Let’s talk about the Olympics; let’s talk about legacy. Let’s not talk about the bacon butties that will be served up en route as the 2012 Torch Relay makes it way around Britain’s Oldest Recorded on July 6th, nourishing though they may be.
Nope, the real legacy of 2012 for Sunny Colch will be the way in which the whole broad sporting and cultural legacy of whatever is meant by the Olympics actually changes and impacts on individual lives.
Here’s hoping that young Colchester resident HannahR has a part to play in this…
Film Nation is working with LOCOG to encourage young filmmakers to submit short entries themed around the Olympic values of Respect, Excellence, Friendship, Courage, Determination, Inspiration, and Equality and Truce. HannahR of Sunny Colch has submitted an entry around the Truce theme. It features local actors and locations and can be viewed over here.
If successful, this small slice of Sunny Colch life will be screened at a sporting venue during the 2012 fortnight. As is always the case with these modern interweb online initiatives, users need to vote or Like a film [it would be rather rude to Dislike...] The most popular shorts will get screened.
Here at The Chronic and we’re all for unashamedly helping to promote anyone in the town that is trying something a little different. We’ve spent the entire morning logging into every public computer at Colchester Library, Like, Like and Liking again HannahR’s entry.
The film blurb explains:
“In ‘Truce’, we see the world that Guy lives in, and the way he affects the people within it. Deep down Guy just wants to be noticed, but his outward ego and desire for community destruction keeps him from going about it in the right way. His bad behaviour leads to him hurting the person closest to him, his mother. In the end Guy’s personality gets the better of him, allowing him to see things clearly and realise that he can still make amends with his mother.”
And a Like.
Plus don’t forget the plans for the prestigious Sunny Colch Film Festival that were announced by the lovely folk of @FilmColchester at the Creative in Colchester meet up @15QueenStreet last week. Scheduled for the first week of October, a celebration of Colchester filmmakers is planned, with screenings @firstsite and various pop up venues. Collaboration is the key – Film Colchester is keen to work with others around the town.