Jade Beard November 30, 2016 at 4:02 pm Uncategorized No comments

What a year for silent films!  We’ve worked with 15 schools to create 20 silent films, journeying across time and space to meet a myriad of fictional and factual characters.  We’ve spent time in miserable Victoria England and learnt about child’s rights, ventured into a colourful jungle to meet the magnificent Bouny Touncy and Hairy […]

Jade Beard July 28, 2016 at 9:25 am Uncategorized No comments

Beginning in January and concluding in July, the 2016 silent film making year has been extraordinarily busy, rewarding and diverse.  The 500 primary school filmmakers we have worked with have created stories that explore chocolate, evolution, volcanoes, Victorian child rights, Ancient Egyptians, conservation, social media, war, old age, book adaptations and communication.  We’ve had fantastic sets, props […]

Jade Beard March 8, 2016 at 10:21 am Uncategorized No comments

We begin our Silent Films with a story of daring dairy deeds and the mystery of some missing milk.  Taking a scientific approach to the uses of milk in creating butter and cheese and all things delicious, the children created a story involving some good hearted thieves, some well meaning Detectives and a frantic farmer.  We made […]

Jade Beard February 16, 2016 at 11:27 am Uncategorized No comments

We were granted very special access to the BFI’s IMAX Cinema, getting exclusive footage in and around the cinema.  It’s all part of our film exploring early cinema and what the movies mean to us today. One of the highlights was filming in the incredibly advanced projector room of the cinema, which houses all of the equipment […]

Jade Beard February 9, 2016 at 11:22 am Uncategorized No comments

The highlight of our Silent Film calendar is The London Silent Film Festival. Held at The Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus on 16th July 2015, all 450 children from the Workshops were in attendance.  They were all incredibly excited to watch their films on the Big Screen and compete for the coveted Silent Film Awards.  Well done to […]