E.D.E.N. Digital launched in September, engaging 15 members of the LGBTQ+ community in 10, 2-hour interactive online filmmaking workshops, covering storytelling techniques, sound recording and editing. Alongside group discussions, feedback sessions and 1-2-1 Zoom call for each participant on the project. The aim of the course was to empower the participants with all the tools they needed to make a film using just their phone, or whatever camera they had available. The project was delivered by award-winning filmmaker Brett Chapman and E.D.E.N. Film Productions’ CEO and Founder Claire Watkinson.
E.D.E.N. Digital was funded by the Government’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund and distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.
We also hosted 5 online masterclasses about filmmaking with established filmmakers: Campbell X, Rikki Beadle-Blair, Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor and Brett Chapman. Details of these can be found on our past events.
On Friday 4th December, E.D.E.N. will be premiering the films made on the project alongside behind the scenes footage and interviews with participants. The event will start at 7pm via E.D.E.N.’s Facebook and YouTube. The film will be screened using Facebook and YouTube’s premiere functions.
Book your free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eden-digital-film-screening-tickets-128845866455
Please Note: We will send information via Eventbrite and our social media about the YouTube and Facebook premiere location closer to the screening date.
Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/1KScC4MdI
E.D.E.N.’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edenfilmproductions
E.D.E.N.’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcTH850Kz5lZZsOyyKvrgGg
The poster was created by stc019, a trans comic artist and illustrator, devoted to telling trans love stories and colourful mini utopias.
Thank you to The Clothworkers’ Foundation for a one off capital grant to support this project.