New film project with CanTeen Ireland
This summer, Helium will partner with CanTeen Ireland on a new film venture Two Suitcases meets CanTeen. CanTeen is a nationwide support group for young people with cancer or who have previously had cancer. Two Suitcases is Helium’s community film project for young people living with health conditions. Together, we’re looking forward to a fun-filled summer of film activities including taster workshops, our annual film screening and a film camp. Artist Siobhan Clancy will be leading the project alongside award-winning filmmaker Alan Brennan and writer Ben Murnane.
We’ll be kicking things off with a taster film workshop at CanTeen’s annual summer weekend in Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre, Monaghan. CanTeen members will get to know the Two Suitcases artist mentors and brainstorm ideas for a mini-film project. In July, we’ll be holding a public film screening for our latest short film The Forge (filmed at IMMA in Oct-Nov 2013), together with a behind-the-scenes documentary. In August, we’ll be hosting a film camp with workshops facilitated by professional filmmakers and artists.
Meanwhile, if you live in the vicinity of Cork, be sure to call into the Fastnet Film Festival on 24 May where Two Suitcases, the film that launched the project, will be shown in competition.
The Two Suitcases project 2014 is produced by Helium Arts in partnership with CanTeen Ireland and in association with the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The project is funded by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council Arts Office and the International Charity Bazaar Dublin. The project is further supported by a donation from Martin Moore.