Media mentoring scheme to include film about youth cafe

A FILM about a youth cafe in Glasgow is to be made by a group of teenagers, with the help of an established TV producer/director – as part of a city-wide scheme matching media-related projects involving ‘disadvantaged young people’ and experienced industry practitioners.

The film – about the Fuse Youth Cafe – is be made with the help of Angus Dixon. It is part of a mentoring scheme involving members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), which will also see young people attend screenwriting workshops during the upcoming Glasgow Film Festival, taking place next month.

As well as Dixon, BAFTA members Karen O’Hare, Jerry Brannigan and John McShane are taking part in the mentoring scheme, which is being run by BAFTA and the Media Trust – which owns and runs digital TV channel, the Community Channel – with backing from The Royal Bank of Scotland. The scheme was launched in October last year.

O’Hare, for instance, is to begin working with six young people with spina bifida on a short film project for the Scottish Spina Bifida Association.

Among the organisations taking part are The Prince’s Trust and Fairbridge.