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By mmbfuk, Nov 1 2017 02:02PM

Jessica Arterton became the 3rd MMBF Rising Star Of The Year.




Meet Jessica

Jessica Arterton is a British Actress from Medway in Kent, born in 1998. During her childhood and teenage years she quickly gained an aptitude towards performing arts and gymnastics, showcasing her talents in competitions all over the country.


Attending St. John's Catholic Comprehensive School till 2015 when she joined Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School's sixth form. Excelling at A-Levels, she was awarded a place at King's College London to study Classics and Latin. After training at the Pauline Quirke Academy since she was 14, at 16 she was cast as Nancy, the lead character in James Crow's horror House of Salem, and at 18 was cast in the supporting role of Jennifer in the third instalment of the We Still Kill The Old Way franchise; We Still Die The Old Way.


Commenting on the award she said "To even be considered for an award when I've only been actively a part of this industry for just over two years is amazing, and I'm so grateful to have been recognised and even acknowledged by the industry's professionals. Thank you so much, and hopefully it allows me to carry on with the opportunity to work and study what I love simultaneously in London and opens more doors for me in the future."



By mmbfuk, Oct 23 2017 05:17AM

MMBF Trust is pleased to announce that Essex Power 100 has pledged support towards our Essex Creativity Fund which has so far this year been used to support our summer filmmaking competition, our support of Essex film festival - Colchester Film Festival and also been used to fund the Anna Kennedy Award for the autism community.




Essex Power 100 is an annual list of the 100 most powerful and influential people either residing in Essex or from Essex. Their 2017 list will be published on the 27th of October 2017.


Lewis Drazen the Witham based founder of the venture said "I am honoured to have the opportunity to give back to the local community of Essex, we love the work MMBF Trust are doing to support the community in Essex and we hope to further that work".


*To date MMBF Trust has received £3,500 in donations from EssexPower100.


We have more exciting Essex projects and competitions to announce soon in partnership with Essex Power 100, keep an eye on our Projects page.





By mmbfuk, Oct 22 2017 04:24AM

Epping Forest College student Deividas Balciunas earlier in the summer won the MMBF Amar Adatia Award.




The prize of the award entitled him to a DSLR film camera partnered with a crew role on Amar Adatia's feature film Dead Ringer.


The teenage rising star fought of competition from over 100 entrants to win the award.


Here is pictured collecting his Canon DSLR camera from Matthew Martino.




The local student who has previously spoke of how he plans to continue on to university to continue studying media is now a member of the MMBF Trust Alumnus.






By mmbfuk, Oct 16 2017 08:50AM

Making the most of their weekend, parents and members of the public descended on Towngate Theatre in Basildon for the Autisms Got Talent roadshow!



Whilst scores of talent performed and wowed the crowd, our Matthew Martino was in attendance to present talented artist Liam Burgess with his Anna Kennedy Award, as part of the award Liam wins a DSLR film camera worth £500 plus a 1 day film training course in London this December.


Earlier this year, we teamed up with autism ambassador Anna Kennedy OBE to present a wonderful chance for an aspiring filmmaker within the autism community to win a DSLR film camera.



MMBF chair Megan Turner says “We are so pleased to be supporting the autism community, Matthew and I have both been touched by the numerous heart-warming stories we have read about autism around the UK. We are working on more projects to provide further support to talents within the community”.





By mmbfuk, Sep 8 2017 12:30PM

Enrique Buleo is a talented filmmaker and the winner of the MMBF Rising Star Award at unDependence Film Festival in Edinburgh.


Enrique Rodríguez Buleo was born in Villanueva de la Jara (Spain) in 1979. In 1997 he began his studies in Fine Arts. In his university years he began making video pieces and in 2001 he won the third prize in a young artists contest in his region with a shortfilm called "Rec.





Since mid 2000's until now, Enrique has combined his cinematographic works with his stamps production. In 2010 he made his first individual exhibition in Cuenca.


Between 2015 and 2016 he wrote and filmed "Decorosa" in several Spanish locations that was selected in more than 50 film festivals. He is currently writing his first film called provisionally "Efe y e".


You can watch the teaser of Decorosa, Enrique's latest project here:






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