Three former Exmouth Community College students are heading off to London to study Film and Television at London's prestigious South Bank University. 

Not only have best friends Joe Burren (19), Jacob Perry (18) and Zach Pike (18) been given unconditional offers to study film at the London University, but during their gap year they have also been working on a debut film which will premiere in Exmouth's Scott Cinemas.

The trio have been collaborating to create make Zach's debut film Beyond the Green, an unsettling psychological horror which will premiere on February 29th at Scott Cinemas, Exmouth.

The University has just a 17% acceptance rate, but the three young film-makers clearly impressed the admissions team with their cinematic knowledge and drive to make it in the industry. 

Zach explains: "The film follows the journey of two friends who set out on a camping trip to memorialise their beloved friend, only to discover there may be more to his death than meets the eye.  If it makes you think twice about your next camping trip, then I've done my job! "

Jon Perry, Film Studies teacher at Exmouth Community College, was quick to congratulate the students, noting that 'if the boys aren't watching films together, they are talking about them, writing them and filming them. It's great that they have all been accepted onto the same, industry-facing course in London.  I'm sure this won't be the last we hear from them"

Beyond the Green premieres at Exmouth Scott Cinemas on February 29h, by invitation.