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News: Heartbreak Productions Launches New Competition For UKs Creative Youth
Heartbreak Productions Launches New
Competition For UKs Creative Youth
Heartbreak Productions is thrilled to announce their latest competition
for the UKs creative youth. They are asking for short stories from 8-14 year-olds
on the theme “Escape from Lockdown!”, and they will choose eight
of them to turn into short films.
They strongly believe that keeping young people engaged creatively is
more important now than ever before. That's why Heartbreak Productions,
with the support of Arts Council England, has developed an exciting, topical
project aimed at inspiring the UK’s creative youth.
They have devised a multi-media story-telling competition for KS2/3
children called Tell My Story, in which we ask the children to respond to
the stimulus "Escape from Lockdown". Children who would like to
participate can submit creative work as: written word, music, video,
visual art. Heartbreak will choose 8 pieces (2 from each category) to
develop into 5-minute films with the help of the children.
The children whose
work has been chosen will be involved with the creative teams developing
their films via video chat and will have the valuable experience of seeing
the process from start to finish. The 8 films will be premiered online on
September 11th. This project is ideal for budding storytellers,
film-makers, music-makers, and artists, and we feel it is very important at
this time, that all children who may be experiencing trauma and other feelings
that they are struggling to identify, be given an exciting and unique
opportunity to express themselves.
Maddy Kerr, Executive Director of Heartbreak Productions explains “Children
are our future. And our future theatre-makers/audience. The effects of this
current crisis may have permanent impact on their emotional development,
ability to interact and make art happen – therefore any platform we can provide
for them to create is fantastic. We’re very excited about “Tell My Story” and
look forward to working with the 8 winners – good luck and hope you can be one
of them! Huge thanks to Arts Council Covid-19 Emergency Fund for giving us this
Heartbreak Productions has been touring the UK bringing unique outdoor
theatre experiences to audiences from Penzance to John o’Groats for nearly 30