2 August 2011

Film Nation Shorts is a competition hosted by London 2012 for young people aged 14–25 to make short films, telling their own stories in their own way. At the start of June, FACT hosted two-day workshops open to young people to come along and work together to make their own film with guidance from FACT filmmakers Alex Harrison and Lucy Gonzalez.

The final result is Rainbows and Sunshine, we asked Alex what it was all about…..

“This film is a mockumentary about fictional community group; Rainbows and Sunshine. The group are dedicated to spreading the love and positive messages of the Olympics across the NorthWest of England. They engage local members of the public in fun and silly mock Olympic sports. We have an eccentric Producer and director, a funny Referee and volunteer who turns up with a dog! A short comedy with an uplifting message! This film was inspired by the Olympic themes of friendship and determination.”

We’ve had a look and our favorite part has to be the well renowned Olympic sports, speed orange peeling and the cup challenge!

Take a look at Rainbows and Sunshine on the Film Nation Shorts website here. Don’t forget to “like” it as the films with the most “likes” get considered for nomination for an award and to be shown at London 2012.


If you would like more information about Freehand, FACT’s young people’s programme, take a look at their website.