Youth Cinema Foundation

A Film and Theatre project Bruton, United Kingdom

We make films with Somerset Youth and we need help getting costumes for our own costume drama.

They did it!

On 24th Apr 2015 we successfully raised


of £550 target

16 backers


21 days

Project owner

New stretch target

The Costumes we budgeted for are at the cheap end, but they can work. The simple rule is the more money we have the better the costumes we can get.

Project aim

The Youth Cinema Foundation is a independent social enterprise that teaches young people acting and film making. We need a £550 costume budget for a 16th century costume drama we are filming in May 2015. The students are keen performers and many are going onto performing arts courses. This course offers an opportunity for the performers and filmmakers to gain a showreel.

Cothay Manor, Somerset.

About the project


Students rehearsing

We are making a short film set in 1539 with a group of local teenagers based in Somerset, England . The film is about the dissolution of the monasteries in Somerset and Dorset. We have locations and equipment for the production but we need to raise £550 for the costumes. We have a wonderfully talented designer and seamstress who has offered to help create some Tudor coifs but we have to get 12 costumes for the group.

The film focuses on the period when the Abbot of Glastonbury was hung drawn and quartered on Glastonbury Tor.

We have already been offered locations at Cothay Manor (where Wolf Hall was filmed) and Sexeys Hospital in Bruton. These are wonderful locations and offer the students a brilliant opportunity to live in the past.

Cothay Manor, Somerset.

Sexeys Hospital, Bruton Somerset.


Film Premier

The film will be premiering alongside another highly crafted Youth Cinema Foundation film at Hauser & Wirth, Somerset in July 2015.

We want the students to get to create the best possible work and we need help from donors to help us make a costume drama. The rewards we offer are great value and you will be helping young performers and film makers get a great start.

The Youth Cinema Foundation receives no funding from outside bodies and we are a social enterprise who want to make the work accessible to everyone, hence crowd funding. Who knows where these young people might be in the future, due to your help in making them look the part! Thanks for reading and please share this project.



Sexeys Hospital, Bruton, Somerset.