Lottery cash for young Islington film makers

The next generation of movie makers have been given almost �30,000 of lottery cash to pursue their cinematic dreams.

The projects, co-ordinated by Rowan Arts, based at The Old Fire Station, Mayton Street, Holloway, will give almost 90 young people aged between eight and 19 the chance to work with professionals to produce their own short films.

The youngsters, some of whom have special educational needs, behavioural difficulties and come from deprived backgrounds, will produce a range of films from documentaries to animations.

The schemes will take place in Grafton Primary School, in Elburne Road, Holloway, Tufnell Park Primary School in Tufnell Park and Cornwallis Play and Youth Project, in Cornwallis Road, Upper Holloway.

A fourth project will be open access and target youngsters who have not been involved with film making before.

Ruth Robinson, from Rowan Arts, said: “The funding from First Light means that Rowan Arts can continue delivering great projects and 88 young children can work with some fantastic artists, composers and filmmakers.

“The ideas for these projects came from the young people who will get to explore issues that are important to them in a very creative way and also see their work celebrated next year in a gala at the Holloway Odeon.”