27th June 2016

How to become a Hollywood producer

Mullaghbane summer scheme (10-12) is full up – no more bookings!

This summer young people from south Armagh will take their first steps onto the red carpet as part in an innovative new summer scheme “How to become a Hollywood Producer” taking place in Crossmaglen and Mullaghbane in July and August.

The project will provide opportunities for young people to experience professional script writing techniques, learn how to design a story board and discover the world behind the camera from experienced producers, directors and camera operators. Additionally, the young people, aged 10 to 16, will engage in interpreting the ancient myths, legends and stories of the Ring of Gullion for a modern audience.

The aspiring artists and producers will use the skills they gain to create their own piece of cinematic storytelling, either animated or live action. The films will be presented at a black-tie premiere to be held at the end of the schemes and will also be available on-line. The project aims to slow the loss of oral history in the area. By using modern media, young people can hear and tell the old stories in a way that engages them and their friends. Ancient stories will resonate with a new generation.

The older age group 13-16 years old will work together from 18th to 29th July (exc weekend) in the Crossmaglen community Centre, while the younger group (10-12 years) will create their films from 1st – 12th August (exc weekend) at the Tí Chulainn cultural centre in Mullaghbane. The cost of the two week summer scheme which runs daily from 9.30am – 4pm and includes lunch and snacks is only £60 per child. This scheme will undoubtedly be oversubscribed so to book call Briege early on 028 3086 1949 and set your child up for a rewarding summer experience.


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