Council hosts their first film premiere
Havering Council hosted their first film premiere on March 6 at Premiere Cinema, Romford showcasing a recent documentary produced and edited by children in care.
The film followed the journey of two teenagers who have been supported by children’s services.
Since October 2017, a group of young people participated in comprehensive film training to create and produce the documentary.
One of our young people involved, Tyler, 17 said:
“Being part of producing a documentary has enabled me to express my experiences of being in care and how it has helped me develop and grow as a young person”. I have also picked up lifelong skills, learning how to edit and operate a professional camera, which I was unable to do before”.
The film-making project was a partnership between Havering Council and See Change films, involving young people aged from 14 – 24 who have experiences of being in care. The aim was to develop innovative new ways to improve outcomes for people in care and care leavers by developing new skills in:
• Camera and sound
• Interviewing techniques
• Framing and composition
• Team-work and collaboration
• Presentation/public speaking