The Offshoot Foundation were contacted by Dedham Vale AONB to make two films promoting the area’s Art History along the Stour Valley. Interviewing modern day artists such as Maggi Hambling and Simon Carter we discover how Gainsborough, Constable, Cedric Morris and the Stour Valley have influenced them.
SUDBURY SILK STORIES
The Offshoot Foundation were delighted to work with Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council and the Silk Companies in Sudbury to produce a film telling stories about the industry in Sudbury from the people who work in the industry.
We invited 33 young people from Thomas Gainsborough Academy and Sudbury Ormiston Academy to participate in the interviewing, filmmaking and editing process. Check out the website and our films.
To view the film go to https://www.sudburysilkstories.com
Doubling up on an Offshoot Films production focusing on the lives and stories of Gurkha veterans, The Offshoot Foundation worked with the 308 ATC Squadron Air Cadets in Colchester, teaching them the film making skills to produce their own behind the scenes film.
THE MAKING OF
The Offshoot Foundation partnered with Gurkha Stories and the 308 (Colchester) ATC cadets to make a behind the scenes look at retired Gurkhas in Colchester recounting their careers. The film project contributed towards the cadets’ Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.
We held weekly workshops to support the cadets in developing their filming, interviewing and editing skills with professional equipment. The young film makers’ work paid off, allowing them to both successfully interview Gurkha veterans and produce their own films.
The making of the Gurkha Stories
"This project has enhanced my ability to speak to new people with confidence due to me interviewing some of the Gurkha. I have also learned how to research subjects into more detail than before I had started this project."
Harry, 308 (Colchester) ATC Young Film Maker
WHO ASKS US?
'Who Asks Us?' is a series of ongoing projects run across Suffolk, focusing on giving young people a voice and an inside look at further education and career paths.
Since 2012, the project has been run in various schools, academies, colleges and pupil referral units, giving hundreds of students a voice and a greater understanding of their futures. Through visits to countless local businesses, colleges and more, young people have been able to engage directly with those involved in a range of different career paths, learn from their experiences, and ask the question 'Who Asks Us?'
You can find out more on the project from its website whoasksus.org.
The Offshoot Foundation has a proven track record of successfully working with Schools, businesses, young people and adults over a 3 year period on its 'Who Asks Us?' project - gaining a Suffolk County Council Raising the Bar Award for Innovation in Education and Skills in the process.