Young filmmakers from Bristol have worked with Knowle West Media Centre’s creative agency Eight to produce three films about projects in the South West that are supported by Children in Need (CiN).
Eight supported a group of young people from Bristol to produce and direct the ‘where the money went’ films for BBC Points West, hiring young people from KWMC and partners Off the Record and Creative Youth Network as apprentices to work on the production.
In October 2018 the young people chose the three projects they wanted to visit to capture their stories: Alliance Homes, Jamie’s Farm and National Star. They conducted broadcast interviews with staff, volunteers and people supported by the projects, shooting and editing the films with support from Eight’s experienced filmmakers. The young people also co-produced original soundtracks for the films, working with music producers from KWMC.
In November 2018 the films were broadcast on BBC Points West on three consecutive evenings. You can watch the films by following the links below:
Check out the behind the scenes footage where the filmmakers are interviewed about their experiences too.
Some of the filmmakers attended the live Children in Need broadcast on 16 November 2018 at the Bottleyard Studios in South Bristol, where filmmaker Donnell Asare and Mena Fombo, KWMC’s Young People’s Programme Manager, were interviewed on air.
Liam McKinnon at Off The Record commented: “We were super-excited to be involved in this filming project with BBC Children in Need. Off The Record is all about empowering young people so it was fantastic to see that a real emphasis was placed on giving young people the opportunity to create and film their own piece, in their own words. The young people from our Zazi project really enjoyed the experience.”