E.D.E.N. Digital 2021/22 was an online filmmaking project for the LGBTQ+ community funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
E.D.E.N. Digital launched in September 2021, engaging 10 members of the LGBTQ+ community in 15, 2-hour interactive online filmmaking workshops, covering storytelling techniques, camera and sound recording and editing. Alongside group discussions, feedback sessions and a 1-2-1 Zoom call available 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’ Founder Claire Watkinson.
On Friday the 18th of February 2022, E.D.E.N. Film Productions showcased the collection of films that were made as part of the LGBTQ+ filmmaking project. These films can be viewed on E.D.E.N.’s Vimeo channel via this link – www.vimeo.com/showcase/edendigital202122
The artwork for the film screening was created by stc019, a trans comic artist and illustrator, devoted to telling trans love stories and colourful mini utopias.