This summer we delivered a weeklong filmmaking course for enthusiastic young filmmakers in the Barrow-in-Furness area. A bunch of 8-11 year olds got their chance to get involved in the making of a short film with an industry professional, London Director, Sam Harrie.
The Children in Need funded project gave participants the exciting opportunity of getting hands on experience of shooting a short film, whilst also gaining an Arts Award qualification to develop their understanding further.
The film titled ‘Big and Small’ was devised and shot in just a week. It tells the story of a young girl, Chloe, who is intimidated by a group of bullies in the park. She then gets the chance to change her situation through another character, Magic M, who appears from thin-air.
During the course of the week Sam Harrie gave quick master-classes in the technical side of camera trickery and the use of camer-angles to gain magical shots, this became a theme during the film, as you will see below. The film was mainly shot in Barrow Park and in Signal’s own Cooke’s building. The production was fortunate enough to be on a day with fantastic weather, a talented director and a group of very enthusiastic filmmakers!
Film participant Leo Myerscough said that ‘he enjoyed making the story and learning things that he never had before’
Click below to watch Big and Small and keep posted on our website for further filmmaking projects coming up in Easter 2015 and the chance to get involved with future projects.
Click here for other films created through this project