SUMMER FILM SCHOOL is a collaboration between FOUR OF SWORDS and Exeter Phoenix. The project was founded in 2014 by Damo Cross, a director who wanted to provide a “full fat” film-making experience for aspiring actors and auteurs aged 10-14. FOUR OF SWORDS was formally brought on board the following year and has been taking the lead organising and co-ordinating the project since 2016.
‘It’s no mean feat keeping a 13 year old completely absorbed, engaged and creatively challenged for a week and we are indebted to everyone involved… It’s been great for his confidence and shown him endless creative possibilities.’ Parent feedback
FOUR OF SWORDS co-founders Phil and Sarah are joined on FILM SCHOOL by local educator and film-maker Jon Seal, as well as a host of other talented individuals. Previous collaborators include: Charlie Coldfield from Wandering Tiger, Ashley Thorpe from Carrion Films and Ed Jobling from Forkbeard Fantasy.
FILM SCHOOL activities include:
- Writing / Story-boarding / Devising
- Set / Costume / Make-up Design
- Camera Operation / Editing
- Green Screen Work / Animation
But mostly, of course, it is always enormous fun!
You can watch all of the previous films below…
Photos by Elliot Butler & Benjamin Akira Tallamy:
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