Young people from South Armagh, will once again have the opportunity to take their first steps onto the red carpet as part of the “How to become a Hollywood Producer” summer scheme, which returns this August.
The project will provide opportunities for young people to experience professional script writing techniques, learn how to design a storyboard and discover the world behind the camera from experienced producers, directors and camera operators. Additionally, the young people, aged 13 to 16, will engage in interpreting the ancient myths, legends and stories of the Ring of Gullion for a modern audience.
The aspiring artists and producers will use the skills they gain to create their own piece of cinematic storytelling, either animated or live action. The film will be presented at a black-tie premiere, to be held at the end of the scheme, and will be available on-line. If you would like to see the videos click here.
The project aims to slow the loss of oral history in the area. By using modern media, young people can hear and tell the old stories in a way that engages them and their friends. Ancient stories will resonate with a new generation.
The summer scheme will run from 14th to 25th August (excluding the weekend) in Crossmaglen Community Centre. The cost of the two-week summer scheme, which runs daily from 9.30am – 4pm, is only £60 per young person. All the young people need to bring with them is a packed lunch and snacks. This scheme will undoubtedly be oversubscribed, so book early by calling Briege on 028 3086 1949 and set your child up for a rewarding summer experience.
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