A former media student from Battersea is gearing up for the Oscar's, after working on The Favourite.

Jess Wilcock-Stow, 24, studied BA Practical Filmmaking. He was a crowd costume trainee on The Favourite, which has been nominated for nine Oscar's including Best Picture.

He said: "It’s probably my favourite job I’ve ever worked on (no pun intended). It’s amazing that the film is doing so well, it was a pleasure to be a part of, and to work for such an incredible designer that I’ve always looked up to.

“I’ve been working on a variety of things since I left MetFilm School from Game of Thrones to Disney and lots in-between. I chose MetFilm because of its emphasis on practical learning from day one.

"The best thing about my course was the chance to collaborate with other talented like-minded individuals and the chance to be creative every day.

“I’ve just started working on an exciting new Marvel project. I can’t say much but it’s a really interesting story and I’m looking forward to it. It’s good to try and keep things diverse as you keep learning all the time.”

Jess isn't the only former student to be part of films that have been nominated for Oscars.

Guy Lubin, Max Elliot-Lovell, Rina Yang and Marta Baidek were all part of films including Isle of Dogs, Mary Poppins Returns, Bohemian Rhapsody and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Marta, 26, from West London, said: “The feeling of having worked in two Oscar-nominated movies is fantastic. The VFX team from Ready Player One got in touch with me because of the experience I had in motion capture.

"I went for an interview and was lucky to get it! It was one of my favourite experiences of my life so far. The team was just brilliant.

"I had the chance to see Steven Spielberg work and be a part of a movie that tried to break convention and dared to go further in visual storytelling."

Jonny Persey, Director at MetFilm school said: “Our learning philosophy is to minimise the difference between being a student and being in industry. It’s about make, make, make – feature films, short films, web series, documentaries etc.

"And, doing so under the guidance of professional filmmakers in an organisation that also makes films professionally, and at Ealing Studios, a filmmaking hub steeped in history.”