Leave to Remain - Film Academy Opportunity
24/07/12 08:43 Filed in: Charity
A message from Ellie Vainker of the Film Academy:
I am e-mailing regarding a Film Academy that will be taking place in September specifically for young asylum seekers and refugees. We are trying to make as many young people as possible aware of the project, so please pass this on to anyone who might be interested.
For the past three years the Leave to Remain team have been running a Film Academy which aims to give unaccompanied minors transferable skills that can be used to gain employment or further education. Drama professionals have mentored students in acting and film production, resulting in short films that are scripted, filmed and edited by our students. Past films, along with testimonials from our graduates, can be seen here: http://www.leave2remain.org/summerschool/ .
The Film Academy is part of a larger project set up by Bruce Goodison, a BAFTA-winning Director, who has been working for the past few years with child protection agencies including the Refugee Council and Detention Action. He has scripted a film that tells the story of three young people seeking their Leave to Remain. We will be shooting in the autumn and will be running the Academy again in September out of which we will train and cast the young people in the film. All participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to be involved in the film either as an actor or as an intern in a specific area of production.
I have attached a letter from my Producer which explains a little more about the project, as well as a flyer that can be given to anyone interested in being involved. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Many thanks for your help in this endeavour.
07912 624 068