An exciting new Foot in the Door film work placement scheme has been making news this week.
The scheme is designed to open up the film industry to those not already in employment, education or training with “empowering opportunities” in make-up, art and design, costume and construction departments.
Foot in the Door has given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ten people including five Charter tenants to work alongside Welsh actor Michael Sheen and film industry professionals on the Netflix production, The Apostle.
One of the ‘Foot in The Door’ trainees, Norman Porter, aged 32, from Wattsville, worked in the art and design department “being thrown in at the deep end” and using his skills in carpentry, painting and decorating in set construction.
“It has been absolutely superb,” he said. “An unbelievable experience and opportunity to have”.
Jaimie-Leigh Grierson, from Abercarn, is also working in hair and make-up as part of the scheme.
The ‘Foot in the Door’ scheme has been pioneered by Ffilm Cymru Wales and supported by Charter Housing, Severn Screen and Our Colab.
Trainees finished their week placement on Friday, and with Foot in the Door project manager Faye Hannah calling it a “privilege” to work with the 11 trainees.
“They have been on an incredible journey and surpassed all expectations,” she added.
Michael Sheen is currently filming on location for the Netflix period drama, Apostle, and spoke about the importance of creating opportunities for young people to get into the film industry.
Article added: 2nd May 2017