#Repost via @thecolournetwork - This year Black History Month celebrates 30 years. The reason why it was created was to correct the deliberate destruction done to African memories by European mis-representation. Here at The Colour Network we make it our role to highlight the amazing things black people are doing. So today we launch Black History Month 30. A look and celebration of thirty talented Brits that are doing big things. Write names in the comments if you think there is someone we should be showcasing on our socials for #BH30.
Sebastian Thiel Is A 27-Year-Old Award Winning Filmmaker, Director & Digital Social Entrepreneur. Projects such as The Key, Trap Town, Illegal Activity (Screen Nation Winner) Adots Apprentice, Friday Uk, Fill Me In (Sundance Finalist.) and BBC Three's Just A Couple are just some of his work to date.
In his late teens he Founded Upshot Entertainment, a company that aims to leave a mark on hearts and minds through entertainment. Thiel has featured on TEDx Talks, and was listed in the Top 25 Under 25 most influential Londoners by Evening Standard. He made his TV debut on London Live with his Documentary ‘Trap Town’ in 2014. His Award winning short film ‘Illegal Activity’ was screened at BAFTA, Warner Bros and Google HQ. Following that, his second short film ‘Fill Me in’ was a finalist at Sundance Festival Short film competition.
Sebastian has filmed and worked with a number of high profile talents such as Dynamo the Magician, Westlife and brands such as Sony, Virgin Media & UKTV. More recently Upshot Entertainment has been supported by Warner Bros to host Upshot Cinema at their private theatre. Thiel has built an online following amassing over 8.3 Million Views for his productions. His latest work includes a 45min Documentary ‘The Key’ an documentary about Social Entrepreneurship shot in Kenya.
Today we salute Sebastian Thiel and his achievements, for #BlackHistoryMonth #BH30 - #regrann