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South Shields Custom Reels group looking to recruit young filmmakers

Film club Custom Reels is looking for new recruits.
Film club Custom Reels is looking for new recruits.

Aspiring young film-makers are being invited to join a cinematic club.

Custom Reels Film-makers returns next week to the Customs House, South Shields. The sessions at the Mill Dam venue are open to people aged 13 to 19 and see them take part in workshops and make their own films.

The group returns on Thursday, September 3, and runs every week during term time from 5pm to 7pm.

Customs House cultural development officer Daniel Clifford, who runs the group, said: “We have a full term of projects and workshops that will help members learn about the aspects of film they would need to get started, but I’m also hoping that this term we’ll start to really develop some interesting new voices for short film.

“It’s a great group for anyone interested in films and being creative. Everyone will get the chance to make at least three films, which will be shown at events in our cinema, posted online and entered into competitions.”

He added: “For anyone interested in pursuing a career in the media, the experience of working alongside other like-minded young people and learning from some of the best local film-makers is invaluable, and could make the difference in a college application or job interview.”

Custom Reels launched in October last year to a packed cinema audience that included then Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Fay Cunningham, and South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck.

The aim is to create a space for young people to enjoy, explore and create cinema.

Sessions cost £3.50 each. To claim a place, email film@customshouse.co.uk or call Daniel Clifford on 0191 427 8193.

Film club Custom Reels is looking for new recruits.

Film club Custom Reels is looking for new recruits.

Film club Custom Reels is looking for new recruits.

Film club Custom Reels is looking for new recruits.

Film club Custom Reels is looking for new recruits.

Film club Custom Reels is looking for new recruits.