January 24, 2013 by Greater Manchester, London, News, Salford

Young people partner with Media Trust to produce two film shorts

The Rio Ferdinand Foundation have partnered with the Media Trust to produce two youth-produced short films and the fruits of their labour are now ready to view.

Produced by 16-19 year olds from the Rio Ferdinand Foundation’s London and Salford programmes, the films were about their hopes and aspirations in a partnership with the Media Trust and the Jack Petchey Foundation.

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Alongside this exposure the young producers have also been given access to opportunities to gain a foothold in the industry.

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“Working with our mentor, Adelle, really benefited my skills and it’s made me learn how to be more direct,” said Russell Gymamti from London who helped create Mindset. “When pitching ideas to her I had to really think about how I was going to get my point across and she gave me an insight into what values media companies look for.”

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The film ‘Mindset’, produced by the London team, was also selected to be screened at the Media Trust’s launch event for the youth film project at Channel 4′s central London HQ.



This film looks at the three individuals and the issues they face striving for their dreams.

The young people who had made this film where supported by Media Trust’s mentoring scheme funded by The Jack Petchey Foundation.

To view the London film click HERE.



This film looks at the hope and dreams of Manchester locals, as well as the aspirations of young people who made this film.

The young people who had made this film were supported by Media Trust mentoring scheme.

To view the Manchester film click HERE.


To view both the London and Manchester films together click HERE.

The films are also featured in Issue 12 of Rio’s magazine #5 which can be viewed HERE.



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