Physical Film (2008)
"To start with I was showing the young people how to use the camera, by the end of the session they were directing me!" Craig Viveiros, Filmmaker
In partnership with Kent Youth Services and Learning and Skills Council – Kent, Physical Film brought together a film-maker, choreographers, young people and a volunteer film crew to make short film, Once Upon a Time Down South. The film was devised, created and produced by young people excluded from mainstream education and/or not in employment, education or training. The 12 young people involved, from the Alternative Curriculum Programme in Tunbridge Wells, had full creative control over the project including decision-making ranging from selecting practitioners to content and locations. The final film was screened at Odeon Tunbridge Wells.
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.
Image: production shot from Once Upon a Time Down South