Local resident and former journalist looks forward to her film career


Old Randburg Sun Journalist Amy Ingram has always wanted to work in the film industry since her high school days.
When life didn’t go as she planned, she joined Caxton Local Media and worked as a reporter.

“My experience as a journalist working for community newspapers, Randburg Sun and especially Roodepoort Northsider, has influenced my filmmaking and creative thinking process. I am very grateful for the time I spent at Caxton,” she said.
The fourth-year student is studying film and television at the University of the Witwatersrand and recently worked on a film project Family Ties which was created in 48 hours. She worked as head scriptwriter and one of the project’s cameramen.

Amy Ingram works on Family Ties. Photo: Supplied

“I feel lucky to have been asked to join a student crew, the film crew that took part in the 48 Hour film project in 2021,” she said.
According to her, it was a wild and sleepless rush to create a film in 48 hours, but she was grateful to have worked with other talented and hardworking students who made the experience unforgettable.

“This is the first film competition I’ve entered and the first time I’ve written a screenplay that was actually a film.”
Ingram had worked with many crew members on other projects as part of his studies, which made his experience very enjoyable. “So it was really nice to work with them outside of academic specifications and requirements.”

Amy Ingram is a film and television student at Wits. Photo: Supplied

As they produced the film under intense pressure and strict titles, she said they had great teamwork and leadership. “Director Thobile Maseko and cinematographer Leah Maistry had also organized everything and initially assembled the team.”

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