Over the course of 2015, MED Theatre and South West Lakes Trust worked in collaboration with young people aged 11-25 in an exciting new media project; the creation of a film exploring Burrator in the First World War. The project was commissioned by DAISI and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Young people were involved in all aspects of film making. In early January they began by uncovering local stories from Burrator, from which they created a storyboard and wrote a script. In May half term the team went out onto Dartmoor to shoot the film; everyone was given a chance to act and the team took it in turns to direct scenes, operate the camera and adjust the sound. The group then reconvened during October half term to edit the film in the MED Theatre Studio ready for its first private screening on November 11th (Armistice Day), followed by the public launch which was held on Friday 20th November in Clearbrook Village Hall.
Watch the Film…
The film shoot
The private film launch: 11th November, Burrator Discovery Centre
The public film launch: 20th November, Clearbrook Village Hall