‘Reel’ fun at film clubs

Published: June 22, 2015

As the saying goes, “There’s no business like show business,” and both our Siblings Film Club and Mixed Film Club would certainly agree!

With Oscars season only months away, stars of our Living Film Project are writing, acting and producing all sorts of films for everyone to enjoy including a Batman fan film, “Tough Life” about film club member Shaan’s school experience, and a Mad Max trailer. There has also been wind of a Science Fiction short film in the early stages as well as a soap spoof in an early pre-production stage.

With the red carpet rolled out, the Oscars event, usually hosted in early November, is a chance for children and young adults at the hospice and their siblings to premiere the films they have worked so hard on over the past year. The budding film makers, surrounded by their family and supporters, are then awarded Oscars for their talent.

Through the clubs, the youngsters learn to produce and act in their own short movies, picking up skills like model making, animation, and script writing. They also explore their creativity, build self-esteem, and develop a voice to tell their own stories to the world around them. The young people are also part of the Arts Award Scheme which will recognise their creative and artistic achievements.

The Living Films Project is always thankful to the charity Lifelites for the cameras and equipment used by the members.

Pictured: Film club member Shaan is making a film called ‘Tough Life’ about his life at school.