Lewis Rogers, 18, who was selected as Film Club Young Ambassador of the Year in 2012, is continuing his passion for all things film at the Bristol School of Animation at the University of the West of England.
The former student of Greendown School and Cirencester College started a degree in October, continuing a journey he started as an eight year old when he took part in a Swindon Council Create Studios media circus workshop advertised in The Link.
Lewis, from Haydon Wick, vividly recalls how his life changed instantly on the workshop. “I was a big fan of Pixar films and as soon as I started the Create workshop I knew that I didn’t want to do anything else. All my school books became covered in cartoon and animation ideas.”
As a film ambassador Lewis interviewed people like Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Naomie Harris and Jason Isaacs at Leicester Square premieres. His biggest highlight was to chat to and receive career advice from Toy Story director John Lasseter.
Using his portfolio of work Lewis is applying for a place on an 8 week animation course run by Disney studios in California next summer.
• Read about Lewis as a Film Club young ambassador www.bit.ly/lewisyfa
Right, Lewis receiving his film ambassador award in August 2011 from with TV presenter Robyn Bright