Release Date: 01/01/1980
Young people from Ham Youth Club and Grey Court School have won an award for their local made film.
The short video, entitled Garden of Reason, won the London Youth Flipside Film Festival on 31 May, beating the best of London in the 11-14 age category. Starring the iconic Ham House as a backdrop, the film featured young people from Ham Youth Centre performing parkour through the grounds, accompanied by an electrifying soundtrack made by Grey Court students using the youth club’s recording studio. Winning critical acclaim at the festival for its impressive acrobatics and original soundtrack, the short film appeared on the big screen at BFI Southbank, at the Awards Ceremony and will be at Ham House for future visitors to view.
Cllr Christine Percival, Strategic Cabinet Member for Education, Youth and Children’s Services said: “Not only am I blown away by all the incredible acrobatics in this video, but I can’t help but also be amazed by the talented filmmaking of these young people. Their award winning efforts must also have impressed the judges of the Flipside Film Festival. Congratulations to all the creative young residents who worked hard to put this film together.”
The video is viewable online at: www.youtube.com.