Sea of Bitterness was made by Year 7-11 students at Fitzalan High School in Cardiff, working with Film Development Worker Tracy Pallant.
The group had very clear ideas of the way they wanted their film to look, and worked hard on set and costume design, talking through their ideas with Maggie Russell, Head of Talent at BBC Wales, and also meeting with local film composer John Hardy to discuss their ideas for the soundtrack.
The film dealt with some difficult and painful issues which were discussed during the script writing process. This project gave the young people the opportunity to explore emotions, to experiment with ideas, to think in images, to learn skills in camera work, sound recording, directing and editing, to make a film that they are proud of.
Running time: 10 minutes approx
Year Produced: 2006