Funding Body/Client: The Genesis Housing Association

Goals: To develop skills and increase employability of unemployed young people

The Genesis Housing Association have an ongoing regeneration and development programme in North London, aiding the growth of the Woodberry Down area. As a part of this wider project, Blueprint: Film Foundation were provided with the funding to bring a free 9-week course of filmmaking workshops to unemployed young residents in Woodberry Down.

Over the course of the nine weeks, the candidates learnt basic sound, lighting and camera techniques, as well as script development, storyboarding and finally, editing. Each group made their own short film that they will be able to keep for their portfolios and each candidate gained a valuable Arts Award for their CV. To bring the project to a close, all groups got together with their friends, family and members of the local community at a screening of all the films.

The screening provided a great opportunity for the students to get feedback on their work and discuss what they learnt over the duration of the course.