Kirklees College students film a music video with Film Buddy


Kirklees College students star in cowboy themed music video.

Creative industries students collaborated with Film Buddy to create another, inspirational music video as part of their work experience programme. Music and Media students were led by industry professionals on the film day, under the umbrella of Film Buddy.

The owner of Howdy’s in Pudsey kindly opened his venue throughout the day to let the students shoot a cowboy themed music video. Director Shane Hamill brought along his nephew, Rocco, who has previously featured on Emmerdale and many more, to feature in the music video.

The music students Fintan, Alfie, Byron, Lacey and Jack had written and produced the song, ‘Snake In My Boot’, and took lead on the concept for the music video with direction from Shane and filmmaker Charlie Leek.

Level 3 media students Alfie, Aaliyah, Ethan, Ebony, Edie and Yannoulla all took industry professional roles within film, helping assist with filming and capturing backstage footage. Noah, our Level 3 Year 2 student got the opportunity to produce and direct alongside Charlie and Shane, bringing his current experience at KLTV to the film set.

A representative from Film Buddy commented on the collaboration:

“It’s always been our ambition at Film Buddy to connect aspiring film crew and creatives to the best of industry talent. We support students through education to understand and experience the realities of the Film, TV and Creative Media industries. Film Buddy works closely through our successful partnership with Kirklees College to provide a valuable platform for students to learn and develop the necessary skills required for relevant career development”.

Creative Industries Work Experience Coach, Emma Crosland said:

“All the students represented Kirklees College in a professional and innovative way. It is inspiring to see students invested into their chosen subject and strive to develop their skills within industry, taking an enthusiastic approach towards work experience.

Film Buddy is a fantastic partnership for the department and students. We very much appreciate their innovation, industry contacts and investment into getting the younger generation work ready”.

To find out more about Creative Industries at Kirklees College, head to our Media and Music pages.

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