Thursday, 18 December 2008

Big Up Films has had an exciting few months. We are busy working with the young people at the Olive School. Inspired by a 1950's documentary called "We are the Lambeth Boys" the class are making their own version that focus's on their own modern day lives. 

We are also waiting to hear whether we have been granted funding to extend the project. This will enable us to buy archive footage and allow us to research what the original Lambeth Boys and Girls are doing now.
We look forward to the finished product. 

On the 29th Dec we are off to St Laurence church in Catford to work with a group of teenagers on a drama. This 8 day project will as usual take the participants on the filmmaking journey from script to screen. 

2009 is going to be  busy year for Big Up and we are looking forward to working with a wide range of groups.
Starting at the beginning February we start a project entitled "Portraits" with the service users of Alsen Day Centre in Islington. We will be working with a group of elderly participants who will share there experiences, memories and individual stories however they see fit. These individual mini films will be edited together to create a patchwork quilt of film.

We are also in the process of applying for funding to work with the young people at the Melrose School, Charlie Chaplin Adventure playground, Broadwater School, Lanesdowne School so fingers crossed for us.

So far we have got through to the second round for Help a London Child, funding will go towards running a project at the all inclusive Charlie Chaplin Adventure Playground. We have also got through to the second round of the Big Lottery young peoples fund, to work on a year long filmmaking project with the students at Lansdowne School.

Keep an eye out for further updates!

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