Our Diversity

Youth film project supporting Diversity

  • Anthony Thomas Ferns
  • Anthony Thomas Ferns
  • Anthony Thomas Ferns
  • Youthreach Students Staff
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    200 EUR
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Youthreach, 20 North Great Georges St, D1, Ireland
  • We are delighted to receive an Honorable Mention for our film, Our Diversity, at the 2023 Student World Impact Film Festival (SWIFF) plus being accepted for screening at the same festival 18th to 25th June 2023
    United States
    June 19, 2023
    Honourable Mention: The 2023 Student World Impact Film Festival (SWIFF)
Director Biography - Anthony Thomas Ferns

Tony Ferns has been encouraging students to throw off their inhibitions and enjoy acting for years and his impressive results speak for themselves. His students successfully achieve awesome results in their drama portfolios year after year. Tony likes to produce drama improvisations and short films with his Youthreach students. Every year he has new students to influence and this year the students obliged with Our Diversity a short film to raise awareness to show diverse kindness to the people of Syria/Turkey affected by their recent earthquake disaster.

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Director Statement

I would like to thank my students for their dedication and commitment to make this short film 'Our Diversity' They were awesome to work with and many are new to the English language really excelled. I am so proud of their efforts and I'm blessed for the opportunity to direct them and for the chance for them to compete in this festival. Regards, Tony Ferns - Our Diversity - Director/Producer: Dublin, Ireland

Our Diversity Short Film: Synopsis
The short film highlights the diversity of the Youthreach North Great Georges Street, Dublin students. It demonstrates the kindness and humanity of the group in showing kindness and support towards the victims of the Turkey and Syria Earthquake disaster earlier this year. While many of the students have come from traumatic pasts themselves, they were first to reach out to others when help was needed. The short film also features management and teachers alongside the students.

While drama studies develop the basic skills of drama, performing in front of the camera gives the participants experience at a practical level in developing their talents and confidence.

The short film incorporates the recent Turkey & Syria Earthquake appeal at Youthreach, North Great Georges St into its story. The appeal was organised by Youthreach teacher Lisa Carney and contributions were made by students, staff & management. This demonstrates how different assignments can collaborate so well together in Youthreach education.