The Pain Of Parting Is Nothing To The Joy Of Meeting Again

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again” Charles Dickens 

As a new term dawns, the University of Essex is preparing for a set of new students, Freshers, to enter in to the world of learning, laughter  and most of all, a chance to discover who they are.

Many an actor, producer and director used University to discover their career path. Gerard Butler (The Bounty Hunter) studied law at the University of Glasgow. Forest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland) graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in drama. Zach Braff (Scrubs) graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in film.

Clearly, education is key, it is also fun, it is a place where we can discover things, test our abilities. Although it is bound to be difficult, it is not goodbye, it is see you later.

The Past In Our Pockets, The Future In Our Hearts

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

“This is a show about every single one of us, the past in our pockets, the future in our hearts and us, ourselves, very much stuck, trapped forever, in the tiny eternal moment between the two.”

There are moments in life, where we must learn from the past, quite often it shapes us and move onwards in to the future. And we must be a part of the present, the now.

Film makers are like that, quite often, their films reflect something of their past, some demon they are confronting. Legendary Director, Tim Burton (Frankenweenie) confronted one of his bullies in one of his best known films, Edward Scissorhands. The character Jim was a representation of all the jocks who bullied Burton at high school. And his end is rather dramatic, rather cinematic. But was one of the scenes which has made Burton such a brilliant director.

The Rabbit Film has had a momentous week this week, a week of firsts, a week of learning. And, a week of exclusives, for you. Keep your eyes peeled, for the coming term. It’s set to be a corker.