A COMMUNITY FILM project celebrating the lives and times of people and places in and around Lossiemouth is set to premier in the town next month.
The Northern Lights community film project has been supported by St James’ Church as well as other churches in the town, with a group of young people spending much of the summer out and about the community learning all aspects of film production.
Leading the project has been the task of Yvonne Findlay from Creative Visions Moray, who said that the project was now at an “exciting stage” with the film to be shown for the first time at the end of October alongside an exhibition of the stories and photographs that feature in the final production.
“We have had wonderful support and interest from the people of Lossiemouth – the team have had great fun and we have made many new friends,” Yvonne explained, adding: “Our young film crew have now trained in film making and animation techniques, filming on location in the town and enjoying interviewing local people.
“They have been hard at work creating some wonderful animation for the film – more recently we have been composing an original score. The film features some great music including The Beacon by Iain MacGillivray and five new songs by Trevski.”
The difficult task of editing the hours of footage created by the project is now facing the young film makers, who managed to attend most of the major events in the town this summer.
Yvonne said: “We have attempted to capture some of the summer highlights such as Seafest, Logan’s Fun Day and Raft Race. It will be lovely to enjoy these bright days of summer again when the film is screened in the winter months.
“In essence, this film is for and about the wonderful town and people of Lossiemouth, past and present. We’re therefore intending for it to be screened as a community event and social gathering, accompanied by an exhibition of the material gained.”
The Premiere and exhibition will be held at St James’ Church in the town on Saturday, October 31 at 7pm, then at St Gerardine’s Church on Saturday November 7 at 10.30am. Tickets are on sale now (cash only) at Buckley’s Newsagent on Queen Street and the Post Office on the High Street, or from members of St James’ Church Praise Group.
Adult tickets are priced at £5 or £4 for concessions, while Under-16s can purchase tickets at £2 and Under-12s will be allowed free entry. All profits from the event will go to local charities.
Copies of the film on CD will also be on sale at the screenings and DVD order taken, with these ready in time for Christmas.