MassMedia is led by Create's own Gurch Singh and Sherylee Houssein who run workshops on film making and everything that goes into making a film; from writing scripts to editing the final footage, you get the chance to explore the journey of creating your own film. There are also talks from industry professionals, that are really popular, and so far MassMedia have had a cameraman, a writer, a game designer, a 3D animator. Through MassMedia you will have the opportunity to volunteer on Create projects and film shoots, take part in focus groups, get work experience and even eventually progress to paid work. To apply to join MassMedia email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 100 Stories project involved MassMedia visiting the archives of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery and, using stories from the First World War, creating five films. These films were shown at the 100 Stories exhibition and became part of a brand new website. The Dad was played at the London short film festival – They came up with 4 different ideas but the one they settled on focused on the life of Andrew, and how he coped with his full of bad wind and overweight dad who has a brooding dark secret that makes him kind of cool. MassMedia's other two films include 'The Operation' which was entered into the 30 second LOL competition and "Rachel's Nightmare" that was nominated for best drama at the First Light Awards.
watch the dad >
watch the operation >
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Visit the 100 Stories website >
MassMedia have just finished their Killer Killer film and are now in the final edit. They are are also in production phase, organising shoot dates for 2 films for the Youth Offending Team Swindon and their new service "Respect" to prevent abuse either physical and/or emotional between young people and their parents/carers. MassMedia will be relaunched in the Spring and split into 2 age groups so please get in touch for more information if you would like to join!
MassMedia was a great place for me to meet new people who have a similar passion for film as I do. Learnt so much in what goes into making a film.
Former MassMedia Member