Belfast Boys premiere of ‘Tough to be Calm’

On Saturday there was a full house in The MAC Upper Theatre for the Belfast Boys film premiere.  Family and friends dressed up and walked down the red carpet to join the boys and watch ‘Tough to Be Calm’.

This year’s Belfast Boys programme focused on emotional well-being, hyperactivity and anxiety in young people, matters of real interest to our boys, and their ideas were used as a springboard for the film project.

The film explores how sometimes it is – and sometimes it isn’t – tough to be calm.  Often, whether boys are tough or calm can be viewed negatively so the boys enjoyed developing choreographic material that could be used in ‘tough’, hard edged movement in the urban city centre settings but was also utilised as a contrast in the ‘calmer’ woodland scenes in the leafy idyll of Belvoir Forest. As always, this project took ideas from the energy levels the boys bring to every session.

The audience gave the film glowing reviews.  Much fun was had and MUCH popcorn eaten!

Thank you to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

See below for the photos from the filming day: