According to a report in Indiewire, renowned filmmakers, Christopher Nolan and Edgar Wright made special appearances via Zoom to wish the 2020 graduates of New York University.

Congratulating the class of 2020 on their “magnificent achievement”, Nolan stated that cinema needs fresh voices such as theirs.

“I know how hard all of you worked and I would just like to say the world you’re going out into is one in which the value of stories, storytellers, and those who care passionately about the history of storytelling and its future…we need your voices, we need new voices, and we need your passion. I, for one, am very excited to see where you will go and what you will do. Congratulations and I wish you all the best,” the Nolan said.

Wright also congratulated the students and ask them to spend this period of self-isolation by watching “tons and tons of film”.

“I know this has been a long, hard journey to get here and I know you’d all love to celebrate with each other and I’m sorry you can’t do that, but this is still a milestone in your lives and you should all be very, very proud of yourselves for what you’ve done. If it makes you feel any better, I never got to graduate either because I never went to film school,” the director said.

“You’re already doing much, much better than me. Another positive thing you can get out of this coronavirus situation is you’ve never had a better excuse to stay at home and watch tons and tons of film. I genuinely am watching at least three movies a day…There’s never been a better time to be a shut-in film geek,” he added.