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Call for community submissions for short film

A film-maker has appealed for help from the public to make a morale-boosting short film on how people had handled the stress of the Covid-19 crisis.

Milton Raposo said: “We're so tight-knit, we all now know one person who has been affected. It's just nice to get some uplift.”

He appealed for more 30 to 60-second horizontal clips shot on a smart phone to be sent to him on Facebook Messenger or Instagram.

Mr Raposo said: “I've had great responses from lots of people with their stay-at-home videos over the last couple of weeks, but I still need more.”

He explained: “I would like to get more of a representation of the country.

“There are also many Bermudians who live overseas and they are welcome to submit as well.”

Mr Raposo said the project was inspired by a film-maker in Italy and that he wanted it limited to only inspirational or uplifting videos.

He asked on Facebook: “Do you know someone who is sick and want to send them a message or are you someone who was sick?

He added: “I'm not looking for any funny or goofy clips or how wonderful Bermuda's lifestyle is under the circumstances.”

Mr Raposo told prospective contributors: “Most important, don't be camera shy. Put the camera on you. Let's make this a real community effort. Thank you and stay safe.”

He said he expected the end product to be 30 minutes long, but the date of completion had still to be decided.

Mr Raposo explained: “It depends how long this thing drags on for.”

The film will be posted online on Vimeo as well as on the Facebook page of Method Media Bermuda, the name of his video and media content production house. Mr Raposo's earlier work includes the feature-length documentary Fabric, about the Portuguese community in Bermuda, as well as commercial films.

Clips can be sent to Milton Raposo via Facebook Messenger @methodmediabda or via Instagram @method_media_bermuda

Looking for uplift: Milton Raposo, a film-maker, seen here during the America's Cup, is calling for the community to submit clips for a 30-minute short film

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Published April 14, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated April 14, 2020 at 8:11 am)

Call for community submissions for short film

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