Act Now! Help local group with film dream

Act Now Theatre Company rehearse at the Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough.  Pictured far left is Creative Director Simon Young  (G110307-2)

Act Now Theatre Company rehearse at the Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough. Pictured far left is Creative Director Simon Young (G110307-2)

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A TALENTED group of local young actors needs your help to make their film dreams come true.

‘Act Now!’ is a special needs theatre company whose members all have learning difficulties of varying degrees.

They have staged many shows at Gainsborough’s Trinity Arts Centre over the last 10 years, but unfortunately last year’s Christmas production was cancelled due to the weather conditions – it being the week that the town was hit with record snowfalls.

This year the group would like to develop further and make a short film using ideas from Act Now members, which they are currently working on.

But they need YOUR help in providing equipment, volunteers and enouragement.

Act Now’s artistic director Simon Young said the help of the general public would be essential in making their ‘cinematic’ dreams a reality.

“People from the local community coming forward to help us is really important to what we do,” said Simon

“Due to the logistics of taking a large group out on location, our desire is to film on a green or blue screen, which would enable the addition of backgrounds during the editing and production process.”

He continued: “Being an unfunded group for the most part, this raises two problems for us.”

“Firstly, we need help with acquiring a green or blue screen for a few weeks, and secondly we need equipment and camera operatives for filming scenes.”

Simon added: “If there is any assistance for our group or if you have any ideas as to how we might achieve our goal, then please get in touch.”

Simon said that the group members are very creative in their own way and have boundless enthusiasm.

“They have a marked dedication to all of their projects, so any help or advice you might afford us would be greatly appreciated,” he said.

“I think this project would be a great asset to their development and introduce them to a whole new world of experience.”

He added: “To be able to stage the showing of the film at Trinity Arts Centre in the mode of a ‘Premiere’ would be an amazing experience for them.”

Act Now rehearse every Monday night at Trinity Arts Centre, and their performances take place twice a year. If you can help in any way, then please contact Ann Knight at the Trinity Arts Centre or call 01427 676655.