Our Admin Assistant Becky Orwin presents the latest update on our Random Acts North film production:
It’s a very exciting time here in the Random Acts North HQ! We’re now a good way into our third year of the project, with our Year 3 Filmmakers busily developing their ideas before going into production. We’ve commissioned 25 artist filmmakers across 23 films, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with.
This year our 24th film will be produced in collaboration with Beacon Hill Arts. Beacon Hill Arts CIC is a multi-award winning training and production organisation for filmmakers who have learning difficulties, autism and additional needs. Their work has received over 100 festival screenings across four continents and has won accolades from across the world of film – we’re looking forward to working with them!
With one talent residential down, we have two left to go and are eager to start working on Year 3 production.
We’re also coming to the end of production on all our Year 2 films, and the response to those that have already been completed has been fantastic. Both Peter Groom’s film, Herd, and Eleanor Edwards’ film, Illuminated, have been selected to be broadcast as part of the summer series of Channel 4’s Random Acts! The series has just started and airs at midnight every Monday on Channel 4 with episodes available to watch online the day after transmission – make sure to check them out!
Peter and Eleanor aren’t alone in their good news – we have now had all 23 of our Year 2 films acquired by Channel 4 for their online platforms! You can watch all of the completed films from Year 1 and 2 on this YouTube playlist – and make sure to keep checking back for the latest additions.
That’s all from us for now, but you can keep track of what we’re up to via our social media @RandomActsNorth and www.facebook.com/RandomActsNorth. If you want to learn more about some of our filmmakers’ highly individual processes for putting their Random Acts film together then check out our latest individual filmmaker blogs – we have more on the way, so see you soon!