The overall aim of the workshop is to make a short film together – and have fun doing it! Over the first four sessions we’ll learn how to write a short story, how to use various filmmaking equipment, and some techniques for acting and directing. In the last session we’ll shoot the film together. We aim for our workshops to be hands-on and interactive – not only is it more fun that way, but we’ll all learn way more too!
The first four sessions, on Monday-Thursday, will last two hours from 10am-12pm. The final session on Friday, when we will shoot the short film, will last from 10am-5pm.
To take part in the workshop costs £15, which needs to be paid upfront to book your place. If you know it will be a struggle to afford this, please get in touch – we don’t want cost to be a barrier, but we do want those taking part in the workshop to value it.
The aim of the workshop is to create a short film together as a team, so if you hate all films with a passion, it may not be for you! You don’t need experience of writing, filmmaking or acting – all we ask is that you be willing to get involved and give it a go!
The workshops are for aged 16 and upwards. The themes we’ll be looking at and equipment we’ll be using need a certain level of maturity. But above that, we’d love to see a diverse range of ages with all bringing their different stories and life experiences to contribute!
All our leaders are DBS checked and have experience of working with children, young adults and others in the community.
No, you don’t. And we’ll be doing more than just acting in the workshop sessions. Filmmaking is about more than acting and we appreciate that everyone naturally has different skills and preferences. All we’d ask is that you’re willing to give it a go – you never know, you might enjoy it more than you think!
Andy has been making short films professionally in Torfaen since 2012. His short Only Child was nominated for a BAFTA Cymru, and he has shot and directed content for BBC Wales and ITV.
Joe is passionate about making films and helping others to do so. He has an MA Film and a breadth of experience in Media & Music Training. His vocation is Film Production and has created work for the BBC and Welsh Government.
Each year The Pitch film competition offers a £30,000 production budget to filmmakers with ideas for how to retell a story from the Bible in a contemporary setting. Find out more on their website.