Film Screening: SLT on Film

Social event • 15 October, 8pm

On Tuesday, 15 October as a part of our open evening (for new members and anyone who wants to know more about SLT and what goes on at the theatre) we will be screening three short films about key aspects of membership activities. All three films were shot in the last 6 months and offer an insight into life at, and inside the walls of, the South London Theatre:

SLT secured funding by the Media Trust to commission independent film maker Jess Dowse from the Daily Lunge to make a film about SLT. The brief was to drive volunteer recruitment, with a particular focus on diversifying our volunteer pool and attracting younger volunteers from the local area. The aim was to show the breadth of roles available at SLT, and to encourage people that weren’t necessarily interested in performing on stage.

Aural Histories
As part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, member Rob Tavernier was commissioned to create a film that captured personal aural histories of SLT members and visitors to the old fire station. The longer interviews and raw footage form a valuable part of the SLT archive.

SLT Wardrobe: For Hire
Created solely by the membership and shot during one hot afternoon over the summer, this short film was made to highlight the theatre’s extensive wardrobe. The SLT wardrobe is an invaluable resource and the hire of costumes to other theatre companies, schools and film companies brings in additional funds that help keep the theatre running. The film will be used to promote the wardrobe and its facilities to a wider audience. In the making of the film a selection of costumes were modelled by SLT members and the result is a stunning set of photographs which feature in the film. This is the first ever screening of the film.

This event is open to all and we hope to see you down at the theatre on 15 October. Arrive early as we hope to show the films (10 minutes in total) at 8pm so current production casts can see the films before they begin their rehearsals.