New Film Celebrates Worldwide Impact of North East Culture02 August 2017
A new film has been released celebrating the international influence of the North East’s arts and heritage sector. The film, commissioned by the North East Culture Partnership and shown for the first time at the Stockton International Riverside Festival this week, highlights the role of artists, performers and curators in the region’s export economy.
The eight-minute film, by Newcastle-based producer Candle & Bell, reveals the international reach and reputation of North East culture.
Candle & Bell, recently named by Creative England as one of the top 50 emerging creative companies in England, filmed at venues and landmarks from Northumberland to Teesside.
“There is much to be proud of in our region’s cultural sector, both in its impact here and the potential for export,” says John Mowbray, co-chair of NECP, “a sector that brings in £3 billion to our economy and employs over 75,000 people is vital asset to be championed.”
The film, which features key figures from the region’s arts and heritage organisations, demonstrates the wide-ranging initiatives and successes of the region both at home and abroad; and previous research by NECP found the region’s arts and heritage organisations work with at least sixty-one countries – that’s a third of the planet.
“There is much to be proud of in our region’s cultural sector, both in its impact here and the potential for export,” says John Mowbray, co-chair of NECP, “a sector that brings in £3 billion to our economy and employs over 75,000 people is vital asset to be championed. This film will promote the international work of the North East’s cultural sector around the globe.”
The film will be shown as part of the Department for International Trade’s Creative Economy trade mission to South Korea later this year. And it is expected to feature in other international visits and delegations. The film is the latest development in the Case for Culture, a 15 year strategy to drive investment and participation in arts and heritage.
View the NECP international film below.