Science Fiction

Client: St George's Beneficial C of E Primary School

We have been working with St George's Primary School in Portsmouth on a literacy-based film project. The genre on this occasion was Science Fiction and it was up to year 5 and 6 to produce the scripts and narrative to tell stories inspired by fairytales.

Pupils got to grips with narrative theory on this project as well as the generic conventions of Science Fiction. This project was also different to others we've done at the school as it was shot almost completely using a green screen which presented a new set of challenges for the pupils.

All four films were filmed, directed, edited by and, of course, acted by the young people. Projects like this not only improve filmmaking skills, confidence and team work but also greatly improve literacy skills.