Calling the Shots Return to Yeo Moor School

Calling the Shots are pleased to be returning to Yeo Moor School this summer to work with year-six students to produce a short film.

Yeo Moor and Calling The Shots have worked together for the last three years as part of the Curzon Cinema’s Prince’s Trust Funded START project that aimed to support students to understand how films are made and develop the skills to ‘read’ films.

Funding for this work has ended, but Yeo Moor School valued the work with CTS enough to want to continue the relationship, indeed, they valued it enough to decide to raise the funds for a new project themselves.

Students have been running an after-school cake sale every Wednesday since January and as the momentum grew, pupils ran ‘Lights, Camera, Bake Off’, a competition for staff, parents and pupils to bake a movie-themed cake. That brought in an extra £250 and now funding is in place for the project to start.

The project launched on Monday, when CTS Director Steve gave feedback on the three shortlisted pitches, picked from a first round entry of twelve ideas. Students will now vote on which idea they want to put into production.

Steve said, ‘it was great to hear the three ideas, all of them are very different and each with their own challenges, but we’re really excited to be working with Yeo Moor again and it’s a real testament to the hard work that students have put in in the past that the Yeo Moor films have been so successful’.

Last year’s project, ‘The Dangerous Dictionary’ won the Grand Prize from the Youth Jury at the Kids For Kids Festival in London and won best camerawork at the KidzFlicks festival in Sydney.