Does Norwich's Luke have The Nativity Factor?
Norwich student and budding film-maker Luke Bryant has entered a national film competition to create a modern online version of the Nativity story and needs your vote to help him win.
Luke Bryant, 15 years old, from Oak Grove Chapel in Norwich has entered The Nativity Factor, a short film competition, asking entrants to tell the story of the Nativity in their own unique way.
“We’re encouraging people to have fun with the story, to tell it with a difference and add their own special twist,” say ITN and Jerusalem Productions who are running the competition. Judges also include Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child and Julie Etchingham from ITV’s News at Ten.
Luke has entered the “under-16s” category. “I enjoy making short films and thought this was a good opportunity to use my skills and have fun with a story that everyone knows, but tell it using our own simple wooden nativity set,” says Luke, who is studying for his GCSEs at Taverham High School. “My youth leader at Oak Grove, Nick Blanch, told me about the competition,” he added.
Ian Savory, senior pastor at Oak Grove Chapel said:” Luke Bryant has always been amazing and we are so privileged to have him as part of Oak Grove family but what has been really special has been to watch his emerging gifts in this form of communication , his creativity, his character and a great sense of humour . Well done Luke, we are so proud of you.”
The public get to vote for their favourites to go on a shortlist for the judges to make the final decision on one winner for each of the two age categories, which will be announced on December 14.
You can see Luke's entry below.
Votes must be submitted by Friday December 9. You can vote for Luke’s entry “The Nativity – Toy Edition” or others at: