a still from First Eye Productions
The community filmmaking group First Eye Productions received £6,417 to get started.
Austin Hawkins, chair of the group, told the Herald Express: ‘The interest in filmmaking in Torbay is burgeoning and what’s driving it is the new digital medium because it makes the process so much cheaper.
‘The equipment itself is expensive initially and that’s why this grant is so wonderful because it makes it possible for anybody to make movies with few running costs.’
Meanwhile, Emmeline Gee, of the Torbay Film Club, which received £6,265, told the Herald: ‘Not only will this grant help us with screening our new world season from now until May, but we can also run special events such as short film evenings for local filmmakers and a ‘technical buddies scheme’ to help media students get practical experience.’
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