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Filmmaking Opportunities for 16 – 24 yr olds in the midlands -APPLY!











Then get reading and then appying – as they say time waits for no man (or woman)!

Rural Media is looking for young artists with creative ideas from all art forms; from dance to visual art, animation to poetry, music to drama, film to video art to create stunning new short films

Random Acts is a major 3-year Arts Council England/Channel 4 project that supports young artists between the ages of 16-24 with throughout England.

Kush is supporting Rural Media who runs the midlands hub of Random Acts and Kush Films gov’ner Marlon Palmer has agreed to give up his time to be a mentor to a selected successful applicant (there are other hubs covering all over England including London so go to the Random Acts website for news on a specific area that you live in).

For this particular project you need to be aged between 16-24 and live or attend College or University in the  Midlands.

You will need to have a clear focus of what it is you want to do; you may have a script, artwork, storyboard, choreography or piece of music that you want to use, or have developed concepts and ideas that you want to realise on screen. There will be time to cultivate your ideas with professional mentors, but we will be looking for applications that can demonstrate a clear vision

The production process will be demanding. You will be supported and guided throughout it all, but you need to be prepared to commit time and energy to producing your work. Once you are commissioned you will be placed onto a production schedule which means working to tight delivery deadlines.

The Rural Media Company is the Random Acts Network Centre for the Midlands in partnership with Maverick TV and a host of other arts organisations.

If you’re still not quite sure of what its all about then a good way to find out more will be at one of our Access Events. Our workshops for the Summer are now finished but we will be organising more in your area in the Autumn.

The workshops will give you all the information you need about Random Acts and how to to apply as well as providing valuable tips and inspiration from a wide range of artists and industry experts –  AND they are a lot of fun!

Find out more about the workshops HERE

What I don’t know but I’m too afraid to ask…………

You can visit our FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions) page HERE

Once you have developed your idea you will need to complete an online application form and email it to juliec@ruralmedia.co.uk –  the application pack which also contains full Guidelines can be found below the photo Gallery

Applications are now open and the next deadline is Friday 6th November 2015 @ 5pm

Get involved, take part, take a risk, put your idea out there – can you really afford to miss this opportunity?

Click below here to find out more info and apply for this great opportunity

Contact Details:
Email: juliec@ruralmedia.co.uk
Tel: 01432 344039


16-24 yr old – Want to work in VFX? Framestore is open!





Open Doors @ Framestore

Date: Tuesday 10 November 2015
Address: 9 Noel Street, London, W1F 8GH


A VFX scene from the film Gravity


Want to work in VFX? Framestore is open!

We have secured exclusive invites for anyone aged 16-24 interested in a career in visual effects to go behind the scenes at Framestore, one of the UK’s most exciting VFX companies.

The artists and producers behind the VFX magic on films such as Gravity, Harry Potter and Avatar will share their career paths and the nitty gritty of their job.

Meet the visionaries who have helped make Framestore the success it is today, and get fresh perspectives from those starting their career at the company, including insight and tips from…


  • Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer
  • Junior Animator
  • Production Assistant

Also, network with the rest of the Framestore family – whilst enjoying free pizza!

Don’t miss out! Click here to save your place at our Framestore Open Doors

Competition Time

Fancy the opportunity to work at Framestore? We’re giving you the opportunity to win one week work experience. Click here to find out how.

(Competition run by Film London and not by Kush: click link to go to their site)


Open Doors

Open Doors is a series of events for 16-24 year olds to connect with the fastest growing creative companies, and network with like-minded people in the industry. At every Open Doors event you will come away with invaluable insight into working in the Creative Industries, the skills you need to be successful and the opportunities open to you to help you get there.

For more information about this and other events, follow our Open Doors swarm on Hiive, the professional network for creative people.


Lets Support CRIME & Help Them Change The Lives of Disadvantaged Young People

CRIME stands for Creating Role Models a London based organisation whose aims are to support young people and their efforts to leave gang life, highlight issues around the abuse of young people and ultimately provide development opportunities towards new life-changing careers in the media industry.

If you pay to watch this new short film you will then be contributing to changing the lives of our disadvantaged young people through the work ‘Creating Roles Models’ does in the community – without your support they will not be able to do the work they do as funding through government agencies is hard to come by these days and when it is gained, its often very restrictive.

You can also gain a small percentage of profits by sharing this video with as many friends as you can – so please also share.

A film by Fredi Nwaka & the Gridlock Team

50% of the proceeds from sales will go towards the ‘IM A SURVIVOR’ campaign, giving young people who have been abused a voice and help with both physical and mental healing.

medium_some_things_one_sheet_web_resSOME THINGS… is an independent, short film written and directed by Fredi ‘KRUGA’ Nwaka and produced by GRIDLOC FILMS.

The world can be a cruel place and inner city London is no exception. When an innocent young girl becomes caught up in a world of sexual abuse and emotional blackmail her life quickly spirals out of control.

What happens when you feel betrayed by the very person whose supposed to protect you? What do you do? Who do you turn to?



Inspired by true events this film is about when hope, courage, determination and faith just isn’t enough.

SOME THINGS… can’t be fixed!

This is not just a film… its a journey…

One that will not only touch every one who watches it but also may help save a life or two and encourage other young people to talk up.