Saturday, 27 April 2013


This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:

Red carpet day for young filmmakers
A group of youngsters have been given the red carpet treatment at a film screening in the city.
The Disabled Children's Service and the Big Mouth Forum organised the event at the Phoenix Cinema.
The guests were shown an hour-long film about advocacy for disabled young people, which featured youngsters taking part in their favourite activities such as tae kwon do, swimming and gardening.
They arrived by limousine and watched the special showing before enjoying a buffet.
The film was created by many of the disabled youngsters at the screening.
Organiser Keith Allott, from Badshoes Film, was on hand to supervise and instruct the filmmakers during the shoot.
He said: "There were about 20 who took part and they covered all aspects of filmmaking, from being on camera and also being behind the camera."
The film was shot as a documentary-style programme and featured many of the youngsters in their daily lives.
"They wanted to do something positive," said Keith.
"They wanted to show people what they did outside of school, things such as sports and awareness campaigning.
"It was also about showing other youngsters with disabilities that they can do a lot more than people think."

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