This exciting and creative project involves young film makers in the region. We aim to create a touring cinematic event for the public, which we hope will be screened nationally and internationally in other towns involved in the Mayflower commemoration.
We have teamed up with students on Plymouth College of Art’s Film Degree Course, headed by Film Leaders Lucy Leake and Chris Bailey, and with multi-award-winning Producer/Director, Peter Nicholson. Peter will lead and coordinate the project, and he is passionate about fostering talent among young filmmakers in the South West.Students from local schools will have the opportunity to work on the films.
The idea at the heart of the project is to produce five short (10min.) films, each inspired by an aspect of the Mayflower story, or an issue that the Pilgrim’s faced: themes such as Migration, Religious Intolerance, Cultural Integration and Social Justice.We are not setting out to tell the history of the Pilgrim’s journey per se, but to make modern, relevant and diverse short films that have been inspired by their story, and that can say something powerful and resonant about the problems facing humanity in the 21st Century.
Phase one is to produce the first of five films as a pilot project to show at screening events for funding bodies and sponsors, to gather support for the full five film event.