Hello! I'm Amy, creative director of Screenage Kids, and full time mother of three. I created this project as a way to inspire children and involve them in their communities, and so far, that is exactly what we are en route to achieving! We sold out our Dumbo screening in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne over the summer, and are already planning more big city events of immersive cinema!
The aim of this crowdfunder is to begin touring smaller communities in the area, to provide an affordable creative outlet for children and parents to thrive. Not only are we providing entertainment in a venue closer to home for people who cant attend our big city events, but we will also be involving young people in the production and hosting of the event and providing them with a safe and fun environment where they can learn valuable social and practical skills.
Often smaller communities are forgotten when it comes to providing places for young people to sociialise; the town I live for example, has had the leisure centre knocked down and the youth centre cant afford to run. As a mother, I know how difficult it can be to involve your children in activities that don't require extensive travel (esp when you dont drive) or break the bank. This is why I am passionate to provide this affordable service, to help reuniting communities, and getting kids off their smart phones for a bit!
What exactly do we mean by "immersive cinema"? The main events involve showing an age appropriate movie, but there is so much more to it than that. Children will be actively encouraged to participate in the production and hosting of the events, so we will be providing workshops, including; acting, dancing, photography, makeup, costume and prop design, and marketing. Your children can decide how much they wish to take on, and help to orginise the events as we move forward, with the skills we will teach them. The children attracted to the drama side will take on roles from the movie, acting out scenes as it is being shown. Anyone who isnt afraid to get their hands dirty will be encouraged to help design and make the props. There will be something to do for every unique child. Your child will take ownership for their hard work, reap the rewards of putting on an excellent show, and can be proud to be part of their community.
Our goal is to roll this out to as many smaller communities - like my own - as possible, initially within the North East. For this to be achievable, I need to be put through my driving test and buy a van, without it this project is not sustainable. We want to help as many communities thrive from our program, and this is why I'm asking for your help!
A year ago Screenage Kids was just an idea. I am a mother of three young children, and I run a face painting business from home that has been perfectly flexible around my kids. Now my youngest is at nursery, I am ready to kickstart this idea and make it a reality. I want to show my children how important it is to be socially responsible, how you can make the changes you wish to see in the world and that we can do anything we set our minds on!
As a Thankyou for your pledges, I have some great rewards along with some great sponsership deals!
if you pledge £5 you could win our amazing bag of Harry Potter goodies, just in time for christmas!
If you pledge £10 you will recieve your own handcrafted, unique Harry Potter style wand!
More rewards avaidble!!! just click support us to find out more!
Thank you for taking the time to read my story , and for any pledges you may have made.
I am Amy, this is Screenage Kids, and we hope to be in a community near you very soon!