STUDENTS from the Isle of Wight College and Platform One worked alongside People Media Productions to film very short messages from candidates standing at the Island’s local elections on Thursday May 6.

Prospective candidates from each party were invited to the AAA Live studio in Merstone to deliver the essence of their vision for the Island over the coming years.

Videos included candidates Debbie Andre, Richard Quigley, Nick Stuart, Jonathan Bacon, Karen Lucioni and England’s youngest town councillor, Cameron Palin.

Cameron, 18, studies at Cowes Enterprise College. He said: “It was an honour to attend the filming as part of my campaign to represent the Green Party.”

Nick Stuart, leader of the Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats said: “It was nice to see a professional set-up on the Island.”

Students Chris Corsini and Gideon Davies, who study media at the IW College, spent the day gaining valuable professional exposure at the studios.

Jon Stone, head of the college's media department said, “I’m glad Chris and Gideon did well, they really enjoyed the experience and got a lot from it — both taking significant responsibilities on the set.”

Mentoring media trainees on projects is part of the founding principles of People Media Productions and have ongoing partnerships with David Pontin at Platform One and Jon Stone at the College.

People Media Productions is the brainchild of producers Barbara Jane Mackie and Tony Steyger.

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Barbara has an extensive background in TV Drama and screenwriting and Tony co-founded Maverick TV and has worked at the BBC and Channel 4.

People Media Productions is based in Ryde with a mission to tell stories on screen from the Isle of Wight.

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Tony and Barbara can be contacted on 07818 846753 or by emailing