Young People Commemorate Decade of Centenaries with Short Film

Young People Commemorate Decade of Centenaries with Short Film

Young people from across Derry~Londonderry, Strabane and Omagh have produced a new multimedia piece reflecting the pivotal moments in Ireland a century ago, having spent a week on Nerve Centre's free Picture It programme this summer.

The short film utilises a combination of original music and animations created by three groups of 14-17 year olds throughout a 'Hothouse' week of filmmaking, soundtrack production and more exploring themes around the Decade of Centenaries (1912 – 1922).

The project, delivered in conjunction with BEAM Creative Network, allowed participants to experience interactive workshops in comic creation, scriptwriting and drama in addition to educational trips ahead of their time spent at the Nerve Centre.

While resources from Nerve Centre's Creative Centenaries project helped to form the backbone of the piece, all of the content seen and heard was produced by the students, who were responsible for the shape and direction the film took. Musical direction was led by in-house producer Glenn Rosborough, while film production was the responsibility of Creative Media trainer Jamie King and full-time course tutor John Deery oversaw animation.

Students were each awarded Level One OCN accreditation following the premiere screening of the piece at a special launch event.

The Picture It programme is supported by the Peace III Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and delivered by NW Peace Cluster.

For more information on Creative Centenaries, including a timeline of key events 100 years ago, visit

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