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Soap goes online

1st February 2010 - 31st July 2010

The Young People involved with Haithi started a new media group and hit upon the idea of producing a soap opera designed specifically for and shown on Facebook.

The YP took charge of the project including:

  • recruiting and creating a new media based Youth Company.
  • collaborating with staff and creative practitioners on the ‘Bible’ for the new program
  • auditioning and recruiting potential actors
  • running workshops on acting for the ‘small screen’
  • running workshops on how to use new media creatively
  • running workshops on character development within the ‘soap’ context
  • creating, filming and broadcasting advertising trailer
  • creating and broadcasting a taster of series to come.

Quote from young person involved with the project:

I now have a much clearer understanding of what making a TV programme/film is all about and exactly how hard it is, I would never have known this without this ‘for real’ experience.  It takes dedication, commitment and inner strength to survive. At least now I know what I’m heading for if I decide to go towards media.  I don’t think that I would ever have gotten the chance to find out without a project like this.