invaluable in helping you shape your future choices. Their links mean we are often approached by media companies looking for students to help out on specific projects in film and television production, distribution and exhibition in London, as well as in media, public relations and marketing.

You’ll gain a real diverse cultural perspective about the world of film through Brunel. We have experts in gender and sexuality representation, American cinema and even popular East Asian cinema, cult film and TV. So, depending on which modules you choose and where your passions lie, you can be sure you’ll get the support to pursue your interests.

See some of the projects our academics have worked on

About a war

About a War follows three opposing fighters who first took up arms as teenagers and didn’t stop fighting until the bloody 15-year Lebanese Civil War conflict ended.

“The conflict in Syria brings Lebanon back into the spotlight as Lebanon becomes a refuge for Syrians traumatised by another conflict,” said Dr Daniele Rugo, Senior Film Studies lecturer.

The Acting Class

This award-winning, tough-talking documentary, featuring big-time actors like Christopher Eccleston, Maxine Peake and Tom Stocks looks at how hard it is for working-class youngsters to break into acting.

“It's really important to gather the testimony and experiences of working-class people and present them in ways that expose what's happening,” said Professor in Media, Michael Wayne, “Hopefully winning a London Labour Film Festival award will help raise the profile of the issues highlighted.”

The Sound

Screened at the prestigious HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood, the short film follows a young girl desperate to find the source of the haunting sound plaguing her mother. Starring BAFTA-nominated actor Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) and executive co-produced by BAFTA winner Noel Clarke (Star Trek) and our very own Dr Paul Moody. 

The Stay

Written, directed and co-produced by Brunel’s Frazer Lee, the film has won the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Gothic Filmmaker Award 2018 at Zed Fest Film Festival, held in Hollywood USA.

The independent film, starring Daniela Finley, was shot entirely on location in Gloucestershire with cinematography by Alan Stewart (Disney's Aladdin).