Author: Reel Access - MM

Happy New Year from Reel Access

Raising Aspirations Through Sound and Vision
Raising Aspirations Through Sound and Vision

At the new Reel Access Studios we are jumping straight back into lots of exciting projects and ready to lose our Christmas bellies. Thanks to all the people we worked with last year for making our work enjoyable and satisfying.

Let’s take a look at some of the projects coming up in 2015:

We will be working with Into Film to challenge young people to make a film in just six weeks. See It Make It will be challenging, but I have a feeling that the young filmmakers of Birmingham will succeed!

Following the success of making our film ‘Life and Love in Ten Songs’ with people who have experienced homelessness, we are in the beginning stages of making another film ‘Wetlands’, which is definitely going to be one to watch out for this year.

We are also helping the children of Audley Primary school to make a very creative film about attendance.

We are still running our Young Filmmakers Club at mac on a Wednesday during term time, call us on 0121 5723030 if you you know of anyone who is interested. Check out our youtube channel for some of the films made by the YFC, including an award nominated short, ‘Problems’.

There’s plenty more going on at Reel Access, don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for more information.

We hope to have a fulfilling year helping people find their creative voices, and we wish all of you a very happy new year.


Twilight Of The Freakin Gods
Last weekend saw the screening of our feature length film ‘TwilightOfTheFreakinGods’. It was a film based on a surreal theatre production by Stan’s Cafe, which was based on Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Languidly drifting through surreal visuals and hypnotic sounds, TOTFG was a truly unique experience.

Birmingham Hippodrome Summer School 2013

They learned to dance, they learned to sing, they learned to act and they learned all the technical aspects of putting on a production at The Birmingham Hippodrome. Man, young people are talented these days!

Oh, and they also learned how to film it all, watch this years Hippodrome Summer School film online here.

The Bristol Street Cinema – Secret City Arts

This one of the films created as part Secret City Arts’ recent community history project funded by Heritage Lottery- All Our Stories Fund. The project explored the history and stories in and around Woodview, Edgbaston.
The cinema is now gone but many people still remember it in all it’s glory.

The drama work was based on creative sessions using archive material with students from BMET College.