Over summer, young people engaged in GMAC CashBack’s intensive filmmaking training programme, where they built their skills and confidence in film-making.
During the programme, they learned a variety of skills about film and media; including how to operate camera equipment, different angles for shot composition, and the creative ways that producers make sound effects.
They were then able to harness their new skills into creating their own short film called ‘Limbo’. The film was written, directed and starred the young people who thoroughly enjoyed the filmmaking experience and were delighted with the final product.
They also worked work with GMAC to make a short documentary detailing their experience on the programme, which many of them gave stellar reviews.
“It’s given me a chance to network and meet like-minded people.”
“Being able to make something, to look at it and be happy with it is an amazing feeling.”
“It’s amazing people from a deprived area can come to a place like this for free, develop new skills, meet new people and gain confidence.”
Watch the film here:
Delivered across Glasgow City, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire, GMAC CashBack is a three-year programme that uses filmmaking to engage young people aged 14-25, who are currently underrepresented and face barriers in entering the creative industry, in learning, creativity, and the development of essential soft skills to help them reach a positive destination.
Through their participation in GMAC Cashback, young people get the opportunity to learn from industry professionals, raise their awareness of career opportunities in the screen industries, and learn about training and education routes into the sector. Participants will get one-to-one support to develop their skills and interests and to identify progression routes and support them on their pathways toward education, training, volunteering, and employment.