Media on the Mersey

Regenerus was a key partner in the development of an innovative course giving unemployed young people on Merseyside the opportunity to explore the potential of a career in the film and TV industry.

The organisation worked in partnership with Liverpool Film Academy to create the eight-week Media on the Mersey course for 16-24 year olds.

Liverpool Film Academy is the training arm of LA productions, creators of the hit BBC drama Moving On. Funded with the help of the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme, Media on the Mersey covered everything from scriptwriting to post production.

With the help of experienced professionals, the participants worked together to make their own YouTube or Vimeo productions, advertising themselves or a community issue they felt strongly about.

At the end of the course, students had acquired a thorough understanding of the process of making a film, and a practical set of skills allowing entry level access to employment in the film industry.

As well as focusing on these practical abilities, the course also helped participants to develop their self-confidence and team working skills, and each student also received one-to-one support with planning their next steps.

In addition, Regenerus provided a customised version of its successful Ignite course for students considering self-employment, or starting up their own film industry-related small business.