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Filmmaker makes video celebrating Olympics
A young filmmaker has made a short video celebrating the coming of the Olympic Games later this month.
Michael Austin, 24, from Finsbury Park, made the film to highlight the hard work and dedication of athletes who just missed out on a place in team GB and also in support of those taking part in the Games.
The one minute film looks at one young athlete by the name of Prince Ofori-Atta who narrowly missed out on competing in the Games in athletics and basketball.
Mr Austin said: “I just decided to make a short film after talking to a few athletes I know who were close to competing in the Olympics.
“They had worked so hard but just missed out and I wanted to make something giving them support and recognition for the hard work they put in.
“There are so many athletes that were so close to making it to the Games and its important people don’t forget them.”
At the end of the video there is a small caption in support of those competing at the Olympics which says 'stars are created but Legends are self-made'.
“I wanted the video to support all our athletes as well and try and get people excited and behind the Games.
“The Olympics is such a huge event and I think its positive thing for not only London but the whole county.”
Mr Austin, who was born and raised in Tottenham, recently won funding from the BFI to make a documentary about filmmaker Horace Ové.