New Wave is a talent-finding filmmaking workshop aimed at nurturing young talent from Newcastle upon Tyne.
Run by Veto Films' director Yacine Helali and sound recordist Steve Lee, New Wave is driven by the the idea that creativity shouldn't be refrained by negativity or a perceived lack of opportunity.
Rather, New Wave is an empowering and supportive environment for all participants, whatever their abilities. Starting on Monday 26th March 2012, the workshop will run from March until early June.
Yacine and Steve, along with the Research Centre for Film and Digital Media, aim to boost the young people's confidence and technical skills in documentary filmmaking through hands-on story development, technical workshops and exciting shoots.
Ultimately three films will be produced by the young people themselves on the theme of 'Home' and their work will be screened at various venues across the city, both indoor and outdoor. The project is part of the Research Centre's work on the University's "Social renewal" theme and is funded by the University.
Watch this space!
published on: 20th March 2012