Working to advance social issues is one of our key goals at Bluebird and helping to deliver a project with long time clients and collaborators Alternatives NI and Prime Cut Productions saw the realisation of the short film CHOICES, a point of view piece developed by young people to prompt discussion around the challenges of making the right decisions on a daily basis.
Working with Terra Nova Productions we produced a series of videos to promote the Belfast Tempest as well as filming the whole show in glorious 4K. Here are a few of the teaser videos for the project:
Here is a short edit of the documentary we made for Springboard Opportunities about the groundbreaking Fusion project, uniting young bandsmen from different backgrounds in Belfast. The project took us to Belgium, France and culminated with a standing ovation at Queens University.
So it’s St. Patrick’s Day and we have been out and about in Belfast documenting the celebrations and playing with new toys such as the DJI Osmo handheld stabiliser, a real joy to use on occasions such as this.
Also working with Down District Council this week to produce a thirty second sequence to be used in the Welcome Centre, Belfast, sneak peak at the first edit here –
2016 gets of to a flying start with a series of documentary projects for Springboard Opportunities with young young people from many backgrounds exploring the year of centenaries 1916 – 2016 in Ireland and trips to France, Belguim and Poland. Also first screening to an audience of 300+ for a short film commissioned by Belfast City Council and Prime Cut Productions about the new Girdwood Community Hub in North Belfast and its potential for the future integration of communities.
Feedback from the client:
“Just to let you know that the doc was shown today at the opening ceremony for Girdwood. About 300 people there. Went down really really well. So many people talking about how brilliant it was – captured the participants authentic voices in a really slick and well produced video. Well done, a really stirling job.” Matt Faris, Project Director, Prime Cut Productions.
Following a short film we made with the young people from the Children’s Law Centre in Belfast
that was screened in Geneva for the UN Committee on Rights, we got this feedback from our client –
”The film went down really well with the UN Committee and you might be interested to know that as a follow on from the Children’s Meeting in Geneva, votes at 16, lack of a NI Youth assembly and age discrimination have all been raised as key issues for Gov to address before the final examination next June. I think the film played a key role in putting the spotlight on these issues for young people.”
A recent film tackling the issue of hate crime in East Belfast delivered with Alternatives and the young people from the Bloomfield Youth Safety Partnership.