Programs & Workshops
C.R.I.M.E offers young people an opportunity to express their emotions and experiences while learning transferable skills based around production.
INTERACTIVE WORK SHOPS: The film workshop encourages young people to discuss and think about consequences, actions,reactions, feelings and challenges there thought processes with a view to deterring them from violence, gangs and negative situations. The workshop also comes with resources that they will be able to refer back to after the workshop. This workshop lasts approximately 2hours dependent on the interaction of the students and is aimed at no more then 30 students at one time.
MOTIVATIONAL TALK: We also run motivational workshops where some of our staff share real life inspirational stories of how their lives have changed via choices they have made and giving young people an opportunity to understand that they have the power to define their own futures. Our aim is to not only be a role model for our young people but also turn them into role models and active citizens within their community.
SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE: We offer support and guidance to those young people who feel they need it or who would just like to talk. We can provide on going one to one mentoring if required.
‘IF ONLY/SOMETHINGS’ SCREENING & DISCUSSION: We screen the complete short film and raise particular points at its conclusion in a Q&A style open forum for discussion with young people. This lasts approximately 1.5hours.
COMBINATION FILM PACKAGE This is an amalgamation of all the above excluding the mentoring, and lasts approximately 3 hours.
6 WEEK WORKSHOP: We run a 6 week work shop which is ideal for schools, PRUs and other youth services. This involves using our short films to kick start sessions and while dealing with the social issues mentioned earlier, will also see those involved learn various film making, creative writing, acting and media techniques. At the conclusion of the 6 weeks a short film/documentary is produced by those involved.
MEDIA PLACEMENTS Due to our extensive partnership with film producers,directors and actors we are able to place some of the young people that wish to pursue a career in acting or media into films,music videos,commercials, theatre etc. This is not only a great experience for them but also helps build their confidence and offers them material to use for their show reels.
Outside of the practical skills of editing, filming, acting and production, young people learn how to communicate effective with others outside of their comfort zone, team building, writing skills and discipline all skills that will be beneficial wherever they go. The Arts is also been known for being cathartic so being able to release negative experiences via a positive medium such as a film can be very rewarding.
Our workshops aim to engage young people by opening a forum for them to express their experiences and lifestyles by challenging their views via watching “If Only” and “Somethings” in a Q&A style workshop. Discussing choices made by the characters in the film and then relating it back to real life situations young people may find themselves in.These include a range of issues which are relevant to young people today. Many issues address what can be deemed to be ‘risk or protective’ factors present in a young persons life which determine the way they interact and develop in society and more importantly their local community or neighbourhood. Issues explored include the following: Ability to recognise or acknowledge their feeling and emotions. Peer pressure including gang involvement and territory. Negotiation and positive communication. Empathy, consequences, wider impact of actions. Weapons & youth violence including domestic violence. Personal safety. Drugs and substance misuse.Our workshops are flexible and adaptable to your schools needs. The films are used to kick start discussion on specific areas outlined above and is then broken into sections. This allows us to focus on particular areas if necessary.
C.R.I.M.E offers young people an opportunity to express their emotions and experiences while learning transferable skills based around production. Outside of the practical skills of editing, filming, acting and production, young people learn how to communicate effective with others outside of their comfort zone, team building, writing skills and discipline all skills that will be beneficial wherever they go. The Arts is also been known for being cathartic so being able to release negative experiences via a positive medium such as a film can be very rewarding.
Creating Role Models
Tel: +44 (0) 7956 114 718
Registered in England & Wales
Creating Role Models is a not for profit organisation diverting young people away from violence and crime. You can support in a number of ways. Contact us to discuss further: [support@creatingrolemodels]