The West Ham United have launched a partnership with Creative Wick's Film School, supported by Alias Hire, BT Creative and Openvizor.
The Film School kicked off at BT Sport Headquarters in Here East, with 15 local young people between the ages of 16-18. The two-month programme will see the students being tutored by some of Hackney Wick and Fish Island’s best professional film makers.
The film school will be based at various locations in and around Hackney Wick and will provide a basic introduction to film making and give the opportunity to write, produce, shoot, edit and screen a short film – valuable experience that could lead to opportunities for further education, training or employment. During the programme, the students will be supported by West Ham United Foundation Learning Mentors to help them produce creative and original film pieces.
William Chamberlain, Founder and Director at Creative Wick said: “I’m delighted to be working with the West Ham United Foundation to deliver the 2017 edition of the Creative Wick film school and can’t wait to see the finished short films. I’m sure that it will give this group of young people a truly valuable experience that could open their horizons to anything.”
Whilst discussing the novelty of the programme, Joe Lyons, CEO of WHU Foundation remarked: “In all aspects of our work we strive to have an influence that is life-changing and that is why we are so delighted to have launched this Film School initiative with Creative Wick. Not only will the young people on this programme have the opportunity to produce powerful short films and documentaries, but additionally the depth of expertise they can draw upon through Alias Hire, BT Creative and Openvizor as key supporters of this programme makes this a truly unique experience.”
The students will then have a unique experience where their finished short films will be premiered at BT Sport’s headquarters on the evening of Thursday 25 May 2017.