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Simon Aeppli, a Senior Lecturer in Film Production spoke to us about what films inspired him to pursue a career in film and he said “The films that first made me think differently about cinema came from the music I listened to while I was studying an Art Foundation in Belfast - The Pixies singing about Bunuel’s Un Chien Andalou or the Dead Kennedys referencing David Lynch’s Eraserhead. I left Northern Ireland to study at Newport Film School in Wales and was grateful to the lecturers there who would constantly push film references our way." Simon has made award-winning short documentary work that has been screened at festivals in Britain and abroad and broadcast on Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV London. He recently received an AHRC technē scholarship for part-time PhD study at the University of Brighton for a project called Operation Bogeyman: The Folk Horror Landscape of 1970's Northern Ireland. Read all about his inspiration here: https://bit.ly/3hBNTZs #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA #Film #filmmaking #filmcourse #filmisnotdead #art #movie #cinema #filmmaker #director #cinematography #video #creative #movies #filmcommunity #producer #getcreative #filmeducation #filmfestival #shortfilm #filmmaker #festival #animation