New film-making course for teenagers launching

Freelance writer, director and actor John Hales

Freelance writer, director and actor John Hales - Credit: Archant

Love film? Fancy making one? Then July 14 Pay it Forward CIC would love to tell you about its new Storybored? course at Lowestoft’s Seagull Theatre tomorrow, writes Wayne Savage.

The not for profit community interest company won a grant from the National Lottery Awards for All programme to help people make short films in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

“We’re looking for a core group of 10 to 15 students aged 17 plus in each town to form their own mini studio. They will work together to make up to three short films with help from industry professionals. These films will be showcased later in the year in a red carpet event in each town,” said former Seagull manager John Hales, course leader and one of the CIC’s directors.

“They’ll go on the complete journey of making a film from coming up with ideas, pitching them and writing them through to pre-production, production, post production and delivering a finished DVD.”

Freelance writer, director and actor Hales, nominated as a BAFTA breakthrough Brit for his work on the feature film Freak of Nature, added it’s lovely to be back working with the team in the community.


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“My time at the Seagull was very special to me and we set up Pay It Forward to give opportunities in media in Waveney that might not exist otherwise, so it’s a very exciting time and we’re hugely grateful to the Lottery Awards for All Scheme for their support of Storybored?”

Tomorrow’s information evening starts at 7pm.

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