FERMANAGH District Council has commissioned a new series of films warning students of substance abuse and the effect behaviour on a night-out could have on their future.
Filmed across a variety of locations and featuring students from schools within the county, the DVD aims to promote the message: ‘Don’t ruin your night, your life’s potential, your looks, or your friendships’.
Filming took place on Wednesday past, involving Indee Productions, a Belfast-based company, at a variety of locations, including the police station, the Killyhevlin Hotel, Pat’s Bar, and the Diamond area of Enniskillen.
Close to 60 young people were involved in the project, following auditioning from the three Enniskillen schools, Portora Royal, Mount Lourdes and Erne Integrated College.
The latest high definition camera and editing equipment has been used for the production. All footage is recorded on the Solid State Canon C300 camera system.
Post-production is on the ‘Avid’ editing system which is used throughout the film and television industry and is the same equipment that was used to edit films like ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Toy Story’.
Grainne McGuinness, producer at Indee Productions explained the reasoning behind the use of location for the shoot: “Today’s audiences are fascinated by real people.
“All the films created are grounded in the real experience of a night out in Enniskillen. Real locations, real situations that the young audience relates to.”
She commented: “As producers, we are impressed with the high level of talent in Fermanagh. Throughout the shoot, the young people involved behaved with the utmost professionalism and good manners, and they had a ball.”
Stephen Huggett, chairman of the Fermanagh Policing and Community Partnership (PCSP), said that it was important that people were aware that there were problems out there.
“The earlier people wake up to these facts then so much the better,” he said.
It is hoped that a launch will take place at the end of March, and that the DVD would be in schools for September.
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