Council hosts their first film premiere

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Tyler receiving a certificate for ‘Exceptional Film-Maker and Outstanding Mentor and Leader’ by Tim Aldridge, Director of Havering Children’s Services.
Published: Friday, 23 March 2018

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
•             Directing
•             Interviewing techniques
•             Storytelling
•             Framing and composition
•             Editing
•             Team-work and collaboration
•             Communication
•             Leadership
•             Presentation/public speaking