Budding young filmmakers on the north coast

SEVENTEEN young filmmakers from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Los Angeles have come together to make a short film as part of Cinemagic’s annual International Film Camp.

The residential film camp, now in its third year, is taking place in the Corrymeela Centre in Ballycastle, Castleroe and Coleraine and the young people have just five days to produce the film.

The film camp participants, who have never met as a group before this week, will take on different roles in the process and will be mentored by industry professionals including, Director Michael Lennox (Hives, The Back of Beyond, Absence, Coming Up), Director of Photography, Ian Fox, (The Amazing Spider-Man, Night at the Museum II, The Incredible Hulk, Face/Off) and filmmaker Mark Jordan, who will workshop 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 are delighted to be embarking on Cinemagic’s third international film camp and offer 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 will they learn practical filmmaking skills, but they will have 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.”

Filming of ‘The Mantle’ will take place in Ballycastle, Castleroe, Coleraine and the short film will be screened at Cinemagic events in Belfast, New York, Los Angeles and Dublin.