Young people from County Durham saw their Hollywood dreams come true when they premiered their short sci-fi film IMPACT to a packed audience of friends, family and industry professionals at East Durham College on Thursday 19th March.
The film was made by a group of talented young people aged between 16 and 19 years, many of whom attend East Durham College. Over the course of 4 months they worked with filmmaker Ben Race of Capture Films based in Newton Aycliffe and animator and special effects artist Mark Jobe of Quay Animation Studios based in Tyneside. The group learnt how to create a film with high end special effects from the initial concept right through to the finished edit and all had a major role to play in the production.
IMPACT centres around Jonathan who is the sole worker on an isolated outpost called EDC 27, situated on a barren moon. His only companion is the artificial intelligence; A.D.A.M. Shot on location at East Durham College the short film combines live action with state of the art special effects to create a sci fi world far away from the coalfields of County Durham.
The film is inspired by ‘Days of Fear and Wonder’ – the BFI’s major celebration of the Sci Fi genre and can be viewed here on the Kids for Kids UK Vimeo Channel. https://vimeo.com/122857229. Kids for Kids UK are one of the official BFI Film Academy partners, backed by BAFTA and Pinewood Studios. This year we have delivered our Academy in partnership with East Durham Creates and East Durham College.