Funding for film to guide addicts towards recovery

AN addiction programme has received a cash boost to help them create a film about recovering from substance abuse.

The Basement Recovery Project was awarded a grant from the Community Foundation for Calderdale so ex-addicts who have used the service can produce a film as a guide to others.

The project will be part of a ten-week course run by DMC Media which also aims to help students develop confidence, communications skills, technological and video production skills and a sense of achievement.

Steve Duncan, chief executive of the foundation, said: “The end result will be a unique and honest film that will act as a ‘guide to recovery’ produced by people who have real-life experience and can tell it as it really is.”

Participants will also be able to write the script, produce storyboard ideas, design and make props and costumes

The film will then be screened to specially invited guests, including family and friends, and be used as an educational tool for the future.