Story Seeds Project: Two Films Premiere in Drogheda!
Making Stories into Movies!
Young people in youth groups in Drogheda have produced two powerful and moving films - Take Over and Wanting More
Thursday, 29 June saw the premiere of two films by young people in Drogheda - Take Over and Wanting More at the Droichead Arts Centre in the town. The launch was attended by friends and families of the author/filmmakers, staff from Louth Library Service and members of An Garda Síochana based in Drogheda.
Sara Bennett, Operations Manager, and Linda Larrigan, Executive Librarian, introduced the films and congratulated the writers and mentors for their powerful, moving and inspiring films.
Story Seeds Project
The films are part of the Story Seeds Project, which focuses on connecting young people and their communities and creating news stories with a focus on the places they live.
There was a wide variety of engagement in the Drogheda area: a primary school story programme with all the schools in the area, area, a playwriting programme with adults from the Irish Wheelchair Association and St. John of God Services, creative writing workshops with St. Oliver’s Community College and Drogheda United Football Club.
One of the most important projects was the after-school programme with the Boyne, Southside and Boomerang youth clubs at Drogheda Library. In these projects, the stories -Wanting More and Take Over were created and published in early 2023 in Story Seeds – These Mighty Times.
With the support of a funding from Creative Ireland for Louth Library Service, we were able to extend the projects and the young authors turned their stories into films.
The young authors have created something extraordinary, of which they should all be very proud. Their voices come through loud and clear and what theyhave to say about themselves and their community is important.
Both films are set in and around the town of Drogheda and tell the stories of young people there, their families and wider communities and address the issues that young people face. The films are voiced by the authors and were recorded at Basement Sounds in the town.