Case Studies

Sup-ER-kids – 9 week film-making workshop

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Our Star Wars filmmaking workshop in action with the young people from Sup-ER-kids.

We love providing exciting and engaging film workshops for people looking to learn more about film. Wither it’s young people on the autistic spectrum making a Star Wars film over 9 weeks or a youth group making a drama in one day for screening at the end of the day, we always have a blast and make sure everybody is enjoying learning along the way.

So what kind of films do people make? Our young people from the ‘Sup-ER-kids’ club learned about creating characters, developing a plot and choreographing movement in their film ‘Star Wars: Scourge of Onheil’, a Star Wars fan film, have a look below to see what they ended up making with us:

We also work with a range of partners to diversify and broaden the experience of our workshop participants. For example with the Star Wars workshop we worked with sculptor Dave Chapman who designed and manufactured props for our film, then delivered a workshop with the young people to finish the props with paint and other decoration.


Heather Pippins and the Skylark Sword

We returned with Sup-ER-kids this year to deliver another workshop, this time with our focus on the magical world of Harry Potter. The kids successfully created a half hour Harry Potter fan film and enjoyed an intense and fun 10 week workshop in early 2017.

Here’s the result of their efforts:



Falkirk Community Trust – Green Screen and Filmmaking workshop

“I really enjoyed the workshop! You were all amazing. Thanks for making it fun.” – Naomi Kenny, Project Manager for Falkirk Community Trust


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This workshop delivered over 2 days trained liberarians and historians the basics of DSLR filmmaking and data management as well as the basics of green screen and 3 point lighting.

Whizzkidz UK – 1 day film-making workshop

From our workshop with WhizzKidz in their Glasgow Ambassador's club

Two partipants perform a scene during the workshop

“CherryMan Media ran a really well rounded, age and ability appropriate set of workshops for our club for young wheelchair users. The young people were driven by the enthusiasm of David and were proud to produce a fantastic film at the end of the day. It was such an easy day for us to run too with David taking charge and the 5 hour project running so smoothly.”

– Heather Robertson, Scotland co-ordinator, Whizzkidz UK