BUDDING young island film-makers premier their works tonight as film workshop programme DigiHeb presents four short films tonight (Monday, April 15th) in An Lanntair arts centre.
Meeting weekly, DigiHeb aims to allow young people (14-18 years) of the Western Isles to make their own films and increase their understanding of all aspects of film making.
In tonight’s première audiences will be treated to two group collaborations, the first a short comedy entitled ‘Tales of a Tenner’.
The humorous story tells the tale of two boys who chase after a £10 note and, after a series of comical events, their persistence is rewarded.
Also created collaboratively by the group is ‘Remember’ – a short film which takes an interesting perspective on dementia, where a young girl is chased by a strange creature.
Two works by individual DigiHeb members will also have their début tonight.
Created by Luke Wilson, ‘Half Empty’ is an attempt at true storytelling. Two glasses live in a cupboard – when one becomes depressed, it commits suicide.
And ‘Selkie’, the Uist Selkie story, is the first film in ‘Ceol na Mara – Sound of the Sea’, a new series of shorts created by Ruaraidh Urpeth which explores the relationship between the Outer Hebrides and the sea through art, music and storytelling.
DigiHeb is supported by Rural Nations in collaboration with the Bridge Centre/YM Youth group; and the DigiHeb première starts at 7.30pm with public entry by donation.