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 3 films include 'The Operation' which was entered into the 30 second LOL competition, "Rachel's Nightmare" that was nominated for best drama at the First Light Awards and 'Killer Killer' their latest masterpiece can be viewed in the 2017 Update section of this page.
MassMedia premiered their film 'Killer Killer' in February at the Art Centre - The film tells a story of an obsessed detective investigating a series of 'copycat' murders who is battling influences challenging his perception on who the killer might be! 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 has relaunched and will be running terms in April - July and September - December. It is split into 2 age groups (11-14 and 15-19). Please get in touch for more information!