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My belief is that for children to engage fully with the process of creative writing, practitioners need to design purposeful projects. Getting children to tell stories through film is an important part of developing this.

Scripting a film, imagining how an audience will engage with a scene, understanding how shots and framing can help develop character: this is all about developing a sense of authorship.

I have made several films with children over the last few years and here they are for you to browse. If you would like to contact me about how I teach film-making, drop me an email and I'd be delighted to talk to you.

Julia Caesar: The movie (2018)
Here is the final film of Julia Caesar - the rise and fall of a school councillor. This film was made in conjunction with a group of children from two Year 6 classes at a primary school in Leeds.

The children developed the plot and wrote the script.

Enjoy!






Macbeth II (2018)
If you know Shakespeare's play Macbeth - the tale of the rise of the murderous Scottish king's rise - then you only know half the story. In this sequel, we meet Macbeth after his battlefield death at the hands of Macduff where he comes face to face with those he has wronged. 

  This film was made in conjunction with a group of children from two Year 6 classes at a primary school in Leeds.The children developed the plot and wrote the script.







Julia Caesar: The trailer (2018)
 As a school councillor, Julia Caesar is no stranger to power. But when her ambition grows, her friends turn against her.

This is the trailer for a film scripted by Year 6 at a primary school in Leeds. The full movie will follow soon.

Enjoy!




The Island (2017)
 On the day the man arrived, the lives of the islanders were changed forever. This video was the culmination of a creative writing project with two Year 5 classes in Leeds that explored the issues of immigration, identity and belonging in modern Britain.

Find below the trailer and the finished movie!

The movie...



and the trailer...



Star Wars: Return of the Shadow Saber (2017)
 The Star Wars saga continues with Star Wars: The Return of the Shadow Saber produced by ARTiculate Education and Trinity Vision. 

In this continuation of the sci-fi epic, the Sith, the Jedi and a group of vile bounty hunters are on a quest to reclaim the legendary Shadow Saber - a weapon of unspeakable power. Who will get their hands on it first and claim the ultimate power in the galaxy? This film was written, designed and performed by twelve children from Little London Primary School and Pudsey Lowtown Primary School, Leeds.

May the force be with you!






 Star Wars: The Return of the Shadow Saber - Trailer (2017)
 A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I forged an alliance between twelve children and the media wizards at Leeds Trinity University's Trinity Vision. Our task: to write a Star Wars film! This is the first teaser trailer for the film scripted, designed and starring those twelve fantastic primary school children!

Enjoy and may the Force be with you!



Roseo and Julius (2017)
Click on the picture below to see the video of our new take on Romeo and Juliet. Scripts and acting were all done by the KS2 children of a primary school in Leeds! (the link takes you to youtube)
Like what you see? Why not email me to find out more about Shakespeare workshops I offer!
articulateeducation@gmail.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB7vtCun9qE
Rights to the music in this video are in no way owned by me!



A Star Wars Story
Episode X - Vader's Devilish Plot

This audio story was written and recorded by a young ten year old author from Leeds.
You can find our artwork based on this project here.

Like what you see and hear? Why not email me to find out more about Star Wars workshops I offer!
articulateeducation@gmail.com

Rights to the music and logo in this video are in no way owned by me! 




Macbeth: a Shakespeare story (2016)
Click on the picture below to see the video of our Macbeth. Scripts and acting were all done by the KS2 children of a primary school in Leeds! (the link takes you to youtube)
Like what you see? Why not email me to find out more about Shakespeare workshops I offer!
articulateeducation@gmail.com

 
https://youtu.be/v8FxmztIIM0









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