3:55pm Thursday 20th February 2014
A TALENTED video producer and former Cirencester College student who died in a road accident in Vietnam is set to be remembered with a dream internship.
Josh Edmonds, from Chalford, was 22-years-old and three months into the trip of a lifetime in South East Asia when his motorbike crashed with a lorry on a country road on January 16, 2011, killing him instantly.
The passionate music lover was already being recognised as an emerging talent in the world of video production. After studying at Cirencester College, he joined Ministry of Sound (MoS) as an intern and went on to produce more than 200 videos for the London-based club.
Now two years on from his death, Josh’s parents, Cirencester College and MoS are honouring his memory with an annual opportunity for 18 to 25-year-olds in Gloucestershire to win a month’s internship at MoS.
Josh’s parents Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds said they were extremely proud that their son’s life could be remembered in this way.
"Josh lived and breathed music," they said. "As well as his talents as a video producer he had an amazing knack of taking the stress out of any situation and making work fun."
Cirencester College Head of Media Andy Freedman, who will co-ordinate the internship, said it was a privilege to be involved in the unique scheme.
"This is an outstanding opportunity with Ministry of Sound for a young person who shares some of Josh’s ambition," he said.
The successful applicant will gain a real insight into the workings of a major music brand, develop their own talent and get the chance to rub shoulders with the big names in popular music.
MoS chief executive officer Lohan Presencer said: "Josh was a fantastically creative and enthusiastic member of the team at MoS. Hopefully this placement will give someone the same opportunities that Josh had and continue his memory."
The deadline for applications is February 28.
Details and application forms can be found at cirencester.ac.uk/joshedmondsmemorialscheme
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