Film-makers have international ambition

Kelso Youth Project film-makers
Kelso Youth Project film-makers

Kelso Youth Project film-makers are taking to the international stage – just over the border in Berwick.

Not content with making eight animated movies and running a summer film project which produced a 10-minute offering, they are now working with the British Film Institute’s See It Make It initiative to produce another film at the end of this month.

An experienced film-maker and two facilitators will be working with P6 and 7 schoolchildren from Jedburgh and Kelso over two weekends to produce a movie which will be seen at the Berwick International Film Festival on September 21.

Ian Rendall Reid, manager of Cheviot Youth, is thrilled by this new development in the film programme of Kelso Youth Project, adding: “We are looking for 12 young people to think of an idea for a film, develop that idea, storyboard it, script it, shoot it and edit it in just two weekends. Given our past achievements with film work with the young people, we believe that they will rise to this challenge and produce yet another wonderful film.”

The young film-makers then get invited to a premiere of their film on the big screen at the Young Filmmakers’ Showcase at the Berwick International Film Festival. There they get the opportunity to attend a special reception, introduce their own film from the stage and receive a personal DVD copy of their production.

To obtain a booking form for this project, contact Ian on

The photograph shows the youth project’s first group of film-makers – some will be signing up for our the British Film Institute’s initiative.