It’s the urban noise we all recognise , a large group of teenagers excited about something. Travelling up the escalator to the cinema for the TropJr judging, the noise is inescapable. And it’s not just the competitors in the prestigious event who have a buzz about them. Siblings and carers all gather to watch as we media take photos, chat with the young people and do on camera interviews.
Excited is a word keeps coming up when you speak to these filmmakers of the future. Nervous also gets lots of mentions. But when you draw them out most are working on a new project now and keen to watch the films of their peers, most will go to tonight’s Tropfest also. I’ve put the name of one young man into my memory store he’s excited … about making the contacts.