Welcome to Pockliwood

The amateur film-making group, called Pockliwood, will meet at the arts centre.
The amateur film-making group, called Pockliwood, will meet at the arts centre.

A new amateur film-making group in Pocklington is starting up and is looking for people to get into the movies.

Pockliwood is the brain child of local film producer and actor Andrew Raby.

The Pockliwood group will meet in Pocklington Arts Centre as soon as it has enough potential members.

The group will come together to learn about the film-making process through practical experience, as well as hearing from one or two special guests from the world of film.

Through this process the group’s members will make a number of short films which they then hope to show at the Pocklington Arts Centre in a special film festival.

Mr Raby said: “My wife and I moved into the area a year and a half ago and we love it here.

“Pocklington and the area around it have a real sense of community as well as having such great amenities for everyone to enjoy.”

“The arts centre people have been very supportive of the idea, as we are emphasising the community nature of the group by particularly inviting people to join who might feel excluded from society in any way.

“Creativity is important to wellbeing and health and we will be using the filmmaking process to form friendships and to help people become more confident as well as just to have some fun!”

Anyone who is interested in joining the film-making group should visit www.pockliwood.moonfruit.com or find Pockliwood on Facebook (www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Pockliwood).