A community project to teach people the art of film-making has been launched in South Holland – and all its classes are free.
Holbeach actor and DJ Steph Genovese, who is currently making his own action/thriller movie Dishonoured through the Holbeach Film Co, is behind the workshops, which aim to get people involved in all aspects of film-making.
It’s a real community project and we want to give people a real opportunity to learn new skills in an environment that is a real pleasure to be a part of
All the Film 4 All (F4A) classes will be led by professional crew members and will offer teaching and coaching in disciplines including scriptwriting, acting, sound, special effects, make-up, prosthetics and more.
Steph has secured funding from Unltd for a year-long project and then hopes to keep it running with support from the films made by the Holbeach Film Co.
The classes are set to start within the next month and will be aimed at anyone 17 years or over, and then opened up to younger age groups once all the necessary CRB checks have been completed.
“This is a brand new venture in association with the Holbeach Film Company, with the aim of providing people with a free opportunity to meet like-minded individuals,” explains Steph, who has appeared in Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude and the forthcoming Pan movie starring Hugh Jackman.
“It’s a real community project and we want to give people a real opportunity to learn new skills in an environment that is a real pleasure to be a part of.
“We will be showing people how to use cameras, lighting equipment, audio recording devices, myself and other actors will be leading acting classes, there will be scriptwriting too, and we hope to show all those that want to learn film making everything they need to know – all for free.”
Steph decided to make his own film so he could give himself a break and help others get involved in the industry without having to travel to London or other cities.
He now hopes the F4A courses will encourage more people to get involved in the industry locally.
“We want to provide a hands on experience and we will be letting all those who have a love of film making - or those who just want to give it a go - a chance to learn with professional equipment, from the professionals who use it.
“If you live in South Holland and surrounding areas, and you have a serious interest in the creation of TV and film and would like to learn what goes into making them, then this is for you!” added Steph.
* To watch a short video showing what to expect visit www.facebook.com/Film4a
Places in the classes are limited and must be booked by calling or 07919 400234.
Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org