Norfolk Youth for Christ feature film
North Breckland Youth For Christ want to invite people to be part of a feature length film with the crew to be made up of young people; and actors of any age welcome. All crew and main actors will receive film school training, from professional film makers.
Looking To Eternity will be a feature length film about John, a scrooge-like young man who discovers that he has a terminal illness with months left to live. He has a choice – does he waste the rest of his life or do something with it? A comedic but heartwarming film about John who hates his life, loathes his job and struggles with his reclusive brother, but goes on a journey finding faith, hope and joy along the way. A journey which affects his family and those in the hospital around him.
The subjects covered are about suffering, faith and hope. Some may find them hard topics to think about and discuss, so the team ask that all young people getting involved consider the project with their parents/guardians if they need to. The script has been written by a member of the North Breckland Youth For Christ staff who has recently gone through treatment for a brain tumour.
The main purpose of Looking To Eternity is to engage young people in a film school and then to film a feature film – to give them an opportunity to learn new skills and have a fun experience. North Breckland YFC also hope to release the final film as a resource for others to use alongside age relevant, topic based packs for youth groups, churches and other organisations.
Dan Lawrence of North Breckland YFC said “Since film cameras were invented, people – from Georges Méliès to Christopher Nolan, have been using them to tell stories. Stories that have amazed, stories that have brought tears and stories that have and excited their audiences. Whether its about travelling to the moon, dreams inside dreams or reconnecting with a loved one – everyone wants to watch a good story. You’re probably thinking of your favourite film right now and you’re also probably asking yourself how you could be involved in helping to make a film yourself.”
Crew (for young people in school years 8 – 13):
Those interested in: Camera, Lighting, Sound, Set Design, Props, Make Up, Costume, Editing, Catering or Behind The Scenes will need to be able to attend the dates detailed below, times are to be sorted, but assume 10am-4pm for most of the days.
Actors (for any age):
North Breckland YFC will be holding multiple auditions for actors of all ages, there is no need to be professionally trained. They require some major roles, some smaller speaking roles and lots of extras. Please refer to the dates below for filming days and training.
Auditions will only be held up until January 2016, at the latest.
The Film School:
(February Half Term)
– Wednesday Feb 17th 2016 – Teaching Day 1 – The Film & Cinema
– Thursday Feb 18th 2016 – Teaching Day 2 – Crew Training
– Friday Feb 19th 2016 – Teaching Day 3 – Actor Training/Test Scene(s)
– Saturday Feb 20th 2016 – Test/Actual Scene(s)
– Wednesday April 6th 2016 – Filming Day
– Thursday April 7th 2016 – Filming Day
– Friday April 8th 2016 – Filming Day
– Saturday April 9th 2016 – Filming Day
(May Half Term)
– Thursday June 2nd 2016 – Filming Day
– Friday June 3rd 2016 – Filming Day
– Saturday June 4th 2016 – Filming Day
Other single Saturdays to be confirmed, depending on locations needed and actor availability.
There is a cost of £10 for the Film School, and to sign up as an actor or crew member please click here
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