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Former Downlands pupil in award-winning film

Hannah Jones, a former pupil at Downlands Community School and Brighton College at last night's British Independent Film Awards. Hannah acts under the name Hannah Wilder.

Hannah Jones, a former pupil at Downlands Community School and Brighton College at last night's British Independent Film Awards. Hannah acts under the name Hannah Wilder.

Former Downlands Community School student Hannah Jones is celebrating after the independent film she had a leading role in scooped the Raindance Award at the British Independent Film Festival last night (Sunday).

Hannah, who works under the stage name ‘Hannah Wilder’ landed a central part in ‘Strings’ just before she graduated from Bristol University in 2010 where she studied Drama.

The film was shot and directed by talented young director Rob Savage when he was just 18 and Hannah beat off fierce competition to play ‘Scout’ - a teenager going through a difficult relationship.

Strings was shown at the Raindance Film festival earlier this year and has been acquired by Vertigo films for distribution in 2013.

Hannah, who grew up in Hassocks, studied Drama in the sixth form at Brighton College before going on to Bristol University.

 

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