Physical Film (2008)
In partnership with Kent Youth Services and Learning and Skills Council – Kent, we ran a pilot project bringing together a film-maker, choreogrpahers, young people and a volunteer film crew to make short film, Once Upon a Time Down South. The film was completely devised, created and produced by the young people who were excluded from mainstream education and/or not in employment, education or training. The 12 young people, from the Alternative Curriculum Programme in Tunbridge Wells had full creative control over the project, taking part in all the decision-making ranging from which practitioners they would initially like to work with, to the content of the film and locations Craig Viveiros said: "To start with I was showing the young people how to use the camera, by the end of the session they were directing me!"
The film was screened at Odeon Tunbridge Wells, participant engagement was outstanding and over 50% of the participants went on to further education, employment or training.
Lesley Burnand, Centre Manager at ACP Tunbridge Wells said: "I haven't seen the young people so engaged in a project before."
Funded by Learning and Skills Council and v.