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Spending time on a film set

Spending time on a film set

Recently I had the privilege of visiting the film set of Only Child. A gypsy community scene set on the old Talywain golf course in Aberyschan in South Wales. Only Child is the short film idea of Andy Toovey who was the winner of The Pitch film competition earlier this year. Director of his own company 2v studios in Pontypool, South Wales,  Andy is already an experienced film and video maker but this project is taking his career to a new level of directing. The competition prize includes amongst a whole host of other things the luxury of a director of photography, full production crew and cast; something he is certainly not used to! Not only challenging his writing skills, which at times were gruelling for him, but having to redraft and rewrite his story to refine the key aspects of his story, but directing and trusting a director of photography to the cinematic interpretation of his story was another key learning point for Andy. I was very excited to learn that a talented cast had been selected for Andy too. The two key characters Eva and Davro were awarded to Eva-Jane Willis, the South African born actress Humans and Julian Lewis Jones, Welsh actor famous in Wales for his role in Stella, fishing programmes and his appearances in Under Milk Wood (2015), Zero Dark Thirty (2012). Just visiting the set for a few hours I was staggered at the dedication and stamina of the whole team and so was Andy, I think. When I had a few moments to catch up with him he said: “I am blown away by the way everyone has worked so...
Gallery Oldham lit up for Museums at Night Fest

Gallery Oldham lit up for Museums at Night Fest

GALLERY OLDHAM SET ALIGHT FOR MUSEUMS AT NIGHT FEST HACK OLDHAM set Oldham Gallery alight after hours last night when local children came along to fill the museum with coloured LED Throwies. Part of a UK wide festival Museums at Night aims to encourage visitors to museums, galleries and heritage by opening its doors after hours and organising special events. Anyone was invited to the free event and encouraged to create their own light sculpture, contributing to the explosion of light generated by 1000 LED lights in space of a few hours. Andy Powell, founder of Hack Oldham and owner of Caffeinated Projects, organising the event says, “We’ve been organising monthly computer clubs on Saturdays in Oldham Library for over a year now. These have been well received so we have been keen to do something with Gallery Oldham as well. When the opportunity came along between planned exhibitions we seized the chance to fill the gap with a light display.” Speaking about the event, Andy said, ”We thoroughly enjoyed organising the event and working with Gallery Oldham. Children never cease to amaze us! Their creativity has not limits so for us it was a very special experience.” Gallery Oldham’s Access and Interpretation Officer, Evad Ould-Okojie said, “We are really grateful to the support of Hack Oldham on this event. Lighting up the gallery has been great fun and a huge success! This is our first venture working with them and we look forward to working with them more in the future” Ends For further details please contact Bridget Batty, Limetree Public Relations Ltd on 07771 870400 Notes to...
LET THERE BE LIGHT IN THE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

LET THERE BE LIGHT IN THE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

HACK OLDHAM will be setting Oldham Gallery alight this Thursday evening as it plans to fill the museum with coloured LED Throwies. Anyone is invited along to the free event to create their own light sculpture and contribute to the explosion of light created by 1000 LED lights in one evening. Part of a UK wide festival Museums at Night aims to encourage visitors to museums, galleries and heritage by opening its doors after hours and organising special events. Andy Powell, founder of Hack Oldham and owner of Caffeinated Projects, organising the event says, “We’ve been organising monthly computer clubs on Saturdays in Oldham Library for over a year now. These have been well received so we have been keen to do something with Gallery Oldham as well. When the opportunity came along between planned exhibitions we seized the chance to fill the gap with a light display.” Gallery Oldham’s Access and Interpretation Officer, Evad Ould-Okojie said, ”We hope this year’s Museums at Night will be bigger, better and brighter than before!” Ends For further details please contact Bridget Batty, Limetree Public Relations Ltd on 07771 870400 Notes to Editors MUSEUMS AT NIGHT Museums at Night is a UK wide festival held in museums, galleries and heritage sites Special events are usually organised after hours and often held near International Museum Day celebrated on 18 May every year since 1977.   LED THROWIES LED Throwies are an inexpensive way to add colour. A Throwie consists of a lithium battery, a 10mm diffused LED and a rare-earth magnet taped together.       HACK OLDHAM Hack Oldham is a community...

‘Streets Ahead’ of its peers with new website from Caffeinated Projects

Monday 16th March 2015 Caffeinated Projects, Oldham-based web development company have shown their generosity recently by offering charity Streets Ahead the chance to truly raise their profile.  Providing  them with a website, domain and hosting, in an attempt to give them  greater recognition and exposure with a heightened internet presence. The new Streets Ahead website, currently in development, gives visitors all the details and information about the Streets Ahead mission, and also indicates where and how Streets Ahead is providing aid to the less fortunate throughout the Manchester and surrounding area. In addition to this, it offers information on how those wishing to do so can help, by donating goods or volunteering their time. The new website is an excellent means to keep up with this group, and all the good they are bringing to the area. Donating their time to a very worthy cause Stumbling upon Streets Ahead on Twitter networking hour #OldhamHour was a happy coincidence for Caffeinated Projects, who has been looking for a charity to help out. The primary objective of the Streets Ahead group is to provide nourishment and weather appropriate clothing to those in need locally, and the mission was started about a year ago, with the beginning of Tuk Tuk Tuesdays, a fantastic program with volunteered distributing necessary goods to those in needs. Over the past year this has evolved into a much busier program with volunteers distributing a wide array of useful items several nights a week, bringing relief and fellowship to those needing it the most. Distributing rucksacks carefully stocked with useful items to assist users is a big part of...

Caffeinated Projects Sponsor HackOldham For A Further Six Months

Caffeinated Projects are delighted to announce that they will be sponsoring HackOldham for another six months. With a passion for collaborative working, bringing innovative ideas to fruition the internet consultancy firm were keen to support the project as well  as supporting the local community. The HackOldham project,  is a hackspace designed for the people of Oldham. It is a space where people can work together to bring ideas to life, whether it is creating a new product or concept, or even starting a new business. It is all about people with common interests joining together. The interests can be anything from digital art, to technology, to computers to something entirely different. Drawing on the experience of the community ensures that local businesses thrive, which is something both Caffeinated Projects and HackOldham hold dear. Who are Caffeinated Projects? Based in Oldham, the innovative company offers a wide range of Internet services, including web design, development, marketing, hosting, online back up, training and much, much more. They state: “Whether your project is large or small, we can help give it a little extra caffeine.” They have an impeccable reputation in the industry that is highlighted by the positive customer feedback they have received. When speaking about their vision, HackOldham state the following: “A co-working environment where people can work on software projects, websites or just computer work and a workshop where people work on more physical items, whether that be crafts or prototyping ideas.” Caffeinated Projects have invested in supporting the local community and they believe HackOldham mirrors their commitment to Oldham as well as their innovative and collaborative working stance as...