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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Youngsters see their film hit the big screen

Published 05/12/2012 | 10:16

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A GROUP of young people from Cox's Demense attended a very special premiere in the County Museum recently when the curtain went up on ' Who's the Daddy? '

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Inspired by social issues within their own community, the group of young adults had written, produced and starred in the film while taking part in a training course.

The FETAC Level 3 Employability Skills LTI course, delivered by C.R.E.A.T.E had a specific emphasis on digital media and was funded by FAS. The trainees also acted in the film, edited it and transferred skills they acquired throughout the course to several other media projects. DkIT made facilities available to the trainees in the Creative Media School and this relationship is set to continue in future courses. During the course the trainees visited BBC Studios in Belfast and TV3 in Dublin.

Two special awards were presented; Trainee of the Year went to Paul Watters for the leadership skills he displayed throughout the course and Actor of the Year went to Michael Taaffe for his ability to portray a wide range of characters.

Mickey Taaffe said: 'it's a great opportunity for anyone and shows you that nothing's impossible, the sky's the limit'. Paul Watters said: 'I found the course helpful in learning about digital media and directing, for me it was a once in a lifetime opportunity!'

Barry Myles said it was ' one of the best experiences I've had and the craic was good!'

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