I AM A SPARK - LEEDS 2023
EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE BID FILM
I am a spark - A three-minute film capturing the diverse, cultural zeitgeist of the city.
A vibrant spoken word monologue highlighting the cultural aspects of Leeds, the enthusiastic ‘can do attitude of its people, their capabilities and how together as a city we can achieve great things.
Showcasing a mixture of more traditional arts/culture iconography interspersed with contemporary arts groups to promote Leeds as a 21st century city and the constant drive to shape the future of its (young) people
Tapping into the talents and generosity of our citizens the film worked with local communities from all areas of Leeds to showcase the diverse mix of culture in the city. Shot over 6 Days the film has involved over 200 people in all aspects of the production. 10 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds on placements, getting real experience of producing film working with industry experts through the Studio12 programme. The film worked with 3 people who have experienced mental health challenges in lead roles through the Mojo Film programme. The film has received over 30K of in-kind support from companies in Leeds give time, equipment and spaces. The film worked with 50 volunteers performers to create the film.