Vote for Gizmo’s Olympics video

Some of the Gizmo Gang from St Leonards who have made a film that they hope will be shown at the Olympic Games.
Some of the Gizmo Gang from St Leonards who have made a film that they hope will be shown at the Olympic Games.

A TEAM of teenagers have made an Olympic-themed video which they hope will be screened at the games in London this summer.

The group of 22, from Gizmo DIY Theatre Company, spent six weeks making the three-minute film, which is a take on the Olympic Torch coming to Hastings and St Leonards.

The video, which is called You’ve Been Torched, can be seen on Film Nation, a website featuring scores of flicks made by young people.

Gizmo’s entry is one of numerous videos that have entered in the competition. To take part entrants have to make a film of up to three minutes long, inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic values such as respect, equality and friendship.

The video with the highest number of votes or ‘likes’ each month wins, gets considered for nomination for the Film Nation Shorts Awards and has a chance to be screened during the London 2012 Olympics.

Pat Fisher, director and founder of Gizmo, said: “I am hoping people will get behind the film and give the kids a real boost so they feel like winners.

“The film is about the Olympic torch-bearer coming to central St Leonards.

“As she is running through, people come out to see her as if reaching out.

“She stops in the street after seeing that her shoelace is undone and then goes into Gizmo Gaffe in Western Road, allowing the kids to hold the Olympic Torch.

“She then leaves Gizmo Gaffe after everyone there waves her goodbye.

“The idea behind the fim is based on the Olympic value of friendship.”

The movie already has more than 1,600 ‘likes’ on the Film Nation website.

Pat said: “It’s a feel-good film and 22 young people took part in making it.”

The film can be viewed by logging on to www.filmnation.org.uk/watch/film/youve-been-torched-0.

To vote, visit the website and after playing the video, click on the yellow I Like This icon.