This was a dark comedy abut a
young supermarket shelf stacker starring Lilly
It was nominated for a First Light Best Drama Award
What are you going to do? 2004
PVA worked with Year 3
at St Mary’s School
Bridport to make this charming documentary about
their views on the world of work.
When you go to work 2004
This unusual animation was made with children from
Bournemouth Family Centre.
It was selected for screening at the Animated Exeter
Festival in 2006.
Living Statistic 2005
This moving documentary tells
the story of Alex Kachepa (co-star of Taking Pictures)
and his family who were threatened with deportation
from their home in Weymouth to Malawi. This
film has been widely screened and received public
acclaim including awards for Best Documentary from
the BBC Big Screen Online and from the Showcomotion
Film Festival in Sheffield.
T is for Teenager 2006
This docu-drama was made
with young people at Sherborne Pupil Referral unit. The film was shot and
edited on location and its fast, hard hitting style
reflects the energy and enthusiasm of the young filmmakers
for this project. This film has been screened
at The Co-op Young People’s Film Festival in
Bradford and at The Barbican as part of the London
Children’s Film Festival.
23 Pieces 2006
This project was funded by
The Wellcome Trust and First Light. The scriptwriting process was
an exploration of DNA and identity. Out of
this research came the ideas for the story of Gerald,
a boy trying to establish his own identity by looking
for his biological father. This film has been
nominated for a First Light Best Screenplay Award
New Projects 2007
Currently PVA has three new
First Light films in production. Each film is being made by groups
of young travellers – new age travellers, a
circus family and gypsy travellers who attend Ferndown
Upper School, East Dorset. Each of these films
will explore the unique aspects of these young people’s
lives, either through drama or documentary format. PVA
is working closely with Dorset Traveller Education
department on this project.