The Flood Project

We have just completed this short film for Lancaster University & Save The Children about the effects of flooding on children in Staines and South Ferriby, Humberside. The film highlights the need for the voices of young people to be included in Disaster Planning, we hope it helps make a difference.

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Rusland Horizons

We have just completed this short film which tells you all about the Rusland Horizons project that is currently in development in our area in South Cumbria.

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KEEP - a new parenting documentary for adoptive parents

For the past two years we have been documenting this new parenting course around the country for MTFC UK. We've been filming in London, Dudley, Worthing and Oxford. We're delighted to report that the film runs at 51 minutes and is now complete. Screenings have taken place in all participating regions where the film was shot and it has been very warmly received on each occasion.

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Thriving Families - Oxfordshire

Commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council, this is a half hour documentary recording the first year of the County Council's new Thriving Families programme. Our crew visited Oxfordshire six times over the course of the year capturing the stories and progress of several families. The film is now complete. Sadly we cannot share the film with you as it is a confidential document, but we can tell you that everyone is very happy with the results.

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My Story

We love this film - if you want to know what its like living in care, you should watch this true story - a teenage girl talks about her experiences in this short and moving animation, we hope you agree that she has done a fantastic job.

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In Vitro

In Vitro is our new twenty minute short produced in collaboration with Tom Lloyd, Dreamtime Film. It features Barbara Marten and is written by Graham Mitchell. Scientific and ethical consultants are Prof. Karim Nayernia and Dr Anna Smajdor from the University of East Anglia.

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Cumbria's Promise

This 20 minute documentary film was commissioned by Cumbria County Council it details the council's vision of the Parenting Pledge to looked after children and all young people in Cumbria. Our presenter is Dailayna, a care leaver from Whitehaven. Filming took place all over Cumbria - we covered a lot of miles as we showed how to deliver Cumbria's Promise - you'll see what we mean if you take a look at the film on our home page (or videos page). Cumbria's Promise was launched with screenings of the film all over Cumbria this November (2012).

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Have a Go

Have a Go is our new arts & culture club for looked after children aged 7-11yrs and their foster carers. It took place in Barrow, Maryport and Whitehaven summer 2012. Our team of artists, foster carers and young people worked together exploring all sorts of arts activities from filmmaking to music, poetry and songwriting. The final celebration event take place in Maryport at The Wave last November.

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The Charcoal Burner's Story

The story of Owen Jones, Charcoal Burner and oak swill basket maker, filmed in Stony Hazel woods in the depths of winter

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Arts Awards

We build Arts Award into projects whenever possible.

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Tuned In

The first phase of Tuned In workshops went really well with workshops in Kendal and Barrow and Liverpool. There was a celebration event in Barrow in May when Arts Awards were given out. In Cumbria fourteen young people have achieved their Discover Arts Award and one young person has also achieved her bronze. We'd like to congratulate all the young people who took part. In Liverpool twelve young people have achieved their Discover awards, well done to them too!

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"With the young people having a history of being in care there is an awful lot they miss out on in their own communities – I’ve seen them shine here, they have produced really deep work"

Participation Officer, Children's Services