Funding Body/Client: European Social Fund

Goals: To help unemployed over 50 year olds develop new skills

Blueprint: Film Foundation were granted funding by the European Social Fund to run a course aimed at unemployed people aged over 50. We felt this was an underrepresented group and we wanted to run a course that would help participants learn new skills and gain renewed confidence in their abilities to help them get back into the world of work.

To do this we helped a group develop and produce their own short film, which they also starred in. A black comedy called 'Slimeball', the film was as fun to watch as it was to make. The group were clearly enthused by the project with one member even being inspired to start producing his own short films in his spare time.