A cast of local talent is entertaining Swansea shopping crowds this summer, with more than 70 short movies – all created by members of the community – being showcased on Castle Square’s big screen over the next month.
These well-received films are a result of a recent, and very successful ‘Movie Makers’ event, which was hosted by Quadrant Shopping Centre. It gave budding actors and actresses the chance to participate in movie-making workshops, where shoppers were able to get behind and in front of the camera, creating their own mini-productions.
The three-minute long movies are now being enjoyed so much by city centre shoppers that Swansea Council has decided to extend the showings for a further six weeks.
Lisa Hartley, Quadrant Shopping Centre manager, said: “Our ‘Movie Makers’ event proved a huge hit with our customers who were keen to experience a little of what it’s like to be on set and produce a real-life film. It seems their performances are now winning a legion of fans, as the response to the films we have received from the local community has blown us away.”
Lisa continued: “As a city we have a thriving arts scene and we are always looking for ways in which to embrace and celebrate this, as well as tap into the talent that’s right on our doorstep. Movie Makers has really demonstrated that Swansea has a pool of passionate film enthusiasts and we’re thrilled we have been able to bring this activity to the centre and made it accessible to so many.”