Create Studios were awarded a grant from First Light Movies to make three films with young people in Swindon. We worked with our own Young Persons film group MassMedia, an after school film club at Swindon Academy and a class from Crowdys Hill School, each worked alongside professional film makers to create three fantastic 3 minute films.
We are proud to present Next Generation; three films made by the next generation of young film making talent supported by the media professionals at Create Studios. 60 young people from Swindon Academy, Crowdys School and our own free young people’s group, MassMedia made their diverse ideas come to life. The young people led the project with their script, technical and production ideas supported by filmmaking tutors Gurchetan Singh, Sherylee Houssein and the animation team at Rendermedia. They have made an eclectic mix of short films touching on universal themes, from dark memories of childhood to the encouragement of a helping hand. This project has been supported by the Lottery through the BFI’s First Light initiative.
Follow the turbulent life of Rachel as she endures a life of abuse and misfortune. When Rachel becomes a mother herself will she have the strength to defeat the darkness that hides in the shadows or will she repeat the cycle? This film was made by MassMedia and was nominated for Best Drama at the First Light Awards.
Chloe is always achieving top marks at school; every one thinks life comes to her easily. Chloe wishes it was the same for her neighbour Craig, always in trouble with his dad, struggling to get the grades and incredibly clumsy! Until one day she discovers Craig has an amazing skill that she has to get him to share. Made by Swindon Academy.
What could possibly go wrong when 6 teenagers with special powers, at Superhero school are sat in class awaiting the arrival of their teacher…Add 6 competing egos into the mix and anything could happen? Made by Crowdys School.