A group of university students have created a short film inspired by this year’s anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War .

After finishing their Creative Media Production studies at Uxbridge College in 2013, the team – including Tim Mizon, a former Ruislip resident, and Luke Dryden, of Iver, Bucks – got together at Bournemouth University where they were studying, to create The Journal.

The short, ‘crowd-funded’ production directed by Mr Mizon tells the story of Blake, a young man looking into his family history who discovers a journal written by his great-grandfather during the First World War.

Filmed in iconic First World War locations across Europe, plus a 60ft trench constructed by historian Andrew Robertshaw, The Journal will premiere in Leicester Square on October 25, and the first screening of the film sold out within two hours.

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“We are all passionate film makers and we wanted to make a film that we can take away and be proud of,” said Tim Mizon.

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