Fortune Cookies is opening its doors to The Movie Hub: an 8 week programme of workshops run by not-for-profit Reelscape Community at Weston Favell Shopping Centre, Northampton. Young people will take part in workshops from January 2015 on the film’s Pre-Production working with the film’s staff to build the main set, source costumes and do Design tests to build transferable life, literacy and work skills as well as confidence and employability. We’re very happy to support this Big Lottery Fund and Ernest Cook Trust-backed project, which also helps us take a little extra time in our development and engage with our audience before production.
Reelscape Community believes film is a powerful educational and personal development tool that can grab the attention of the most academically-engaged or disheartened person equally. “Using the universal language of film, we at Reelscape Community can help young people see their studies in action, provide on-your-feet literacy activities and equip them for the world of work.”
To find out more please visit www.reelscape.org.uk.
“[Fortune Cookies] is the kind of hands-on project which engages and motivates students, develops their ability to work collaboratively and provides a real purpose for enhancing literacy skills. I personally will be following its progress with great interest.” David Reedy, President, UK Literacy Association.