The weather was kind to us this weekend for a jam-packed 2-day shoot in Sheffield. We were filming the principal photography for a promo we are making for FURD [Football Unites Racism Divides]. Everyone working on the project is giving their time voluntarily as part of The Media Trust's Untold Stories initiative.
A big thanks to our cinematographer Winstan Whitter who filmed some stunning shots in the dramatic Sheffield light. He was assisted by London-based Michael Gillooly. Sheffield filmmakers Richard Heap and Eve Wood kindly offered their services as well as friends from the north and the south.
FURD co-ordinated major aspects of the production such as the cast, mainly young people who work closely with the charity. So thanks to everyone for getting up so early, especially our driver Adnan :)
Produced and directed by Eelyn Lee the film will be broadcast on the Community Channel later this year.
We have recently completed a compelling and atmospheric short film featuring deaf young people from Greenwich, South London. Life & Deaf which takes poetry written by deaf children and young people from around UK to form a powerful narrative, will be premiered at the Purcell Room at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank on 29th March this year.
Adapted for screen and directed by Eelyn Lee, the film was shot over 3 days on locations in Greenwich by cinematographer Domink Rippl on a RED camera. Jane Thomas from the Life and Deaf Association says of the film,
'...the 7 minute short film is stunning. Eelyn Lee Productions added animation and a perfect soundscape to the outstanding visuals. We are very excited to launch the film in 2012...'
As part of the Media Trust's Untold Stories initiative Eelyn will be donating her time voluntarily to make a short promo for a charity in Sheffield called FURD [Football Unites Racism Divides]. The scheme matches 25 charities from around UK with 25 top filmmakers. Eelyn is happy to be involved in the project,
'I want to make a high production, high impact film for this Sheffield charity to raise awareness of the great work they've been doing for over 16 years now. FURD will be moving in to a new facility this summer so it's great timing for them to be promoting themselves. It's also a great opportunity for Eelyn Lee Productions to extend our networks in the North'
The film was announced locally on BBC Radio Sheffield this morning. Stay tuned as the project unfurls......
Constant Pictures, our production team of young filmmakers aged between 15 and 25 successfully recruited six new members this Autumn. They have already been busy making a short film to promote a new online publication, Creativity Money Love as well as working on their own 1 minute films about the Olympic Host Boroughs. Each film focusses on a young person who either lives or works in the borough. Watch the first one here that puts the spotlight on Jareth, an upcoming musical talent who records in Hackney.
Commissioned by A New Direction
Last night we screened a short film at the launch of an exciting new online publication at the Jerwood Space, Central London. Creativity, Money, Love: Learning for the 21st Century asks,
"What does the education and skills system need to look like in order for people to lead fulfilled creative lives and for the creative and cultural industries to thrive?"
We were commissioned to work with our young filmmakers, Constant Pictures to interview some of the key contributers including Nick Williams, the principal of the BRIT School and Paul Latham, CEO of Live Nation UK.
The film was commisisoned by A New Direction and CCSkills