Coldharbour VR Project Tour of Lambeth Schools

by Coldharbour Team in London, England, United Kingdom

£1,030

raised of £5,000 target
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This project will only be funded if at least £5,000 is pledged by December 25th 2019 at 12:00pm

We want to exhibit Coldharbour, the VR experience exploring the hidden history of Brixton's community in schools and at film festivals.

by Coldharbour Team in London, England, United Kingdom

Coldharbour is a VR experience that tells the hidden story of Coldharbour Ward in Brixton, promoting the community and celebrating the people that have shaped Brixton's strong and symbolic cultural fabric over several decades. We believe that the experiences of people in Brixton can teach the world a great deal about the value of community, equality and grassroots activism. After our sell-out exhibition in Brixton Library earlier this year, we now want to share this VR experience with schools in Lambeth and international film festivals. 

By taking Coldharbour to schools, we hope to enlighten local young people on the important heritage of Brixton and to encourage them to take an active role in their communities. We also hope to inspire young people who are more familiar with modern media and VR to develop more immersive and impacting ways of exploring history. 

It will cost us £1000 to take our team to one school for a full day. During that day, we will be able to deliver VR production workshops that teach young people how to explore heritage and culture using VR technology. We will also run screenings of the Coldharbour film and discuss how the community production team that developed Coldharbour worked to uncover lesser-known parts of Brixton's history. 

This money will pay for three team members, camera and sound equipment, VR headsets and software that we need to enable young people to learn the practical skills involved in developing their own heritage projects using VR technology.

Additional funds raised will go towards submission fees for entering Coldharbour into international film festivals. Taking Coldharbour to film festivals in this capacity will enable us to: 

1. Promote the value of Brixton's community around the world and highlight the important contribution that Brixton residents have made to numerous fights for equality and the production of world-renowned art and music. 

2. Give the local people involved in the production of Coldharbour an opportunity to be recognised for their achievements and to positively impact the mainstream TV and cinema industries by highlighting typically underrepresented voices and stories  

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£200 or more

Bring Coldharbour to you!

We will take the Coldharbour Project to your place of work, community group or home for two hours. Get a 30-minute talk from the team that developed Coldharbour followed by a 90-minute screening session for up to 30 people to watch the project on ten VR headsets.

£5 or more

Thank you on our website!

We will say huge thanks to you personally on our website and send you a postcard from the team to show our appreciation.

£8 or more

Digital Backstage Pass

Receive behind-the-scenes footage, images and interviews with cast and crew members.

£10 or more

"Bag of dreams" S. I. Martin inspired Tote bag

"I came to this place with a bag of dreams" is the title quote in Coldharbour. It perfectly encapsulates the essence of this film and of the symbolism of Brixton, a place that means so much to so many, that has achieved the impossible and inspires every day. S. I Martin is the inspirational historian and author who the quote belongs to. He gave us permission to share his words with the world.

£10 or more

Fire Burns - Michael Groce inspired tote bag

"Where the fire still burns, and the heart still beats" is a line from the poem Fire Burns by Michael Groce. The poem appears in Coldharbour, performed by Groce, and powerfully symbolises the enduring nature of Brixton's community.

£20 or more

VR Workshop

VR workshop day! Come and watch a series of VR films and learn about the process of developing 360˚ films. This day-long workshop will enable you to experience a wide range of VR films that are available and understand how to go about making your own. 20 people will be able to attend per workshop and we will develop as many workshops as we have demand for. Workshops to run in January 2020

£20 or more

T-Shirt and tote bag of your choice

Get a Coldharbour T-shirt, designed by This Aint Rock 'n' Roll and a tote bag of your choice.

£50 or more

Professional Mentoring Session

Sit down for a 30-minute one-to-one session with IFT Chief of Operations, Charlotte Knowles. Charlotte is making time to help local filmmakers navigate funding options, connect with commissioners and develop careers in film.

£100 or more

Professional Career Development Day

- A 30-minute one-to-one mentoring session from IFT Chief of Operations to discuss film funding, commissioning and developing your career. - A screening afternoon where you can screen your work to a panel of film professionals to get essential feedback. - Take part in an intimate industry Q&A. Previous Q&As include Emma Loach (Executive Producer at BBC), Joanna Natasegara (Oscar-winning Producer) and Gurinder Chadha (Director)

£300 or more

Professional Career Development Course

- An hour one-to-one mentoring session from IFT Chief of Operations to discuss film funding, commissioning and developing your career. - A screening afternoon where you can screen your work to a panel of film professionals to get essential feedback. - Take part in 3 intimate industry Q&As. Previous Q&As include Emma Loach (Executive Producer at BBC), Joanna Natasegara (Oscar-winning Producer) and Gurinder Chadha (Director)

£300 or more

Sponsor a filmmaker, launch a career.

We receive emails from filmmakers every day asking for help to develop their careers. Many are accomplished but lack industry contacts and know-how to take their career further. You can sponsor an aspiring underrepresented filmmaker to take a Professional Film Development Course at the IFT and launch their career. Receive a thank you card from the IFT and the filmmaker and updates on progress throughout the course.

£1,000 or more

VR team building day

A fun team building day for you and your colleagues to make a VR experience together. Spend a day with the team that produced Coldharbour learning the following: - Researching VR experiences, where they are used and planning your own story - 360-degree storytelling and scripting - 360-degree filming - Editing VR experiences

£1,000 or more

£1,000 - Sponsor a school!

It costs £1000 to take our team to a school for a full day to deliver VR production workshops and run screenings for large numbers of students. By sponsoring a school, you will be able to choose the school we engage with from the list of schools that are keen to receive workshops. You will also receive a thank you message from the workshop team and participants you helped, as well as an in-person debrief to give you feedback!


Let's make 'Coldharbour VR Project Tour of Lambeth Schools' happen

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