During Interfaith Week, The Feast and our partner organisations saw the premier of a special short film project titled “Step Up”. Funded by a Near Neighbours small grant and the brain child of Sparkbook Elim Church, the night came at the end of months of developing the concept, script writing, rehearsing and filming.
The young people came from Golden Hillock School and Sparkbook Elim, and shared a concern for how drugs are a negative temptation on so many youth today. Drawing on their faiths, their scriptures and prayer, they helped tell a story about how they would like more young people to say no to drugs.
Special thanks to Robin from RKD Films for his obvious assistance.
So here it is – enjoy and please share.
The premier evening was a chance to really celebrate the hard work the young people put in during the film project. They were excited and nervous. On of the girls came up to personally thank me saying ”Miss thank you soooo much because it has made feel so … (I had to help her!) … like a celebrity!”
Another boy shared, “At first was I was scared, kind of thinking what if my friends think it is stupid or meaningless. But I got my confidence up and enjoyed the acting. It really was fun and I met a lot of new people. We learnt that there are good and bad influences in life, but in the end – don’t make friends with a drug dealer!”
Such experiences are an absolute highlight of my job!