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Truce Triptych Selected for Festival in Paris

Image from Truce Triptych by Eelyn Lee

Hot on the heels of Life and Deaf picking up the RITTER SPORT Film Prize in Berlin last month, we are delighted to announce that another of short film by Eelyn Lee has been selected for an international festival. Truce Triptych will screen as part of this year's Les Rencontres Internationales [The International Meeting] in Paris which runs from 30th Nov - 8th Dec.

Inspired by Old Master paintings, Truce Triptych comprises three slow-moving tableaux images depicting scenes of conflict and resolution on the streets, at home and in the workplace. It has already been well-received in the Tanks at Tate Modern and at various Peace One Day events.

Eelyn Lee worked in collaboration with young people from east London; cinematographer Winstan Whitter and photographers Tim & Barry to create this compelling piece of moving image work.

The film was commissioned by A New Direction as part of their Headstart Programme.
Find out more about the project here

Two Nations Ident Goes Live

A third of Londoners were born in another country. Who will you be cheering for in the Olympic & Paralympic Games?

We have just finished overseeing two young filmmakers from Constant Pictures make an ident to promote an interesting event taking place this Thursday 21st June, 6.30 - 9.00pm at Freeword in Farringdon. Muzzammil Hashmi and Sandy Abdelrahman Co-Produced and Directed this great little sting from initial concept to the final edit.

Constant Pictures will be filming at the event which will feature poets, films and discussions introduced by BBC Radio 1xtra breakfast show presenter, GEMMA CAIRNEY

Tickets available here
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Tickets Available from Today for Life & Deaf Premiere


Life & Deaf, Directed by Eelyn Lee

You can now book FREE tickets for the screening of our short film Life & Deaf which has it's premiere at The Purcell Room, Southbank on Thursday 29th March 2012 at 7.45pm. Book tickets here.

5 Films in 1 Day

Yes, this week we made FIVE films in ONE day!  Whilst on a Creativity Quest [something like a treasure hunt with lots of creative challenges], over 200 young people were exploring the Olympic Host Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Greenwich. Groups sent back video footage and e.mailed photos to us so we could include them in a series of 1 minute films about each borough. The young contributors re-grouped at the end if the day to watch the edited films. Everyone was very happy with the results and our fast turn around which we now have finely honed! Watch the Hackney film below.

Commissioned by A New Direction on behalf of Rep London 

Life and Deaf Screening at Barbican Centre

Still from Life and Deaf directed by Eelyn Lee

On the back of winning the RITTER SPORT Film Prize in Berlin last month, the Barbican Centre are screening Life & Deaf before Penny Woolcock’s new documentary One Mile Away as part of their FRAMED film festival.

Eelyn Lee will be leading the Q&A with Penny Woolcock and two of the contributors from her film at the end of the night. Get your tickets here


Young Filmmakers Create VJ Sets for Live Events


We have been working with our young filmmakers, Constant Pictures to create a series of VJ sets. Video Jockying - the art of mixing projected images live, sometimes on multiple screens is an opportunity for filmmakers to feel the buzz of creating work in front of a live audience opposed to sitting in the edit suite.

Working alongside our Associate VJ Francis Morgan-Giles, the young filmmakers took things one step further by remixing sounds and music as well as images. Marie-Solange made an audio-visual remix of her short documentary about Hackney that also screened on the night. Following a premiere screening of your own film with an instant remix of it is pretty groundbreaking!

Constant Pictures performed their VJ sets recently at the Discover Young Hackney closing party. Get in touch if you'd like to book them. They are pictured above with up-coming East London music artist Lil Simz. [From left to right: Sandy, Lil Simz, Marie-Solange, Jonelle, Muzzammil, Shajna] 

Films Screening at the Royal Festival Hall

We have two of our films currently screening at London's Southbank Centre. To mark the anniversary of the 1951 Festival of Britain, the Royal Festival Hall invited 42 schools across the UK to submit work for a pavilion showcasing the work of Schools of Creativity. A similar schools pavilion formed part of the original 1951 show.

Over the last three years we have worked with two of Creative Partnerships' Schools of Creativity, Islington Arts and Media School [IAMS] and Thomas Tallis School who have won the £3500 Cassio prize for the best exhibit in the show - so a BIG congratulations to them! Learn more about their story here.


Shoot to Cut at the Museum of London

Today we have a film crew shooting and editing at the Museum of London. Hot off the memory card, the footage is being edited on location with the team screening a 2 minute film at the end of the day. 

200 children, young people and teachers are celebrating 3 years of creative learning through a day of workshops, exhibitions and discussions hosted by A New Direction. We have two young filmmakers from Constant Pictures on set working alongside our Associate Filmmakers Winstan & Francis - all capturing the action as it unfolds.

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