Thursday 16 February, 1700hrs ('Realising the dream: a personal journey')
Friday 17 February, 1700hrs ('Case studies: the process of delivering St Elmo War Museum and Cittadella Visitors’ Centre')
Lecture Centre, Room 119
University of Malta, Msida Campus
The University of Malta's Master of Arts in Film Studies is proud to announce two lectures on 'Realising the dream: personal creative experience, from Malta to the World' by Ross Magri, Sarner International’s managing director.
Sarner International is a creative audio-visual system integration company specialising in the design of a variety of visitor attractions, including theme parks, museum exhibitions, and immersive experiences across the continents. The world-renowned ‘Doctor Who Experience’ and the ‘Life, Love & Legacy, Shakespeare Birthplace’ experience are among the company’s numerous award-winning creations.
Ross Magri was a close friend of Robin Hardy (1929-2016), the director of one of the most influential British mystery films, ‘The Wicker Man’ (1973). Robin Hardy’s last public appearance was in May 2016 in Malta, where he delivered an unforgettable masterclass within the M.A. in Film Studies and also introduced a public screening of ‘The Wicker Man’. Together with Ross Magri, Robin Hardy was working on the creation of a series of sets for ‘The Wrath of the Gods’ which would have been part of a trilogy of films.
When invited to lecture within the M.A. in Film Studies, Ross Magri commented that film students live in a world that is highly creative, exciting, dynamic and full of potential. The ability to combine the creativity that still exists, with the need to meet the expectations of clients is how Ross manages in the corporate world.
As managing director of Sarner International, his work involves the creative delivery of exciting experiences that challenge the user and accurately represent the client. He works alongside specialist designers, filmmakers, architects and audio-visual engineers to build experiences that are world-renowned. These include museum installations, theme parks, visitor centres, art installations, shopping malls and technology displays.
His lectures will focus primarily on two recent projects with the St Elmo War Museum in Malta and the Cittadella Visitor Centre in Gozo.
Ross Magri’s lectures will be held at the Msida Campus, on 16 and 17 February in Room 119, Lecture Centre, at 1700hrs. The public is cordially invited.
The M.A. in Film Studies is offered through the Faculty of Arts and is sponsored by the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Film Commission.