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Students delighted with new production

Young filmmakers at Beacon Hill Arts on their latest production 'The Ruby of Doom'.

Young filmmakers at Beacon Hill Arts on their latest production 'The Ruby of Doom'.

Talented young filmmakers have put the finishing touches to their latest production.

Youngsters at the film academy Beacon Hill Arts BFI, who attend a prestigious industry-backed course, have just completed The Ruby of Doom.

The short comedy film, devised and shot on location at Newcastle’s Grade-II listed Civic Centre building, is about a sleepy security guard and his attempts to apprehend a crafty burglar.

Beacon Hill Arts is just one of three film academies in the north east and has been running a series of industry-led workshops in Wallsend since November.

The students, who suffer from learning disabilities and autism, are part of a national scheme to develop the filmmaking aspirations of 16 to 19-year-olds across the UK.

Will Sadler, of Beacon Hill Arts, said: “We have particular experience of supporting young filmmakers with learning disabilities and autism, which enables our film academy to support creative students of all abilities.

“It provides a supportive environment where creativity can thrive and they can share their unique view of the world. We’re really excited about the latest film.”

For more on Beacon Hill Arts visit www.beaconhillarts.org.uk

 

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