A LARNE teenager has teamed up with young people from Northern Ireland, the Republic and Los Angeles to make a short film as part of an international film camp.
A total of 17 young filmmakers took part in Cinemagic’s annual residential film camp, now in its third year. They had just days to produce the film, dubbed The Mantle, at locations including Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Castleroe and Coleraine.
And Larne Grammar School pupil Lori Brown (17) was part of the film crew looking after the costume and props on the film.
She and the other participants took on different roles in the process, being mentored by industry professionals including director Michael Lennox (Hives, The Back of Beyond, Absence, Coming Up) and director of photography Ian Fox, (Night at the Museum II, The Incredible Hulk, Face/Off) who also worked as camera operator on The Amazing Spider-man, and filmmaker Mark Jordan, who workshoped the young people in areas such as camera technique, on–set etiquette and story development.
Joan Burney Keatings MBE, Cinemagic chief executive said: “With support from our funders we were delighted to be embarking on Cinemagic’s third international film camp to young filmmakers from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Los Angeles the chance to work together as a team to produce a short film.
“Not only did they learn practical filmmaking skills, but they had the opportunity to work with people from different cultural backgrounds and this will help develop their inter-personal skills as well as a develop a deeper and new understanding of cultural difference.”
The Mantle will be screened at Cinemagic events in Belfast, New York, Los Angeles and Dublin.