This exciting and creative project will be led by Peter Nicholson, the award-winning film and TV producer and director (Dartmoor Killing, Pompeii – The Last Day, Nuremberg – Goering’s Last Stand). Peter is from South Devon and is a visiting lecturer in film at Plymouth and Falmouth Universities and Truro College.
Filmmaker teams will be set up, with South West filmmakers acting as mentors for young people (16-19 years) who are interested in filmmaking. Each team will produce a short film inspired by an aspect of the MayflowerStory – some of the themes resonate with today’s world.
The project will involve schools and 6th form colleges, South Devon College and South West writers, filmmakers, technicians and actors, both behind and in front of the camera.
The short films will be showcased together at events at Plymouth, Bristol-Encounters and Chagford Short Film Festivals, Dartmouth Flavel Arts Centre, Plymouth Arts Centre, Dartington Barn Cinema, Ivybridge Watermark, Exeter Phoenix and potentially venues from the Merlin and Scott regional cinema chains, and the other Trail Towns.