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Monday 29 September 2008

What Happens When You Call 999?

What Happens When You call 999?”

Dan Dunbar made this film whilst in Year 10 at Willingdon Community School, Eastbourne, as part of his sliver level Arts Award, during 2008. He wanted to capture what happens from the moment a call to the Fire and Rescue Service is made to the engines going out.

Dan worked with Community Arts Manager Marina Castledine and professional filmmaker Nick Pilton after school to complete this part of his Arts Award. This included storyboarding and scripting the entire film, arranging a series of permissions to gain unprecedented access to the workings of East Sussex Fire and Rescue Services, shooting the film on location, as well as editing and presenting his work to the public.

The Arts Award, run by Arts Council England and Trinity Guildhall, supports young people to develop as artists and art leaders.

As a secondary school with Specialist Media and Visual Arts status, encouraging and helping young people both in school and out, to achieve an Arts Award, is an important commitment.

This film could not have been made without the support of the teams at both Eastbourne Fire Station and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service HQ. Many thanks go to all the staff.

To find out more about any aspect of the project please contact

Marina Castledine

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This film is brilliant. I am working with young people with learning difficulties and use this film as part of a session about the emergency services.