This film won in 2012 and again in 2017 when it was voted the best film of the last five years on Stroud Community TV.
A totally inspiring open and honest film made by the young residents from Ark House, supported housing in Stroud. The film shows a balanced view of the residents and their pasts as well as their hopes and dreams. Made as part of a Young Gloucestershire project in collaboration with C55 Films and Mediabox.
Tim Pellatt of Cordial AV said to Stroud Community TV: “This film was made as part of a filmmaking initiative headed up by Young Gloucestershire with the help of Gloucester-based video production company Cordial AV.”
Kay Bunyan of Young Gloucestershire said: “I feel privileged to work on projects that allow us to take a look into other people’s lives. This was certainly the case with some of the residents at Ark House. They not only participated in the shooting and editing of this film, but allowed us to understand their hopes and aspirations with frank discussions on-camera about their past and future lives. This award is for all of the young people involved.”
Camilla Bassett-Smith, CSV Outreach Manager at BBC West and a judge for SCTV said: “This was a very professional slick film. Interesting shots/camera angles. Good use of black and white, good soundtrack. Explained well about Ark House and the strong stories behind the people there. Never lingered too long on one shot, kept your interest. Good local establishing shots.”
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