When I was 13, my short stop motion film ‘It’s a Nerds Life’ was selected to be screened in the Co-Operative Young Filmmakers festival in Bradford. I got to see my animation on the big screen in front of a large audience, and more importantly I got to have one on one feedback from professionals in the animation industry. They gave me lots of useful and inspiring advice, one of the main things they said was to simply keep doing what I was doing. I also got to participate in various film-making workshops at the event, and attend lectures by people working in the animation industry. This was the first time I had anything screened in front of an audience and I think it definitely inspired me to continue with my passion as I could see the results and received confirmation that I was on the right track.