From ‘The Incredibles’ to ‘Pitch Perfect’ via the Bafta’s on the way to ‘Avengers Endgame’

Congratulations to former Greenhead student Ellen Birkinshaw, who remains ready for her close up, whilst interviewing current industry directors, writers and performers. Ellen won a nationally competitive place on the IntoFilm Young Reporters Scheme as an A2 student at Greenhead last year. The Young Reporter scheme offers “young people the opportunity to take part in podcasts, review films as well as attend red carpet events and press junkets”.

Ellen is about to start her second year at Brunel University London, where she will continue Film and Television studies, which she really enjoys. Ellen’s assignments have already been diverse.

“So far I’ve been assigned ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ where I had the chance to catch the film before its initial release. I then interviewed both Hailee Steinfield and Rebel Wilson at a press junket. Earlier this year, I attended the BAFTA red carpet which was incredible. There I interviewed several people including Oscar winning director Barry Jenkins. In April, I was cast as the reporter for the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ assignment. I interviewed the two directors, Anthony and Joe Russo as well as actors Chris Hemsworth and Paul Rudd.

“Presently, I’m not entirely sure what I want to do with my career. I know I want to work in the film industry, working with IntoFilm has allowed me to get some incredible experience and meet some amazing people. This experience, I feel will benefit me, when I begin looking for work, as I feel for this particular field, experience is key.”

Congratulations to Ellen on this outstanding achievement. We wish Ellen continued success as an IntoFilm Young Reporter, and in her exciting career aspirations.