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BEARS, BENGALS AND BIG BAD BARRY

Exploring climate emergency, bullying and an invasion of alien sheep, the six films that screened as part of Bears, Bengals and Big Bad Barry were created between August and December 2019 as part of Film Town, Alchemy’s community filmmaking initiative, by Hawick Cubs, Jedburgh Scout Group, and Interest Link – a volunteer befriending service working with isolated children, young people and adults with learning disabilities across the Scottish Borders.

The premiere of Bears, Bengals and Big Bad Barry took place at Heart of Hawick on 18 December 2019, and was preceded by several adverts for forthcoming imaginary products made by members of Hawick’s Escape Youth Club.


SPACE SHEEP
Created by Interest Link
When alien sheep invade Earth, three superheroes must save the day.


THE POLAR BEAR
Created by Hawick Cubs
What can humans do to save the polar bear, whose habitat is disappearing as a result of climate change?


THE BENGAL TIGER
Created by Hawick Cubs
A short film about the Bengal Tiger, an endangered species, and the importance of restoring and protecting the environment.


ENDANGERED
Created by Jedburgh Scout Group
Endangered looks at some of the creatures affected by climate change and posits some ways in which humans can help reduce their harmful impact on the environment.


THE BOTTLE
Created by Jedburgh Scout Group
The story of a plastic bottle, from its origins as oil from beneath the sea bed to a waste disposal site.


BIG BAD BARRY
Created by Jedburgh Scout Group
Barry is a school bully, plain and simple. Or is he…?


FILM TOWN
Film Town is Alchemy’s community filmmaking initiative.

Encompassing workshops, partnerships and an open access media lab in Hawick town centre, it works to the benefit of Hawick and its unique communities by widening accessibility and inclusion for audiences, participants and partners, and by challenging social, physical and communication barriers.

Film Town events aim to create positive and supportive working environments, while contributing to Hawick’s economic regeneration through an investment in its cultural identity.

You can read more about Film Town’s projects here.