An award from The Peter Saunders Trust has enabled 15 local young people from the area to join a film industry summer school at Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn.


The workshop format inspires young people to make their own films, develops their ideas and encourages them to go beyond anything they previously thought possible. Working alongside professional film makers, they are exposed to script writing, acting, camera, sound, lighting, editing and all aspects of film production.


Emma Macey, Director of FILM15 Productions, said, "We will have a lot of fun producing these short films and the young people involved will learn a lot from the experience.



I think there is the prospect of discovering some really talented young people here. The Peter Saunders Trust has led the way with a generous award to support the project, and that has encouraged The Film Agency for Wales to also make a grant. So now we're ready to go!"


The summer of film making also will aid the personal development of the young people and support many aspects of the school curriculum. It aims to build confidence and self-esteem, which can be a life changing experience for some. Peter Saunders said, "This is a wonderful opportunity for some of our young people to do something completely different, and something that is not even available in much bigger towns and cities. I've witnessed the expert tuition of the FILM15 team, which inspires and changes the whole outlook of those involved. I especially like the fact that the project can benefit young people with a wide variety of backgrounds and skill sets."


The Peter Saunders Trust aims to encourage excellence and self reliance, and to help provide opportunities for personal advancement that would not otherwise exist in this part of rural Wales. Last year a grant from the Trust set FILM15 Productions on the road to success and gave local young people an opportunity to participate in a Bollywood inspired short film called 'Dream Girl'.