SOCIAL
community, awareness, education
One of Endwell Productions’ core work streams is the development of community-centered, socially relevant and educational projects exploring creativity, art and film as powerful levers towards personal, cultural and institutional development, supporting its partners throughout the conception, development, delivery and evaluation cycles of the projects it carries out.
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West Rise Junior & Endwell Productions
Since 2012, Endwell Productions has been working in partnership with West Rise Junior school, in Eastbourne in a number of different creative educational projects. This partnership started with the proposal of working with primary school children to develop a short film using super 8 technology to take part in the Straight 8 film festival competition. It was a great success and the short film produced by the children was selected by the Straight 8 organisers and had its world wide premiere at the ICA in London in the summer of the same year.

This project then led to a commission to help set up the school's very own darkroom, and establishing an on-going series of analogue black and white photography and experimental darkroom techniques workshops, as well as setting up West Rise Cine Club and West Rise Filmmakers Tribe.
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St Leonards International Film Festival
SLIFF celebrates and promotes local filmmaking talent, bringing the excellence of the international celluloid-based film making community to St Leonards and beyond.

The St Leonards International Film Festival (SLIFF) is about 'real' filmaking of past, present and future in an age of -facile- digital hegemony.

"Like Cannes, but better!"

For more information, visit SLIFF’s facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/stleonardsinternationalfilmfestival
Partners
The St Leonards Film Society
Darren Morris Music
Gensing Farm
Straight 8
BFI
The Bohemia Club Film Collective
Toaster Productions
St Leonards Accessories
Shimuzu
Extraordinary Times, a film by Su Warren
Extraordinary Times is a community documentary film about women in their eighties and nineties living in Hastings and St Leonards, which challenges attitudes to ageing and celebrates ageing in a new century. The film explores six women’s stories from the past and the richness of their lives today. These wonderful women prove that life is to be lived to the full at any age!
The idea for the documentary came about when Su Warren (producer/director), having met an inspirational neighbour in her nineties, became passionate with the theme of ageing, especially regarding how little is spoken about it nowadays in a positive light. The stories of these six extraordinary women show that with the right type of support, and most importantly, by maintaining a positive and active mind, life never ceases to be a wonderful experience.   
Extraordinary Times was funded by The Isabel Blackman Foundation, Hastings Borough Council Seniors Small Grants, and The Hastings Lions Club.
It was premiered at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, with further screenings at the Jerwood Gallery, Arts Forum, and the Electric Palace Cinema.
This is an “abridged version” of the 45min long documentary; the extracts selected highlight Endwell Productions' Super 8 and MiniDV contributions by Mauricio Vincenzi. Apart from the camera work, Endwell Productions also had an advisory role in the completion of this extremely relevant project.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/extraordinarytimes.
Silverdale Primary School
Hissstory Girls (aka Snakes in School)
Through a First Light Movies award, Endwell Productions produced in 2009 this short film in partnership with Silverdale Primary School in St Leonards-on-Sea.

The children children attending Silverdale's after-school club were not simply 'involved' in all stages of the film-making process, THEY were the ones who wrote, story-boarded, filmed, acted, directed and edited their idea and made into this thought-provoking short film about snakes taking over the school to some quite interesting results.

The film's premiere was held at the Electric Palace Hastings.
Partners
Silverdale Primary School
First Light Movies
National Lottery
UK Film Council
Blue Eyed Sounds
Adam Piggott, Musician
Chris Boiling, Scriptwriter
Vanessa Fowler, Ceramicist
Marie Louise Miller, Artist
Pure:Dyne
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Silent at Heart
Viral Ad
This Viral AD was a 'teaser video' produced as part of the promotional material of the Silent at Heart Project.

Funded by an award from the Wellcome Trust and developed in collaboration with CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young, the Silent at Heart project's objective was to use art to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) amongst young people and primary care professionals using an innovative approach of linking arts and biomedicine.

The project was developed by promoting an active collaborations with professional artists and health professionals with a group of young people (Art, Design and Media Year 12 students) who were being tested for SCD. Through this engagement these youngsters then went to produce a truly breathtaking set of artworks and films focusing especially on their personal response to the diagnosis process and the impacts such tragedies bring.
Related videos
Silent Killer
“Silent Killer” is one of the four films produced during the project Silent at Heart.

Funded by an award from the Wellcome Trust and developed in collaboration with CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young, the Silent at Heart project's objective was to use art to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) amongst young people and primary care professionals using an innovative approach of linking arts and biomedicine.

The film is about a group of young adults who are going through a set of health tests to assess their risk of heart conditions that affect young healthy people. One in the group refuses to be screened, and whilst receiving some subliminal messages from an old painting, starts to be haunted by a mysterious hooded creature... if only he'd remembered his own family history . . .
Main Feature Documentary
“Silent at Heart: A Documentary” is one of the four films produced during the project Silent at Heart.

Funded by an award from the Wellcome Trust and developed in collaboration with CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young, the Silent at Heart project's objective was to use art to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) amongst young people and primary care professionals using an innovative approach of linking arts and biomedicine.

This film does what it says on the tin: it's a documentary about how the project was developed by promoting an active collaborations with professional artists and health professionals with a group of young people (Art, Design and Media Year 12 students) who were being tested for SCD. Through this engagement these youngsters then went to produce a truly breathtaking set of artworks and films focusing especially on their personal response to the diagnosis process and the impacts such tragedies bring.
Time is Running Out
“Times Running Out” is one of the four films produced during the project Silent at Heart.

Funded by an award from the Wellcome Trust and developed in collaboration with CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young, the Silent at Heart project's objective was to use art to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) amongst young people and primary care professionals using an innovative approach of linking arts and biomedicine.

The film is about a young and healthy schoolboy who seems to be experiencing chest pains after playing football. He chooses to ignore these symptoms and not to share them with his friends and teachers. It could all have been different, but his time is running out.
The Film
“Silent at Heart: The Film” is one of the four films produced during the project Silent at Heart.

Funded by an award from the Wellcome Trust and developed in collaboration with CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young, the Silent at Heart project's objective was to use art to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) amongst young people and primary care professionals using an innovative approach.

Based on an interview with Dr Sanjay Sharma, Consultant Cardiologist Kings College London about these 'silent killer' heart conditions, Mauricio Vincenzi in this piece explores the poetic beauty of the visual hypnotism created by advanced imaging technology and super 8 footage, in drastic contrast with the sad reality that between 8-10 youngsters are dying needlessly every week in the country. Mauricio uses as a backdrop the activities carried out during the Silent at Heart project, where a group of young adults were being screened for SCD risk - the very solution for avoiding these deaths, as Dr Sharma puts it: "screening for every youngster would be my dream for the future".

Another of his film pieces for the Silent at Heart Project can be seen here:
vimeo.com/77865180
State of the Art
The Film Installation "State of the Art" was a commission for the Silent at Heart project.

It was exhibited in a high profile exhibition at the Air Gallery, London in 2007, where the works created by the sixth formers involved in the project and the the other commissioned works formed the main showcase of the projects outcomes: films, artworks, posters, photographs, sculptures, textiles.
Mauricio Vincenzi in this piece explores further the poetic beauty of the visual hypnotism created by advanced imaging technology juxtaposed to super 8 footage, old photographs and antique liber herbalis. Another of his film pieces for the Silent at Heart Project can be seen here:
vimeo.com/77865179.

The Silent at Heart project was developed by promoting an active collaborations with professional artists and health professionals with a group of young people (Art, Design and Media Year 12 students) who were being tested for SCD. Through this engagement these youngsters then went to produce a truly breathtaking set of artworks and films focusing especially on their personal response to the diagnosis process and the impacts such tragedies bring.

Silent at Heart was funded by an award from the Wellcome Trust and developed in collaboration with CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young, the Silent at Heart project's objective was to use art to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) amongst young people and primary care professionals using an innovative approach.
Partners
Christ The King Sixth Form College
Lewisham PCT
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Wellcome Trust
NHS
Shimuzu
Toaster Productions
Creekside Artists
This 'film demo' of Creekside Artists, is an unpretentious walk around the studio complex that housed the 24-strong collective of artists, in Deptford London until late 2013 (they have been temporarily relocated to Bermondsey but are due to return in 2015 after some exciting 'gentrified' redeavelopment of the Faircharm industrial estate).

Creekside Artist was the first London home of the Miller Vincenzi Collaboration between artist/filmmaker Mauricio Vincenzi and artist/designer Marie-Louise Miller between 2003-2008 (Mauricio is still a trustee).

This piece was shot in 2006-7 using a simple MiniDV camera, one-take, no editing or post-production, not too dissimilar to a "straight8 style" piece...
And the (direct) soundtrack, for those on the know, are a ResonanceFM's broadcast by the inimitable Frank Key's and his Hooting Yard verbose odyssey.
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Backwards
Forwards
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Restoration Project, St Pauls Deptford
Working as Artist in Residence during the 2003-2004 English Heritage funded restoration project of St. Paul’s Church, Mauricio Vincenzi developed a multimedia site-specific documentation programme Deptford (London), an 18th century ‘Grade I’ listed ‘Queen Ann’ Baroque building. After helping to secure the £4 million restoration grant through art based initiatives, including a series of photography and moving image installation workshops, fundraiser, and exhibitions (“St. Paul’s Deptford Art Draw” exhibition and auction and the solo show “expacio @ The Crypt”: these educational arts-related activities were delivered to the local community showing the progress of the restoration whilst the work was carried out and the building remained closed to the public. 
Partners
St Paul's Church London
English Heritage
Cooltan Arts
Staying Healthily 'Mental' in Camberwell - April 2006
Cooltan Arts is a charity based in Southwark that provides a creative space for people who have experienced some mental illness or distress.

Endwell Productions was commissioned to create a project giving Cooltan's users the chance to explore the endless possibilities of expression through the use of moving images. This was the first formal film project run at Cooltan.

The project taught those who attended the workshop all the different phases of film making (from idea to final piece) and encouraged them to develop their own short films (as personal projects) and to interview local people (for the main documentary).

The project was set up in October 2005 and was funded by the Camberwell Neighborhood Renewal Fund.

The brief of the project was to produce a documentary film on ‘Mental Health in Camberwell’, approaching the different initiatives and activities developed at Cooltan in order to keep healthy.

An abridged version of the documentary (15'00'') was screened at the SOuth LOndon Shorts Competition in 2006 at The Dog and Hat Film Club as part of Dulwich. It was nominated for awards in two categories winning the "best community relevance" project of the festival.
Partners
Cooltan Arts
Camberwell Neighborhood Renewal Team
Futures Bright
The Futures Bright project involved a month-long series of painting, film and photography workshops for children aged 6 months to 4 years from St Nick's nursery in St Leonards.

The project was lead by artist/designer Marie-Louise Miller. Collaborating with Toaster Productions, Endwell Productions produced a documentary film about the nursery and the creative project as a whole, which along with photographs of the different workshops was finalised into a DVD for each child to keep. An exhibition of the children's canvas work was held at the Arts Forum Gallery. 
Partners
The Fellowship of St Nicholas, Hastings
The Arts Forum, St Leonards
Toaster Productions
Marie-Louise Miller
Local Network Fund and Sure Start, Hastings and St Leonards
Receita para uma Moqueca Mais Justa (Recipe for a Fairer Fish Stew)
"A fish stew as a metaphor of the power of individual choices in the journey towards a fairer world."

"Uma moqueca como metáfora do poder da escolha individual na jornada para um mundo mais justo"

Direção, Produção, Roteiro e Edição: Maurício Vincenzi e Peter Cordenonsi
A co-production of Endwell Productions and PrimeiroFilme Produções
The short was premiered in Rio de Janeiro in 2005 at the 'popular' (as in "to the people") short-film festival "A_ORGANIZAÇÃO" and showed at Artcore Galerie (Paris)'s Video Festival in the same year.

NB: for a subtitled version please
click here.
Partners
Peter Cordenonsi
A_ORGANIZAÇÃO
Let The Picture Move
Art Core Gallery
Art Channel