I ran a four hour film challenge in Saltburn today. 4 groups of schoolkids, 4 film makers and four hours to make 4 short films, from script to screen.
It was inspiring. The kids really seemed to enjoy it. I know I did. We had a grand screening of the films this evening and they were… of variable quality, as you’d expect, but they all had their moments and one of them was hilarious, with kettle-related violence and some truly mental dialogue. The kids were so proud of themselves, as well they should have been.
It got me thinking about film making again. What with one thing and another I haven’t felt able to devote any energy to the film stuff for quite a while, but watching the enthusiasm and creativity of those kids today…
I miss it. I think it’s time to step it up again.