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Georgina Goes Out

Date posted: 12.12.2007

Russell Brand helped to celebrate the amazing achievements of nine young people who were funded by Mediabox. As part of this award ceremony at the end of November, all of the documentaries were showcased.

Georgina Studd, aged 17 from South London, picked up the highest accolade at the 2007 Mediabox and Channel 4 FourDocs Documentary Film-making Competition. Her short film, Georgina Goes Out, looks at the problems faced by disabled teenagers in this country.

She has diagnosed with cerebral palsy 18 months ago, so can approach the subject matter from a very personal perspective. The incurable illness severely impaired her movement and she is now confined to a wheelchair.

In March, Georgina was invited to join a course in film production run by the multimedia company Spectrecom Films. After submitting a 200-word proposal about her experiences over the summer holidays she was given the opportunity to pursue her new appetite for film-making.

The film will be shown on Channel 4 next spring, but you can watch Georgina Goes Out, as well as all other entries, on the FourDocs website.

Mediabox is a £6 million Department for Children, Schools and Families fund that gives 13-19 year olds the chance to make creative media projects about the issues they are passionate about.

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