Team behind Young Grant-Makers launch new short film about life on the Elthorne Estate

A partnership between Fully FocusedArsenal in the Community and Ambitious Academy held over 25 workshops on a North London estate for 8 months, working with people on the estate affected by the issues the film deals with who had no experience of film-making, acting or script writing. 50% of the cast including one of the leads had never acted before, never been on screen and never been involved in anything like this before. The film involved over 15 young participants from the Elthorne and another 15 of the young team from Fully Focused.

We are working alongside 15 young people involved with Fully Focused to get them involved in decision making locally, and to see together how giving can make a difference.

Arsenal star winger Alex Iwobi said that he is proud of the local young people behind the film. Arsenal’s official Twitter account shared a short video with its 13.7 million followers, in which Iwobi said “I just wanted to say a big well done to all of you making Drawn Out who are doing something positive for your community. We are all really proud of you.”

The film already has over 1.4m views. You can add to this below.

‘Drawn Out’ featured on BBC London

BBC London reported on the success of the film, interviewing some of the main drivers behind its production and release. You can watch its coverage here.