View From Leicester

Making Things (Happen)

#VFL16 Participants

Andrew Clay

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Andrew Clay was born in Dewsbury, raised in Gawthorpe, West Yorkshire. After studying art, design and film in Sheffield and becoming ‘100% Blade’ (a supporter of Sheffield United Football Club), he chose media education as his profession. Andrew is currently Principal Lecturer in Critical Technical Practices at De Montfort University, UK, and Associate Head of Leicester Media School. He loves jump cuts and cats.



Alice Mutch

alice mutch.JPGAlice Mutch was born in Gateshead, Newcastle, when she was 4 years old her family relocated to a town called Warrington, Cheshire. While she was studying at Priestley College, she decided that she wanted to go into Media Production, continuing education at De Montfort University, where she is currently studying. Alice loves shopping and The Walking Dead TV series.


James Fitch

ME FAMJames Fitch was born on the 7th of August, 1996, at 3:17am, he was born into the heart of the Mafia, in Naples, Italy. Six months later James left for England, where he would start a new life for himself. Fitch & Family arrived in Hemel Hempstead, where they stayed for six years before having to leave after the Buncefield ’emergency’. James moved to Buckinghamshire to attend, The Buckingham School. He excelled in everything, and eventually his thirst for knowledge led him to De Montfort University, to this day James still studies Media Production there.


Alice Owers 


Alice Owers was born on 22nd July, 1996, in Harlow, Essex. At the age of five her family moved to Chelmsford, Essex, where she has lived ever since.While at High School Alice discovered her passion for media and knew it was what she wanted to study in the future. Alice is currently studying Media Production BSc at De Montfort University, in Leicester. As well as media, Alice’s interests include: photography, painting and cooking.



Maddie Stanier

Madison ‘Maddie’ Stanier was born in Wolverhampton city and lived just outside in Codsall before moving to Albrighton when she was 6.  Whilst at school Maddie’s passion was for drama, performing in several of the school productions. Maddie now studies Media Production BSc at De Montfort University whilst residing in Leicester.




James Pell; The Man Behind the Picture


Avid media buff with a suave charisma to match; JAMES PELL … a student @ De Montfort University in Leicester is currently undergoing a BSc Media Production degree.

James ‘Geoffrey’ Pell (1996) is a British 2nd year student, born in the Lincolnshire town of Boston and has lived in Sleaford, Lincolnshire for the entirety of his life; however since September 2014, James has currently been living in Leicester while undergoing study. James has always had interests within the creative world with taking Art, Product Design and a Level 2 Creative and Media Diploma at GCSE, including A Levels in both Media Studies and Film Studies, enabling him to explore various mediums. It was during this time that initially began his interest in media.


Bethany Lockett


Bethany Jo Lockett was born on 4th Feb 1994 in Lincolnshire. She has pursued academia from a young age and has been to two universities, the current one being De Montfort in Leicester studying BSc Media Production. She is interested in the entertainment industry, and wishes to continue to pursue psychology in depth after her original university experience. She also loves her dog Meg (pictured left) very much.