A GROUP of Eurobodalla youngsters have become instant movie writers, directors and stars thanks to the Far South Coast Police Citizens Youth Club and Aboriginal Legal Service’s Talking Fact Sheet program.
The legal service invited the PCYC and other agencies to participate in the three-day program last week.
The program aims to share legal information through collaboration, with creative input from Indigenous community members about how legal issues affect daily life.
“This program aims to teach young people film-making skills, using resources available to them, such as mobile phones and free editing programs,” PCYC youth case manager Senior Constable Greg Curry said.
By the end of the program, participants were expected to have at least one short film that they had written, produced, filmed and acted in.
It was then uploaded onto YouTube for their whole community, and the world, to see.
“We had young people from Batemans Bay through to Moruya come and get involved in the program and everyone had a great time, from learning how to use the camera and sound equipment, through to writing the scripts and directing the shoots,” Senior Constable Curry said.
“The short Youtube clip was filmed in various locations around the Moruya township, including Moruya Police Station.
“It is currently being edited and will shortly be posted on the ALS YouTube site when completed.”