Learning to Fly
Lauren Orme, Jordan Brookes
With support from
Arts Council of Wales
The project, funded by Arts Council of Wales, First Campus and Ffilm Cymru Wales, saw young people from Tir-y-Berth Primary School in Caerphilly collaborate with teens from Abertillery Comprehensive School in Blaenau Gwent to write a fairy tale and produce a film.
The film uses a set, made from a humble door. It was transformed into a mosaic world, featuring tiles, glass and nails and other found objects. The mosaic was masterminded by Newport artist Stephanie Roberts who worked directly with the children, and the outcome is a beautiful landscape made vivid and animated by the raw materials.
Celebrated Welsh storyteller Daniel Morden, and poet Mab Jones helped in the pre-production development of Learning to Fly by working with the groups to develop characters, the importance of storytelling and narrative structure.