River Row are based in Omagh. They produce original pieces of art in many forms with a big focus on theatre production. Their aim is to use art mediums as a vehicle for community development to promote the culture of the town and the people of Omagh.
This is the second year that we have worked with River Row on a This Is Me filmmaking project with facilitator and local film producer Cyril Kelly and we are very excited to be doing so. Last year’s film production was such a hit and a worthwhile experience, that I am sure this year will be the same. The group have been working on and filming a story, which they have previously told in a theatre production. Bringing this story to film adds a whole new dimension to it.
The story addresses the issue of bullying – the victim and the bully face each other later in life and restoration is brought to their relationship as they both deal with the past and their actions. The group, which involved over 40 people, have entered into this with great focus and motivation. From turning the Strule Arts Centre into an airport departure lounge to actually filming at the airport; they definitely gave the whole process 110%!