‘Movies in the Moorlands’ was a creative writing and film project aimed at young people in the Staffordshire Moorlands. It saw participants working with professional film makers to write, produce and market their own short film and culminated in a local short film premiere.
Funded by Big Lottery Fund and Staffordshire County Council, our film makers delivered creative workshops with the teenagers, who learnt all aspects of film making, from coming up with the initial screenplay idea, through to writing, casting, filming, editing and marketing their film. Entitled ‘The Clock’, the film is currently in its post-production phase and about to hit the film festival circuit.
“The aim of this project is to engage local young people who may not normally be able to access such a project… it’s all about seeing how we can inspire the young people to voice their ideas and opinions through film making, whilst giving them transferable skills for the future” – Lynne Payne, Producer
“I’ve always been looking for a project like this that educates and gives experience but doesn’t have the restrictions of school. Looking forward to seeing what we can put together” Brendon Hargreaves – participant.
The Big Lottery Fund distributes half of the National Lottery good cause funding across the UK. The Fund aims to enable others to make real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need.