Students to construct 60ft trench for film to commemorate First World War centenary

Bournemouth Echo: MEMORIAL: Arts University students who will be embarking on a project to make a film about the effect of the Great War on families MEMORIAL: Arts University students who will be embarking on a project to make a film about the effect of the Great War on families

FINAL year film production students in Bournemouth have embarked on a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

The Arts University Bournemouth students are producing a short film, called Wait For Me, and will construct a 60ft trench as well as building an entire Edwardian house set in a studio.

The set will be the biggest ever attempted by film students in Bournemouth and the group behind the project are currently trying to raise money to fund it.

The film will follow the parents of a young soldier and aims to illustrate the value of the family bond and its importance when tested. It will premiere at the British Film Institute in London in July.

Group member Georgia Charter told the Daily Echo: “Collectively our film crew is now a member the Imperial War Museum’s First World War Centenary Partnership.”

The students have set up a fundraising campaign on the crowd funding website Indiegogo and are also asking for donations.

Those who help could receive copies of the film, visits to the set and even get the chance to attend the premiere in London.

Anyone interested should go to facebook.com/waitformefilm or indiegogo.com/projects/wait-for-me.

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12:34pm Wed 19 Feb 14

whataboutthat says...

Why not bring it up to date with a reconstruction of a trench in Helm,an/Kandahar/ anywhere in Afghanistan (plenty were dug, beleive me) and then a murderous assault by Taliban and dead bodies from both sides littered all over the shop. Or perhaps modern contemporary warfare is a little to complex, and too close to home, too political? Forget the Hurt Locker tosh.
Why not bring it up to date with a reconstruction of a trench in Helm,an/Kandahar/ anywhere in Afghanistan (plenty were dug, beleive me) and then a murderous assault by Taliban and dead bodies from both sides littered all over the shop. Or perhaps modern contemporary warfare is a little to complex, and too close to home, too political? Forget the Hurt Locker tosh. whataboutthat
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1:12pm Wed 19 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

whataboutthat wrote:
Why not bring it up to date with a reconstruction of a trench in Helm,an/Kandahar/ anywhere in Afghanistan (plenty were dug, beleive me) and then a murderous assault by Taliban and dead bodies from both sides littered all over the shop. Or perhaps modern contemporary warfare is a little to complex, and too close to home, too political? Forget the Hurt Locker tosh.
Good point,mustnt upset the muslims.
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: Why not bring it up to date with a reconstruction of a trench in Helm,an/Kandahar/ anywhere in Afghanistan (plenty were dug, beleive me) and then a murderous assault by Taliban and dead bodies from both sides littered all over the shop. Or perhaps modern contemporary warfare is a little to complex, and too close to home, too political? Forget the Hurt Locker tosh.[/p][/quote]Good point,mustnt upset the muslims. pete woodley
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9:42am Thu 20 Feb 14

Not again !! says...

pete woodley wrote:
whataboutthat wrote:
Why not bring it up to date with a reconstruction of a trench in Helm,an/Kandahar/ anywhere in Afghanistan (plenty were dug, beleive me) and then a murderous assault by Taliban and dead bodies from both sides littered all over the shop. Or perhaps modern contemporary warfare is a little to complex, and too close to home, too political? Forget the Hurt Locker tosh.
Good point,mustnt upset the muslims.
I'm not really sure of the relevance the two comments above ?
One smacks of, 'look at me' and the other 'racism',,,,complete
ly pointless !
These students are using this film/dig to commemorate the First World War, it shouldn't be used for self promotion or your biased views.
Well done to the students involved.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: Why not bring it up to date with a reconstruction of a trench in Helm,an/Kandahar/ anywhere in Afghanistan (plenty were dug, beleive me) and then a murderous assault by Taliban and dead bodies from both sides littered all over the shop. Or perhaps modern contemporary warfare is a little to complex, and too close to home, too political? Forget the Hurt Locker tosh.[/p][/quote]Good point,mustnt upset the muslims.[/p][/quote]I'm not really sure of the relevance the two comments above ? One smacks of, 'look at me' and the other 'racism',,,,complete ly pointless ! These students are using this film/dig to commemorate the First World War, it shouldn't be used for self promotion or your biased views. Well done to the students involved. Not again !!
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