We’ve taken lots of the Movie Hub kids to the Northampton Guildhall this week to meet the Deputy Mayor and tour the historic (but still very much in use) building. We’ve talked about its past uses, the fact that an election is currently happening and what that means for Northampton, and its potential use as a film location. It’s great that we can expand the Hub to put the skills they’ve developed in Weston Favell Shopping Centre into practice – using their confidence and communication skills to talk to new people, using what they know about film to look at the practicalities of the building and realise that lots of things go on behind the scenes in all industries. Looking forward to the tours of the Royal & Derngate next week.
If you thought that Week 8 was the end of The Movie Hub you were very much mistaken!
Due to a very slight underspend on our National Lottery funding we’ve been able to extend the scheme to include visits to the Guildhall to present the achievements of The Movie Hub to the Mayor and have a tour of their dungeons! We’re also doing a recce with the Movie Hub participants of the Royal & Derngate theatre, with the film ‘Fortune Cookies’ Director and Director of Photography where the young people can put their film knowledge into use. What spaces will be practical for which scenes? Do the spaces give us any camera and lighting issues?
And we’ve got 3 more workshops next week with local and industry guest speakers. PLUS we’re keeping on The Movie Hub space at Weston Favell Shopping Centre – huge thanks go to them and Redefine International for continuing their support.
Then there’s the news that we’ve just produced our first drama short film with the support of Northampton Borough Council and Northamptonshire Community Foundation called ‘Timetable’ for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015, working with young people from local schools as well as a fully professional crew. Check out the pictures on our Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ReelscapeCommunity
And there’s some exciting news to come about the future of Reelscape Community but I can’t say much about that yet. Keep your eyes peeled!