Fun films focus on issues around employment for disabled people

One of the young filmmakers from Beacon Hill Arts in action.
One of the young filmmakers from Beacon Hill Arts in action.

Young filmmakers are preparing to showcase their latest work which is inspired by experiences personal to them.

The multi-award winning Wallsend-based Beacon Hill Arts, which supports aspiring filmmakers with disabilities, has made several micro-short films created by their own first hand experiences.

The filmmakers, whose previous work has been described as “well made” and “very funny” by famous film critic Mark Kermode, have made a series of fun viral films that focus on issues around employment for people with a disability.

And the works are to be shown to a special audience at the Toffee Factory in Newcastle on Thursday, October 23.

Among the films to be shown are The Devil of Jobs, The Apprenta-ship, The Interview Saga and Don’t Make Me Angry, which organisers say are set to entertain and inform audiences, each presented personally by the young group.

Andrew Coats, creative director of Beacon Hill Arts, said: “This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear the views and witness the creative talents of one of the most underrepresented groups in the jobs market.

“The films possess imagination, creativity and above all humour whilst at the same time asking some challenging questions about access to jobs.”

The project and event is being supported by the Skills Funding Agency and European Social Fund and is part of a regional programme to help local people in their communities to gain more knowledge and skills and to help them prepare for getting a job.

The event will take place between 2pm and 3.30pm on October 23.

For more information on Beacon Hill Arts or to attend the event visit