Professional Training for Young People most at risk of crime and the misuse of drugs and alcohol in a 3-year programme of Film Making & Festival to engage and inspire young people, ages 13 - 19, in a developmental professional training that will deliver: -Creative Writing -Screen Writing -Concept & Storyboard Design -Camera Work and Direction -Computer Generated Design -Post Production -A touring Film Festival for young people

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An Urgent Need: Evidence from: Moray Community Planning Partnership Single Outcome Agreement 2009/10: Appendix 1: Evidence Base: “Drugs - Substance Misuse - The trend for supply offences is increasing, with a 52.5% rise between 2004/05 and 2006/07…In the first 8 months of 2007/08 there were 31% more possession charges than in the same period of 2006/07. Arising from the Youth Lifestyle survey 41% of pupils stated that it was very easy for them to get illegal drugs in Moray. “Alcohol - The number of alcohol-related deaths has increased over recent years, with approximately 75% being male. Out of over 400 local authority areas in the UK, Moray was ranked 14th for alcohol-related deaths in males between 1998 and 2004…Offenders under the influence of alcohol committed 59% of incidents of wounding and 46.5% of assaults with minor/no injury. “Crime - Rowdy behaviour as reported by Grampian Police includes offences of drunk & incapable, breach of the peace and urinating. Around 92% of rowdy behaviour offences are breach of the peace, the remainder generally being split fairly evenly between drunk & incapable.” Our Solution: Storyline Based on our successful track-record of running our Young Peoples Programme, we now seek to expand into Storyline; from the development of the initial story to completion in a film festival. In this project, the ‘hook’ for these young people will be to ‘follow-the-thread’ of their devised story and see it go from concept to realisation, together, and sharing the inspiration with others. All creativity comes from a story; a child lives on stories, each night we devise magnificent stories. Human beings cannot not create stories. Imagination can be killed or imagination can be kindled. We seek to liberate and magnify the treasure in each young soul. Each aspect of this project will be driven, designed and produced by young people, with the facilitation and encouragement of adults skilled with youth work as well as film makers in the professional world. Groups will be formed of five to six young people, who then will be given skills and inspiration from professional artists. Young people will learn teamworking skills, and expand their passion for their own role. Each team member will become a leader in their own designated area, working as a team and driven by a shared passion for a shared outcome. Young people will experience a non-hierarchical organisational system, in which new leaders emerge based upon the stage of the project; appreciating the leadership qualities in themselves and in their team members. The groups will come together to then create a festival of their films to be shown for the entire group and then, as their confidence expands, to take the festival out to other youth groups, cafes and schools, to inspire and excite a broad spectrum of young people and create a cross-fertilisation of social interaction, learning, a new purpose and passion and, potentially, a professional career path. We will offer in-depth training in: -Graphic Design -Animation -Editing -Photography This programme will provide confidence, motivation, and a career path for 20-30 young people each year. Outcomes: The combination of the creative activities and the reflective learning about creative team dynamics provides a powerful model for both individual and team development delivering: -Increased individual maturity, purpose, motivation and self-confidence -Effective teamwork -Enhanced creative and innovative thinking -Better professional skills and clear career path -Increased transferable social and professional skills