On a sunny half-term Tuesday, 18th February, The Pro Team headed down to the Manchester Ship Canal for a boat trip and to find out all about the Hulme Ferry. They also hoped to uncover the secrets of the ‘mystery’ house, or the Hulme Ferry cottage as you may know it. We were so lucky to have a bright and sunny morning after all that recent...

So here it is … the last Film Makers Club of the year! What a fantastic, fun and crazy night it was. Everyone had made a tremendous effort to get into the Christmas spirit, club members wore reindeer antlers, a wide variety of Christmas hats, some very festive jumpers, a full Santa outfit and even a Christmas banana! We started off with a...

Well I don’t know what was in the air tonight but everyone seemed a little crazy! It must be because Christmas is on the way! To start off we played a very raucous game of fruit salad, this was followed by a number of ear splitting deaths in wink murder! Things did calm down slightly, but only just as everyone roared with laughter as they...

This really was a crazy week this week. Volunteer Lydia brought in a huge box of dressing up hats, wigs and props and the challenge was to raid the dressing up box with whatever you wanted and then to create and film a story in only 45 minutes. We decided to mix the things up so club members were put into brand new groups. Once the props and...

It was a chilly but bright morning when The Tea Team met at the clock in Urmston on Saturday 30th November. The plan for the day was to find out about A Day In The Life of Urmston. The team split into two, with Abigail and Grace going with group leader Jo and cameraman Phil to interview shop keepers, while Alfie, Alice and Cameron came with me and...

With filming starting to happen it was time for all the groups to finalise their questions for their contributors. To help them to practice interviewing people the adult volunteers swapped groups for the night so that members could test their questions on people who they didn’t know. The aim was to write relevant and interesting questions and...

Ursa Produtions, Hannah, Josh and Denis were the first group to shoot their film when on Sunday 24th November they paid a visit to the Urmston & District Model Engineering Society who run the fantastic miniature railway in Abbotsfield Park. The members of the club were very welcoming and the team had a great time filming the trains at work,...

So the Oreo’s were popular this week, with some very imaginative ways of eating them going on as groups worked on their film ideas and started to think about possible filming days. This week groups were set a storytelling challenge, I had a large bag full of random objects and boy were they random; a llama, a giant hand, a tin of soup, a comb...

On Friday 15th November three of our Film Makers Club members, Ellie, Hannah and Shaun filmed at a Forever Manchester evening called the Lostock Neighbourhood Works Celebration Event at All Saints Church. Forever Manchester is the charity which gave a community grant to us to enable this pilot run of the Film Makers Club to take place. This event...