50s Lynn is a new and exciting project looking to explore how life was back in the post war era, specifically looking at sections of daily life such as work, transportation, educational and entertainment. The project is being led by Riarmato Productions together with The King's Lynn Film Festival and has been funded by The Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk and the Adrian Flux Family Fund. The final film will be presented during the Heritage Day celebrations in 2018.
We are currently looking for young people aged 12 to 18 who have a passion for filmmaking. Prior experience in filmmaking is not necessary as throughout the production process the participants will learn a variety of technical and creative skills enabling them to become crucial members of the production team and take on specific roles throughout the production work.
The first workshop will take place on the 25th November from 10:00 until 14:00 at The Bridge For Heroes Contact Centre on South Clough Lane. The workshop will give the young people a chance to find out more about the project and how they can become involved. The staff involved hold the necessary DBS disclosure certificates and follow safeguarding policies. The first set of production workshops will take place on the 2nd of December and the 16th December at the same location and time.
The production process will take place over the next 4-5 months and will include workshops where the young people will learn and put into practice the skills necessary to record the stories. These will then be edited and presented in 2018. The production will include recording interviews and voice-over stories from local people, as well as collecting any archive footage from True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum and The Kings Lynn Library.