Huddersfield’s Young Reporter interviews the Barden Bellas at Pitch Perfect 3 screening

17 year old Greenhead College student, Ellen Birkinshaw, recently interviewed two of the biggest stars of the latest Pitch Perfect 3 film, comedy actress Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld.

Spending two days in London, Ellen watched the latest Pitch Perfect instalment, before it became available in cinemas worldwide, and interviewed the two stars. She kept her questions fun and light-hearted, covering a variety of topics including friendship, achieving dreams, stunts and… burritos, whilst interviewing with such confidence and charisma.

The opportunity arose shortly after Ellen was offered one of just 25 places on the two year Young Reporters Programme, with Into Film. Ellen applied for the programme at home, not knowing what would become of it. With a tough application process, her place on the programme was earnt after three rounds of shortlisting, finalising with an audition in London. This assignment was the first of many for Ellen, who aspires to study Film studies at University, and the programme is an excellent platform for her to kick-start her career in Film.

Film Studies teacher Liz Bowen has commented:

‘‘Ellen’s achievement is outstanding. She has demonstrated commitment, talent and confidence to achieve an invaluable industrial opportunity. It is fantastic to see a Greenhead Celluloid student taking their love of film into a real world context.’’

The videos of Ellen interviewing Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld are available to view on the Get Into Film YouTube Channel.