Young Cupar filmmakers on the red carpet

Cupar film project
Cupar film project

CUPAR ‘Y’ rolled out the red carpet when it hosted the premiere of a brand new film looking at the town through the eyes of local teenagers.

Youngsters from Bell Baxter High School shot ‘What’s Cupar’ earlier this year and were joined by around 50 people from across the community at the film’s first showing.

Among those featured in the movie were the Fife Herald, Fisher and Donaldson, Luvians, Canon Pat McInally and local councillors Margaret Kennedy and Bryan Poole.

The project was spearheaded by ‘Y’ general secretary Norma Graham with the help of professional filmmaker Kyle Titterton and Viv Collie of Cupar Futures Group.

Norma said: “It was great to experience the enthusiasm and energy of the young people.

“They had lots of ideas and really drove the project.

“They can now identify more with the community and have learnt so much about the town and the people who live and work in it.

“We hope to look at a future project with the teenagers as we’re keen for them to continue to have an active voice in Cupar and its future.”

One of the young filmmakers said on behalf of the group that the experience had been really enjoyable.

They added: “We visited places in town that we had never been to before and we met a lot of people.

“Usually adults take over to decide what we are going to do, but they trusted us and asked for our opinions. We all learned a lot.”

Viv thanked everyone who took part in the making of the film.