‘Kaos in the City’ was a collaborative animated film project designed for young individuals facing homelessness or temporary housing to take part in a high-quality arts experience reflecting their situation. The project offered 16 young people aged 15-18 from Connexions and Life Housing an exciting opportunity to access new media and new skills in model-making, animation, storyboarding, editing and set design. The film presented a platform to voice young people’s ideas and present their experiences living in Oxford, developing their confidence, and ultimately presenting their finished work to an audience.
It was the first time that the group of participants experienced working on an animated film over a concentrated period of time. Though Fusion Arts had previously worked with film and video, this was our first time using animation in our project delivery and working with this particular age group in the production.
‘Kaos in the City’ was selected for screening at the Co-operative Young FilmMakers Festival.
The project was run and supported by Fusion Arts in conjunction with Connexions and Life Housing.