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Below is a brief summary of the work we've carried out during the year and the events we've attended.

For more information about any of the events listed below please contact us for further information.

 
 

Jan 2018 

The premiere screening of The Dark Shadow, a film exploring the effects of bullying, will take place at the Plaza Community Cinema on Tuesday 23rd January at 7pm. Admission is free and there will be a short Q&A with some of the young people who made the film, after the screening. The film was funded by BBC Children In Need.

On Monday 22nd January 2018 we lost a good friend and colleague, Ada Jones, who sadly passed away. A retired English teacher, Ada took part in an intergenerational project we ran in 2012, and volunteered on every project we ran in partnership with #plazacommunitycinema since then. Her help with all aspects of the courses was invaluable, and her knowledge, enthusiam and love of film, TV, music and literature made her irreplaceable. RIP Ada, we miss you.

 

Nov 17

Ian will be attending Open Box, a play written, directed and featuring Merv Jones, a regular Cottonfield collaborator. The play will run for two nights at the Pilgrilm in Liverpool, November 17th and 18th.

 

Oct 17

This month sees us back at 3tc for the final week of the BBC Children In Need funded project, The Dark Shadow, working with young people aged 13 - 19 to produce a film about the effects of bullying.

 

Sept 17 

This month we will be filming and editing a stent replacement operation for the NHS.

 

August 17

This month, we will be running a film-making project for young people aged between 13 and 19, in partnership with the Plaza Community Cinema in Waterloo. The film will explore themes of bullying and the effects it has on people. The project is funded by BBC Children In Need, and begins on July 31st.

 

July 17

We are starting this month by filming sessions on the second day of the Liverpool Aortic Symposium, then will be editing the sessions from both days.

We will be editing the video for Cunic Ensemble's new song Bittersweet, written and directed by Paul Duckworth and featuring Rinty Boo. Colour grading and effects will be completed by Jake Ryan.

On Tuesday 18th July, Cottonfield Films are delighted to be attending the Plaza Community Cinema as it celebrates it's 20th Anniversary since opening as a community cinema.

 

June 17

On Tuesday 20th June, the premiere screening of the Changing Perspectives project will take place at the Plaza Community Cinema, at 7pm. Admission is free. There will be two short, comic book style films, exploring the subject of gender expectation, which were made by young people aged 13 - 19.

We will be filming the second part of the Bittersweet video for the single taken from Cunic Ensemble's new EP.

On Friday 30th, we will be filming sessions at day one of hte Liverpool Aortic Symposium.

 

May 17

Cottonfield Films are delighted to be attending Sefton Opera's From Blitz to Glitz event on Thursday 4th May at Bootle Cricket Club. The event will celebrate Bootle's resurgence from the terrible bombing it sustained in the second World War. We will be showing a 12 minute version of the film we produced, and everyone who attends will receive a DVD of the full 2 hour film, as well as some other goodies.

We will be filming a video for the song Losing You, by Cunic Ensemble, at 7 Waves Media Centre in Leasowe. We will also be filming the first part of a video for Bittersweet, a new song by Cunic Ensemble, from their new EP.

 

April 17

The second part of the Changing Perspectives project will run from 5th April, in partnership with the Plaza Community Cinema.

Editing and DVD production/duplication of the From Blitz to Glitz film will dominate the month.

 

March 17

Filming at various locations for the From Blitz to Glitz film for Sefton Opera, interviewing a variety of people.

 

Feb 17

Cottonfield Films are thrilled to be producing a documentary about life in Bootle from the 1940's to present day. We will be working with the Plaza Community Cinema and Sefton Opera to research, recruit participants and filming interviews with people of all ages to ensure people's memories and stories are presevered for future generations.

Changing Perspectives - a project about gender expectation, will be running from Monday 13th Feb for a week, then returning in April. The project will be a film and photography course, with the story being told in a comic book style. Run in partnership with the Plaza Community Cinema, the course features opportunities for acting, scriptwriting and music production.

 

Jan 17

Wishing everybody a Happy and Healthy New Year.

The premiere screening of Twist will take place at Plaza Community Cinema on Tuesday 24th January at 7pm. Admission is free and there will be a short Q&A session with the filmmakers after the screening. Twist consists of two short films - Stuffed Crust and Sundown - produced on a project exploring Peer Pressure, by young people aged 13 - 19, who have come up with fantastic, original ideas to address the subject matter.

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Jan 16

Ian is delighted to announce he has been commissioned by Into Film to work with three Liverpool schools to teach film-making using iPads. The project will begin in early February, planning and preparation starts now...

The Belle Vale film, Proud Of My Roots ia almost finished. A productive meeting with Shoppertainment and Paul, the centre manager, took place this month and we have agreed on a few final adjustments and additions.

 

Dec 15

Join us at the Plaza Community Cinema at 7pm on Tuesday 8th December for the premiere screening of Caught In The Web. A film made by young people aged 12 - 19, funded by Children In Need. There will be a Q&A session after the screening, where you can quiz soem of the young people who made the film.

Cottonfield have been asked to film this years Panto at the Valley Community Theatre in Netherley. The panto runs from Thurs 17th to Sun 20th. Hope to see you there.

 

Nov 15

The second draft of the Belle Vale film Proud Of My Roots is progressing nicely.

Ian and John will be writing a new song for a local singer, to be released on an EP next year. More details to follow...

 

Oct 15

Caught In The Web, the film project funded by Children In Need, will continue from 26 Oct - 30 Oct. Anyone who would like to take part in the post-production aspect of film-making, please contact Christine at the Plaza, here.

Ian will be attending the Kin social on Tuesday 6th Oct and a marketing course run by MYST on 15 Oct. Looking forward to them both and maybe seeing you there.

 

Sept 15

Lots of editing to do this month. See you on the other side...

 

Aug 15

The Children In Need project with the Plaza Cineam will run from Mon 10th Aug - Fri 28th Aug. Anyone who is interested in any and all aspects of film-making, please contact Christine at the Plaza for registration details. You will be learning, scriptwriting, storyboarding, shot lists, scheduling, acting skills, hair, make-up and costume design, set design, camera operation, sound recording, lighting, directing, editing, music composition, chromakeying, graphic desigh, compositing and anything else that needs doing!

Ian will be filming a performance of Mate's A Midsummer NIghts Dream in Prescot on Sat 8th August.

 

July 15

It's lucky I like editing, lots of it to get my teeth into this month. Music videos, interviews, plays - who needs a social life?!

 

June 15

Several meetings this month to shape and develop the summer CiN project.

Ian will be filming Alice In Wonderland for the Valley Community Theatre this month. This sounds like a very interesting piece, don't miss it!

 

May 15

The Greatest Generation project continues this month, editing the film and chromakeying out the blue screen.

We are delighted to be working with the Plaza Community Cinema on a project funded by Children In Need this summer. We will announce details when finalised, but it will be take place during the school summer holidays.

 

April 15

Ian has been commissioned by Into Film to work with a local school to produce a documentary film, utilising archive footage, about the Greatest Generation. I'm really looking forward to getting started and will be meeting with the school this month to schedule the project.

The project will begin later this month.

Ian will be working with the Valley Community theatre to interview people about the CCG.

The premiere screening of the three films from the Into Film project, will take place on Tuesday28 April in Colwyn Bay. Looking forward to seeing all of the young people again, it should be a good morning.

 

March 15

The Into Film has now been completed. We will have a premiere screening of all three films in the near future. Stay tuned...

Cottonfield are giving some work experience to one of the young people who took part in a previous course. We're sure she'll do well.

Ian will be doing a spot of editing on a medical interview with a leading American doctor.

 

Feb 15

Work continues on the Into Film project, which is progressing well.

Editing continues on the Belle Vale Shopping Centre film, with work experience being given to an audio engineer.

Cottonfield Films are delighted to start working with four students from the University of Liverpool, giving work experience in management and marketing.

 

Jan 15

Cottonfield Films are delighted to be working with 3 schools in North Wales, as part of Into Film's "See It, Make It" project. We will be working with over 70 young people, aged 8 - 11, to produce a short film each. The project will run until March and will culminate in a showcase screening of the three films.

Cottonfield will be filming and editing an evaluation and feedback film for the Valley Community Theatre in Netherley, for their Children In Need project.

We have started editing the Belle Vale Shopping Centre film and will provide more work experience during this stage.

 

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Dec 14

We are thrilled to announce that we will be launching the Perceptions Of Disability film into local schools, thanks to funding by Sefton UNISON. The launch will take place at the Plaza Community Cinema on Wednesday 3rd December from 10 - 11.30am, which conincides with International Day of People with Disabilities. We hope to see you there. 

 
Nov 14

We are delighted to be working with Shoppertainment to film interviews and produce a film documenting Belle Vale Shopping Centre's 40th Anniversary. We will be providing some work experience to a local individual on this project.

Cottonfield Films are also helping one of the young people who took part in the Perceptions Of Disability project, with his own project.

 
Oct 14

Perceptions Of Disability, the film produced by the young people on August's course, will have it's premiere at the Plaza Community Cinema on Tuesday 7th August at 7pm. All are welcome.

 
Aug 14

We are running a film-making project, in partnership with the Plaza Community Cinema, around the subject of Disability. The course, funded by the PH Holt Foundation, takes place from 4th - 14th August from 10am to 3pm. Please contact Christine at the Plaza for more details.

 
July 14

We are filming the dress rehearsal for Ghosts Of Kirkdale this month, and producing a second film for AFA Liverpool for their Community Counts Scouse Supper Nights project.

We will also be meeting some representatives from Children In Need, who are traveling to the Plaza Community Cinema to chat to some of the young people who took part in last year's project, The Possessor, to see how they enjoyed it.

Three pupils from Halewood Academy will spend some time with us this month, on a work-experience scheme.

 
June 14

We are meeting with Halewood Academy to offer some work experience to some of their pupils.

Cottonfield Films are delighted to be producing a film for AFA Liverpool to show their Ghosts Of Kirkdale play.

 
May 14

Cottonfield Films will be involved in the filming of some short films for the Plaza Community Cinema, to remind people to switch off their mobile phones, pick up litter and keep your feet off the seats!

We will also be continuing to edit the medical procedure.

 
April 14

We will be working on a pilot project for the Valley Community Theatre, which will involve shrinking some kids...

Also this month, we will be filming a music video for This Game That We Call Life. The shoot will take place at the Valley Community Theatre.

Editing the SCTS footage will start this month.

We will be filming a play at the Valley Community theatre, Greetings From Netherley, on Thursday 24th and will provide DVDs for the actors.

And beginning the edit of another medical procedure.

 
March 14

Ian will be travelling to Edinburgh this month, to film part of the SCTS Conference.

 
Feb 14

This month, we will be running a mixed-media course during the half-term holiday. This part of the project funded by Children In Need, in partnership with the Plaza Community Cinema.

 
Jan 14

Wishing everyone a very happy new year.

Some more editing on a medical procedure this month.

 

 
Dec 13

On Wednesday 11th December, we will be attending the Co-op Showcase event at the Liner Hotel, Liverpool at 6.30pm, at which we will be showing a 15 minute version of the Autism Uncovered film. The families who featured in the film will also be attending to answer any questions you may have.

We will be finishing the editing of the medical procedures and adding voice-overs this month.

 
Nov 13

We are editing the medical procedure filmed in October, and we will be filming and editing another procedure in early November.

The premiere screening of The Possessor is at the Plaza Community Cinema on Tuesday 26th November at 7pm. Entry is free and open to the general public. please contact Christine Physick at the Plaza for further details. The project was fantastic and we had a great time working with a group of multi-talented young people.

Oct 13

The final week of the Children In Need project, The Possessor, will take place in the school half-term, Monday 21st - Friday 25th.

The Cunic Ensemble will perform several of their songs at 7 Waves Radio, on the Wirral, on Saturday 26th and we will be there to film the performance.

We will be filming another procedure for the LHCH at the end of the month.

We will be filming a music video for Cunic Ensemble's song Inspiration this month.

Cottonfield Films have been commissioned to document a new and exciting musical, from the studio to the stage. The first filming session will take place this month and we will follow progress until it hits the stages next year.

Sept 13

We are delighted that singing sensation Aimee-Lea Smith, will be coming into the studio to record four songs and two videos of some of her favourite songs. She has a fantastic voice and we look forward to working with her.

Cottonfield are thrilled to form a partnership with the hair and make-up department of Hugh Baird College, Bootle, to provide work experience to their students.

The very last touches for the Youth and Democracy film are being made - including the video for Imagine, and Co-operation H2O - the short film for the UNESCO competition, featuring original music by Louis Kurshner and vocals by Georgia Bowers.

The premiere screening is at the Valley Community Theatre, Childwall, on Thursday 11th September at 6pm, doors open and food will be served from 5pm. 

Aug 13

The Children In Need project starts on Monday 5th and runs for four days per week thoughout the month. The final week of the project will be in October. 

The John Lennon song Imagine, will be on the end credits of the Youth and Democracy film. We will record an original version of it with Louis Kushner and Georgia Bowers, as well as producing a studio-footage video of it. The film will be premiered at the Valley Community Theatre on Thursday 11th September.

July 13

Cottonfield Films are delighted to announce that we will be running a film and music production course, in partnership with the Plaza Community Cinema, throughout August. Funded by Children In Need, the project is open to young people between the ages of 12 and 19, who will produce a ghost film. For more information, contact Christine Physick at the Plaza.

This month will be spent editing Test Match Winner, the Youth and Democracy project, which will include a very short film utilising footage form the main film, for a UNESCO competition about water. We will also be holding several meetings, going on location recces and attending the "Noted" event at the Southport Art Centre on Tursday 18th.

June 13

The screening of Autism Uncovered, the documentary we produced in partnership with the Plaza Community Cinema, funded by the Co-op, will take place on Tuesday 11th at the Plaza.

We are filming the video for Test Match Winner by The Middle Wickets this month. Filming will take place st Sefton Park Cricket Club.

Cottonfield are delighted to be filming and editing another procedure for the Liverpool Heat and Chest Hospital this month.

The Youth and Democracy film continues in it's final stages of post-production.

May 13

We are delighted to be filming the Liverpool Aortic Symposium at the end of May.

The Youth and Democracy film is just waiting for the young people to do their exams before bringing them into the studio to record the voiceovers and music.

The premiere screening of Autism Uncover will be at the Plaza Community Cinema, Waterloo, on Tuesday 11th June at 7pm. Entry is free and open to the general public.

 
April 13

We will be filming the Belle Vale Mascot Award at Gateacre School, and editing it later in the year.

The operation edit is moving along very nicely.

The Youth and Democracy edit is almost complete - a few cutaways to add, then the voiceover and music to record, and the end credits adding.

 
March 13

We are also filming promotional a interview with our own John Clarke this month, as we get ready to launch our sister company - Cottonfield Music - and release our first album later this year.

We are filming an interview and rehearsal footage for local band Dangerous Beans this month - looking forward to that.

We are filming another interview for the Autism film, with a family who couldn't make it to the project. This interview will take place at the Plaza Cinema.

The Youth and Democracy edit is moving along nicely, as is the operation edit.

We are continuing to edit the opertions we have filmed.

 
Feb 13

The Autism film project with the Plaza will take place from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd Feb. Contact Christine at the Plaza for more details.

Editing carries on with the operation and the Youth and Democracy film.

 
Jan 13

We are delighted to announce that we will be working with the Plaza Community Cinema once agian, on a documentary about Autism. We will be interviewing families with autistic children to find out what Autism is, and speaking to local education establishments to find out what opportunities are available to people with autism.

Editing continues on the operation and the Youth and Democracy film.

Happy New Year to one and all - now get back to work!

 
Dec 12

A very Merry Christmas to everyone - enjoy the holiday.

Editing on the latest operation begins this month.

The photography course with Walton Youth has ended with twelve fantastic pictures for the calender - contact Walton Youth to get yours!

 
Nov 12

We are pleased to say that the Walton Youth photography course has been extended up until the middle of December. The calender is going to be great!

We will be editing the operation footage we filmed earlier this year and also filming a different operation at the Liverpool Heat and Chest Hospital.

 
Oct 12

Editing continues on the Youth and Democracy film.

Talking 'Bout My Generation will have it's premiere screening at the Plaza Community Cinema in Waterloo on Thursday 18th October at 6.30pm - see you there

The photo course with Walton Youth is going well - there's been some gantastic pictures taken and we look forward to seeing the end results.

 
Sept 12

We are delighted to be working with the Walton Youth Project once again, this time we will be providing a 6 week photography course for the Dads n Lads club on Friday evenings. We will be taking photographs around the city centre for a calender - and we get to ride on the duck bus!

The rough edit of the Youth and Democracy film continues. We're now looking to bring it in at around 90 minutes.

 
Aug 12

The Youth and Democracy project begins it's rough editing phase. 50 hours of footage to cut down...

The intergenerational Film Project with the Plaza has been completed. The film is called Talking 'bout My Generation and will be screened at the Plaza. Thanks to all who participated for a fantastic week, we really enjoyed working with you. See you at the premiere!

 
July 12

The final edit of the Walton Youth Film has been completed and the DVD sent for duplication.

The Youth and Democracy film continues, and we will be filming a couple of drama sketches for it at the Valley Community Cinema in Netherley this month.

Cottonfield's Intergenerational film project with the Plaza Cinema will be running from Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August. Please contact Christine at the Plaza Cinema if you would like to be involved.

Cottonfield Films will be running an intergenerational film project, in partnership with the Plaza cinema in July. Dates and times to be confirmed.

June 12

On Saturday June 16th, John will be performing in a 24 Hour Charity Jam to raise money for Holly Smallman - who you can learn about in the Cash For Kids film. The gig is taking place at Rice Lane Junior School, L9 3BU and starts at 4pm on the 16th until 4pm on the 17th. John will be there from 5pm-9pm on the 16th.

May 12

The premiere screening of Crime: True Stories will take place at the Plaza cinema on Thursday 24th May at 7pm. The film was made by young people over the Easter holiday and is a mix of interviews and drama reconstructions about real-life victims of crime. Admission is free and there will be a Q&A session with some of the young people who made the film. Our thanks to Burlington House for their generosity in providing space for us to work and to The Marine pub, for allowing us to film on their premises.

 
Apr 12

Cottonfield Films and the Plaza Community Cinema are holding a five day film project over the Easter Holiday. The dates are Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd, Thursday 5th, Thursday 12 and Friday 13th. The project was funded by the Police Property Act and the young people will produce a film relating to crime. We commissioned the Brighter Horizons 4U counselling service to come along to the filming days to offer support, and also to appear in the film to tell us a little bit about themselves.

As part of the film for Walton Youth, Ian will travel to Ribby Hall to film the group horse riding and also do some more interviews.

Don't forget, the premiere of the First Light funded horror film, 35mm, will have it's premiere screening at the Plaza cinema in Waterloo on 19th April at 7pm. Admission is free and there will be a Q&A session with some of the young people who made the film.

 
Mar 12

Cottonfield Films are delighted to have been commissioned by Walton Youth to produce a DVD showcasing the work they have done over the past three years and highlight some of the activities completed.

Work on the Youth and democracy project continues, including a trip to Sandon Dock. Young people from Sweden and Italy will be visiting Liverpool to find out more about our city and how democracy works in this country.

The Valley Theatre in Netherley is showcasing work they have done with Adults with Learning Difficulties on Wednesday 28th March. Cottonfield has produced a short DVD, showing some of the Valey's previous diverse work, which will be shown on a loop on the foyer.

 
Feb 12

Post-production of 35mm is underway and progressing well. Animator Imaan Williams and After Effects artist Jake Ryan are on board. The premiere will be held at the Plaza cinema on 19 April at 7pm. Admission is free and there will be a Q&A with some of the cast and crew afterwards.

Ian is filming a behind the scenes documentary for a community film shot in the Dingle called Dingle Of The Dead, in which a plague of zombies rise across L8. 

Ian is also filming two operations at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, so that the hospital can start up a video library of their operations for research.

Work continues on the Youth and Democracy project at King David's School.

Cottonfield will be attending the Big Lottery Workshop in Maghull.

 
Jan 12

Cottonfield Films would like to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year.

The Cash For Kids film is finished and will be available to view online soon. John has written and prouced an original piece of music especially for the film. Learn more about the Cash For Kids charity here.

Filming is complete on the 35mm Film with the Plaza. Editing, music, animation and post-production to come...

Ian and John will be attending a mentoring course on Jan 18th at 7 Waves Media Centre. The course will give us the skills to become mentors. It is being run in conjunction with the Institute of Enterprise and Entrpreneurs.

 

 

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Dec 11

35mm, the film project we are running with young people at the Plaza cinema, has begun. The young people have been very enthusiastic and we are really looking forward to seeing them turn their ideas in reality.

Cottonfield will be filming the final interviews for the Cash For Kids promo film this month. They are with Rachel Dring from whizz-Kidz and two of the families who have been supported by this superb charity.

Nov 11

On the 18th, 19th and 20th of November, Cottonfield will be present at the Sobertopia festival at the Valley Theatre, Netherley. The festival is funded by the Home Office and will highlight issues surrounding alcohol and young people. Cottonfield will film interviews and events, and will edit them during the festival so they can be watched back at the end of the day.

As part of the Youth and Democracy project, Ian will be filming at the Rememberence Service at St George's Hall on Sunday 11th. Two of the young people from the school will be laying a wreath.

A 3 minute version of the Cash For Kids promo film was shown at the Star Ball, at he Hilton on Nov 5th. It "went down a storm" according to Carole Clare, and helped to secure some funds for them.

Oct 11

Cottonfield Films are thrilled to have been commissioned to produce a protional film for Radio City's Cash For Kids charity. We will be interviewing several of the charity's beneficiaries and work will begin as soon as we can arrange filming days with each of them.

Cottonfield have interviewed Hayley and Holly Smallman, the Liverpool Taxi Drivers Children In Care, Emma from Cerebra and Nicky and Moya from Zoe's Place for the Cash For Kids film, and are now in communication with Whizz-Kidz to arrange a date to interview them and some of the families they have helped. Stay tuned...

Sept 11

As part of the ongoing Youth and Democracy project, Cottonfield will be on-hand at the Valley Theatre to film some drama sketches for the film, it should be a long, but fun day.

July 11

Cottonfield will be filming at the Town Hall on the 14th. A debate about young people's school bus passes is taking place and we are filming it for the Youth and Democracy project.

May 11

It's Voting Day and Cottonfield will be interviewing three young people about their opinions on all things to do with the vote. One of them will be voting for the first time and we will follow her and find out her thoughts and feelings about the process. This will be edited and used in the Youth and Democracy film project.

The premiere screening of Changing Face, the documentary we made with young people at St George Of England, in opartnership with YKids and funded by First Light, on Tuesday 10th March at 3.30pm at the Plaza cinema in Waterloo. A buffet will be served, courtesy of Not Just Cooking. Hope to see you there.

March 11

Ian will be giving camera and sound training to young people from King David's school as part of an ongoing project; Youth and Democracy. They will be travelling abroad to Switzerland, Sweden and Italy and will be making a documentary film about their learning. The project is due to end in 2012.

Editing and music composition for Changing Face has begun and is going well.

Changing Face

Changing Face is progressing nicely, the young people are enjoying the challenges of film-making. The filming is finished and editing will begin in March.

Feb 11

Recording of “The Gram” has begun with percussionists Paul Woods and Chris Nugent joining us in the studio to lay down the rhythm tracks. Guitars etc will be added next month.

Leadership

Ian and John have attended a Leadership course, run by Maverick Enterprises and funded by Business Link North West. Thanks to them for the funding and to John from Maverick for his inspirational work.

First Light

The First Light course has begun, the film will be called Changing Face and will be about the regeneration taking place in the Orrell Klondyke area of Bootle. There will be a premiere screening of the film a few weeks after the course finishes.

Jan 11

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and look forward to the future.

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Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone, enjoy yourselves.

Dec 10

Writing for ‘The Gram” is complete and recording will begin in February.

YKids

We are delighted to have been awarded a grant by First Light Ltd to teach a film and music-making course to young people in Bootle. This will be run in partnership with Ykids – a local children’s charity. The course will start in January and will run for 12 weeks.

Nov 10

Ian and John will be attending the SSE Graduation Day. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again, but not to having to do a speech!

Entrepreneur Club UK

Ian will be filming the launch event of new networking company Entrpreneur Club Uk in Liverpool. The film will be available on ECUK’s facebook page shortly after. Cottonfield Films are also thrilled to become a member of the club and look forward to many networking events in the future.

The Gram

John has most of “The Gram” written and the album will feature 11 songs and will be percussion based.

Oct 10

Ian has returned to St Cuthbert’s to interview Miss McNulty to provide a voice-over for the footage he has filmed so far. This will be edited into a short film about the St Cuthbert’s/SSE partnership and will be shown at the SSE Graduation Day in November.

Ian filmed pupils from year 10 of St Cuthbert’s who attended Blackburne House to learn and gain experience of job interviews – how to conduct themselves and answer questions fully. The pupils wil be starting work experience later this month.

Sept 10

John is writing songs for an album, tentatively titled “The Gram”, which will be recorded and released in 2011. The album will feature a number of different singers and will offer employment opportunities to local musician’s.

Ian also filmed a focus group between a representative of Chester University and the staff and graduates of the SSE about ways in which commercial business’ can work with social enterprises. The resulting film will be shown at Chester Unversity to help businesses consider the best ways to collaborate.

July 10

Ian and John both finish the SSE course this month. Thanks to Sylvia and the SSE team, and all our fellow graduates for a fantastic, informative few months. It’ll be strange not to be there every week!

May 10

Due to recent illness and cinema availability, the screening of Positive Change For Liver Kids will take place this month at FACT Cinema, Liverpool. Catering will be provided by Not Just Cooking. If you would like to attend this event, please contact us.

April 10

Ian is filming and editing an evaluation film for the Valley Community Theatre’s work with Kensington’s Central Youth Centre’s Aspergers Youth Group.

March 10

Ian will be visiting St Cuthbert’s again this month to film a jobsearch session the SSE are running for the school pupils. The pupils will learn the best ways to search for jobs, how to write a cv and fill out application forms.

Feb 10

Ian will be filming at St Cuthbert’s Catholic Community College, to evaluate the work they have been doing with the School of Social Entrepreneurs. We will be doing a crash course in camera operation with the pupils and they will be filming various locations of their choice in St Helens.

Jan 10

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

We are still getting settled in our new office and will take a few weeks to sort everything out!

Positive Change For Liver Kids finishes at the end of the month and we will have a special premiere screening soon. Look forward to seeing you there.

 

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