Student film highlights drug abuse

Saturday, 21st April, 2018 7:25am

Student film highlights drug abuse

A team of young film makers from the Royal School in Cavan recently made the cut when their production was selected for the ‘Fresh Film Final’. The students produced a short film highlighting the effects of drug use on the daily life of a student.

A team of young film makers from the Royal School in Cavan recently made the cut when their production was selected for the ‘Fresh Film Final’.
The students produced a short film highlighting the effects of drug use on the daily life of a student.

The students involved in the project were: Brendan Liu, James Graham, Micheal James Metcalfe, Hannah Fegan, Sophie Reilly, Rachel Alexander and Jamie McDowell.

The video can be viewed here:

They explained: “The concept to use handcuffs to symbolise how restricted and disabled a drug user can be, it was from this concept the film title ‘All Cuffed Up’ was chosen. The film follows the life of a teenage boy at school and how drugs negatively affect him and disable him to do normal day-to-day activities at school and also how he chooses to resolve the issue.”
The film progressed to the Leinster heats, for which 1500 entries were submitted. “We got to see our film, as well as many others, on the big screen in Odeon Cinema. After viewing over 30 films, our film was chosen of one of 12 films that got through to the All-Ireland Fresh Film Festival National Finals in the Odeon Cinema in Limerick. Our film ‘All Cuffed Up’ was one of the top 68 films in final of the Fresh Film Competition.”

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