Making the Film Bottle

David Halsall and the Lund Park Group wanted to do something positive to get young people in and around the area activity involved in a project that gave them a voice and confidence.


Keighley has been in the spotlight in recent years for some of the negative things that have happened. To counter the negative impression given about the area a film project was proposed with local people working in front and behind the camera.


A steering group made up of members of the Lund Park Group and Keighley & Ilkley Voluntary and Community Action (KIVCA), representing a range of faiths, has been set-up to ensure that as many local people are involved in the project as possible.


A series of workshops were held in Smallworld, Keighley at which young people discussed ideas about a film and tried their hand at filmmaking.


Smallworld Keighley Bangladesh Community Association


An event was be held at Bangladeshi Community Association aimed at people in the 16-24 age group and parents who live in the area. This raised the profile of the project and provide an opportunity for those wanting to be involved in front and behind the camera to find out more by hearing from a director, experienced crew and actors who are just setting out on their careers.


Auditions were held and volunteers recruited for the 3 day shoot in November over a wide variety of locations.


The finished film was premiered at the Keighley Cinema. Along the way all parts of the community came together to bring the magic of the movies right here to our home town - and learn valuable skills along the way. The glitter of Hollywood came to Keighley and for everybody to feel they have achieved something they can be truly proud of.





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