Who are we?
Cillian Demmisse - Producer
Cillian Demmisse is a driven filmmaker with a passion for writing, directing and producing. Having had the opportunity to produce and DOP two short films at the London Film Academy and contribute to many others, he hopes to direct his first short later in the year.
Rachel Kelly - Producer
Rachel will be graduating from the London Film Academy next month, planning to pursue a career in writing, producing and documentary. In the past year she has had two of hr comedy scripts produced, directed a psychological thriller and produced a short comedy.
Nura, 14, was born in England and has lived in both Brazil and Portugal. She moved back to England with her family earlier this year and has made lots of new friends at the Earls Court Youth Club. Her favourite part of filmmaking is directing and she hops to incorporate her talent for dancing and Ballet in the music video.
Marlon, 17, is about to head off to university to study graphic design, a skill he developed a passion for during activities at the Earls Court Youth Club. Marlon has a passion for dance and is excited to show this during the music video, as well as getting to grips with the cameras and showcasing his creative talents in the edit process.
Aaliyah, 15, is an extremely talented, singer, dancer and actress. In addition to this she has discovered a love for cinematography and directing during our sessions. Aaliyah loves being on set and is hoping to study production and performing at university.
The Earls Court Youth Club
Abdi, the Youth leader at the club teaches the attendees motivation, drive and commitment through long running activities they are encouraged to take part in; In addition to giving them the opportunity to learn key skills that will strengthen their future career opportunities.The success the club is testament to Abdis hard work and the creative initiatives he designs to inspire and engage.
The London Film Academy
None of this would be possible without the generosity and kindness of The London Film Academy. The ECYC, holds a special place in her heart of its joint principle, Daisy Gili as it is based on the street where she grew up. She believes that every young person should have equal opportunities and access to the career of their choice and so organised this filmmaking programme with the ECYC as a gift to them.
Why Support us?
Film and Television is one of the most difficult industries to get into, due to its high expense and nepotistic culture. ECYC partnered up with the London Film Academy to change that. Teaching young people production skills is great, however this is a show and tell industry and they will need showreels to prove their abilities, which is why we want to make a professional music video for them to show to universities and employers.
What will the money be spent on?
Although we have access to some equipment and people are generously giving up their time to help, there are still many aspects of production that we can't get for free, for example:
- Equipment Transport
- Props and Set Dressing
- Location Hire
- Crew refreshments
- Hair and Makeup
Rachel and Cillian have a lot of producing experience and have worked with budgets between £2000-£3000 previously and therefore know what is feasible for this amount of money.
We understand that not everyone is able to give money, so if you or someone you know is able to help us out with locations, steady cam, costumes or dancing, then please contact us! We appreciate anything you can do to help.
What will the video be about?
We came up with the theme of 'change', with which they each designed a scene that shows what change means to them. The team have been working on their storyboards and mood boards to ensure we all have a clear and cohesive vision.
- Nura's scene is all about how her life changed when she moved from Portugal to England this summer, and how she dealt with it.
- Marlons scene is about how people change within a relationship. He shows how two people change as they grow up and eventually go their separate ways.
- Aaliyahs scene is the most complex of the three and is all about change within herself. She shows how she struggles with bullying and peoples opinions of her and eventually decides not to let them affect her anymore and to believe in herself.
Where are we with development?
All of the scenes have been fully designed, budgeted and planned out. Below is a small look into the visual development process we went through.
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Thank you so much for your support and for helping us to create a brighter future for the next generation!